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RURAL AMERICA LIVE: Ag News & Rural TV Content Protection Act

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RFD-TV President, CEO and Founder Patrick Gottsch will update viewers on efforts to get critical legislation passed to protect rural programming.

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Meat and Dairy Prices are Projected to Rise in the Next Year

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Meat and dairy prices projected to go up

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Hesston Knows Hay: Planting Tips

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In this episode of Hesston Knows Hay Dan Undersander describes the best planting techniques for different soil types.

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The Trump Administration Promises More Farm Relief

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As current trade negotiations drag out the Trump administration is looking to add more Ag support and farm relief.

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Many Farmers and Ag Groups are Losing Patience Over the Escalating Trade War with China

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The mood in farm country remains down as frustrations rise. With increased tariffs on Chinese products a new round of retaliatory tariffs on farm products are expected from China.

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Farmers Continue to Face Serious Challenges to Profitability

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Farmers continue to face tremendous risk exposure due to drops in the value of crop insurance along with continued decreases in crop prices.

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Hesston Knows Hay: Preparing the Soil and Field

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In this episode, Dan Undersander and Dan Putnam share the steps to maximize the yield of alfalfa.

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AARP Live Minute: Four Ways to Pay Less for Electricity, Internet and Water

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In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings shares four ways to save on utilities.

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Congress Makes Another Attempt at a Disaster Relief Bill

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The House of Representatives is proposing another supplemental disaster relief bill for those communities damaged by recent weather events.

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Fourteen States Test Their Response Plan to a Potential African Swine Fever Outbreak

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As more African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks occur across the globe North American producers make plans for a response to a potential outbreak in America.

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Frustration in the Ag Trade with China Continues

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Despite the desire for a trade deal, frustration is still running high among American Ag trade negotiators.

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Trade with China Returns to the Spotlight

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As the U.S., Mexico, Canada Trade Agreement continues to move forward, American trade negotiators look to make progress with China and on other trade fronts in the coming weeks. 

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Electric Cooperatives Convene in Washington to Discuss Expanding Rural Broadband Access

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April 29, 2019 NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV)  The push for rural broadband service expansion continues to be a challenge. Lower population density creates economic obstacles to creating a reliable network at a reasonable price in rural communities. RFD-TV reports.

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Help RFD-TV Honor Those Who Teach Rural America’s Next Generation!

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Submit your nominations at ffatoday@rfdtv.com

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AARP Live Minute: Six Ways to Prepare Your Estate Plan

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AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings looks at wills, durable power of attorney, beneficiaries and more.

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A Bipartisan $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package Has Been Agreed to by Congress and the Trump Administration

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The infrastructure package not only includes roads, bridges and water, but also puts an emphasis on broadband expansion and the power grid. Details of funding the plan is to be worked out in the coming weeks.

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American Farm Worker Population Continues to Fall

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As the American farm worker population has fallen by hundreds of thousands in the past few years, this has resulted in Washington lawmakers to address the issue of migrant farm workers.

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Broadband Applications Open

Rural broadband expansion. Rural broadband expansion.
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USDA is now accepting online applications for the Reconnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure pilot program. Find out how to apply!

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National Pork Board Launches a Program to Assist Pork Producers in Times of Crisis

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While African Swine Fever has not reached the United States the National Pork Board has started a pork crisis alert program to help notify pork producers of impending threats. For more information visit Pork.org.

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Low Dairy Prices and Oversupply Continue to Force Record Closings

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The new federal farm bill offers relief to dairy farmers but may come too late for smaller dairy farmers as low prices continue. House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson from Minnesota is looking to roll out the program before summer. 

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Washington Lawmakers Seek to Put a Moratorium on Agribusiness Mergers

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Consolidation in the agriculture industry has been a key issue among 2020 presidential hopefuls.

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Washington Fails to Pass Disaster Relief for the Midwest

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With Congress scheduled to go on a two-week break next week, relief for those affected by the bomb cyclone in the Midwest may be in limbo.

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Disaster Aid Stuck in the Senate

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USDA states funding for disaster relief may run out after two years of turmoil.

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RURAL AMERICA LIVE with AARP

RURAL AMERICA LIVE with AARP Live RURAL AMERICA LIVE with AARP Live

Thu, May 16 – 10 PM ET | 9 PM CT | 8 PM MT | 7 PM PT – Learn about resources that could help your small town become an even better place to live, grow, and play.

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In This AARP Live Minute: Four Things to do During a Natural Disaster

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In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings shares four things you should do if natural disaster strikes in your area. 

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Housing Shortage in Rural America

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Experts are looking to lawmakers to address the shortage of housing coming to farm country.

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Heartland Forum in Iowa Hosts Presidential Candidates

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The Heartland Forum is a bipartisan event which brought together 2020 presidential candidates to share their vision for rural America.

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Farm State Lawmakers Make USDA Oversight a Priority

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As the 2018 farm bill rollout continues, lawmakers question the fraud prevention aspects of the bill. While lawmakers acknowledge that fraud by farmers and those on nutrition assistance is rare, they have voiced their concerns over some recent events.

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In Memory of Ronald Hefty

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Ronald Hefty, founder of the Hefty Seed company and father of Ag PhD hosts Darren and Brian Hefty, has passed away.

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In this AARP Live Minute: Safety During Natural Disasters

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AARP works to connect Americans from the big city to rural America. In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings shares three ways  to prepare for a disaster including creating a kit with water and other provisions. 

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USDA Releases 2017 Census of Ag Results

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New data to inform decisions about ag education, research, farm programs, rural development, and much more over the next several years.

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Canada to Expand Tariffs on American Ag Products

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Canada plans a new round of tariffs on U.S. agricultural products including apples, pork, and wine as talks on American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum have stalled.

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Precision Nutrition by Amaferm with Beef Nutritionist Leann Waugh

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In this episode, we visit a beef nutritionist at AG Partners uses precision biotics to improve performances of herds of all sizes. 

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Livestock Marketing Association Displays the Value of Livestock Markets on Capitol Hill

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April 9, 2019 The Livestock Marketing Association uses the auctioning of pies in congress to convey the Importance of protecting livestock markets to U.S. lawmakers. The purpose of the activity was to show the value of the competitive bidding process and the need to protect the ability for the producer to create the top dollar for their product in uncertain times. Sarah Mock reports from Washington.

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Champions Crowned at RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN 2019

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Champions have been crowned – and sent away with some very big checks!

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Ireland Tour 2019

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This spectacular travel package highlights the combined richness of Ireland's cultural, scenic, and agricultural heritage.

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RURAL AMERICA LIVE with UNMC

RURAL AMERICA LIVE with UNMC RURAL AMERICA LIVE with UNMC

Mon, May 13 – 8 PM ET | 7 PM CT | 6 PM MT | 5 PM PT – A look at skin cancer in the rural community and what farmers and ranchers can do to protect themselves from sun exposure.

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First Annual Wild Spayed Filly Futurity, Part 2 (Encore Airing)

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Thu, Apr 25 – 10 PM ET | 9 PM CT | 8 PM MT | 7 PM PT – This unique event features twelve horses chosen from wild herds that were sold and invited back one year later to compete for a purse of $25,000.

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First Annual Wild Spayed Filly Futurity, Part 1 (Encore Airing)

Wild Spayed Filly Futurity Wild Spayed Filly Futurity

Mon, Apr 22 – This unique event features twelve horses chosen from wild herds that were sold and invited back one year later to compete for a purse of $25,000.

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RURAL AMERICA LIVE with UNMC (Encore Presentation)

RURAL AMERICA LIVE with UNMC RURAL AMERICA LIVE with UNMC

Mon, Apr 15 – 8 PM ET | 7 PM CT | 6 PM MT | 5 PM PT – (Encore Presentation) The Bomb Cyclone has caused massive destruction across the Midwest as the snow melts and leads to dangerous flooding. Farmers are among those hit the hardest. Experts with the University of Nebraska Medical Center talk about the physical, emotional, and mental impact of this natural disaster.

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RURAL AMERICA LIVE with AARP

RURAL AMERICA LIVE with AARP Live RURAL AMERICA LIVE with AARP Live

Thu, Apr 18 – 10 PM ET | 9 PM CT | 8 PM MT | 7 PM PT – April weather is unique in each part of the country – and can be dangerous no matter where you live. Will you be ready if a natural disaster strikes?

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RURAL AMERICA LIVE with Tecovas

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Mon, Jan 28 – 8 PM ET | 7 PM CT | 6 PM MT | 5 PM PT – Tecovas offers high quality, comfortable cowboy boots at an honest price!

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Texas Bucket List

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Our goal is to feature the stops, hear the stories, and meet the people that are quintessential to the story of Texas. From Old West to modern marvels – this is The Texas Bucket List.

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RFD-TV Needs Your Help to Protect Rural Programming!

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Your representatives in Congress need to hear from you today!

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All Tickets ON SALE NOW!

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Regular tickets to THE AMERICAN, Season Tickets, and Semi-Finals tickets are all on sale!

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Debbe Dunning's Dude Ranch Round-Up

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Strap on your spurs and saddle up for a travel adventure with actress Debbe Dunning (formerly Heidi the Tool Time girl from TV favorite "Home Improvement") as she travels the U.S. and showcases the best dude ranches in the country!

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Larry's Country Diner

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Join host Larry Black, along with Keith Bilbrey, Sheriff Jimmy Capps, Waitress Renae, and Nadine, as they welcome another stellar musical guest to the diner!

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Chasing Down Madison Brown

Chasing Down Madison Brown Chasing Down Madison Brown

Madison’s unique and adventurous upbringing meant life on a tour bus, where each new stop brought new adventures. Whether it’s movie stars, music stars, superstar athletes, or small town dives, you never know what she might be doing or where you might be going when you start “Chasing Down Madison Brown.”

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The Bluegrass Trail

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Time honored songs, performed by some of the greatest Bluegrass artists in the USA, presented for the very first time. It’s a celebration of this nation’s musical roots, right here on our Nashville stage!

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WoodSongs

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Fridays – 6 PM ET | 5 PM CT | 4 PM MT | 3 PM PT – Folksinger Michael Johnathon hosts a wide variety of musicians from folk, blues, country, jazz, new-age, and rock to celebrate the traditional American experience through song.

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FarmHer

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“FarmHer” focuses its camera lens on women in agriculture through the eyes of photographer and TV host Marji Guyler-Alaniz, who takes viewers coast to coast on a journey capturing the story of women and their connection to the land through her camera.

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National Tractor Pulling

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Yeah we scream, yeah we shout: Twin-Engine Light Unlimiteds and Multi-Engine Modifieds shake the stands in Tomah, Wisconsin.

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FFA Today

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MONDAYS – 7 PM ET | 6 PM CT | 5 PM MT | 4 PM PT – Check out FFA Today, a fun and fast-paced show featuring fascinating stories about amazing kids and unique agriculture industries. FFA helps prepare students for careers in the science, business and technology areas of agriculture. It functions as part of a school's agricultural education program, helping to combine rigorous academic instruction with relevant hands-on experience.

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  • RURAL AMERICA LIVE: Ag News & Rural TV Content Protection Act

    RURAL AMERICA LIVE: Ag News & Rural TV Content Protection Act

    Tuesday, May 14 2019 1:39 PM EDT2019-05-14 17:39:28 GMT
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    RURAL AMERICA LIVE: Ag News & Rural TV Content Protection ActRURAL AMERICA LIVE: Ag News & Rural TV Content Protection Act

    RFD-TV President, CEO and Founder Patrick Gottsch will update viewers on efforts to get critical legislation passed to protect rural programming.

    RFD-TV President, CEO and Founder Patrick Gottsch will update viewers on efforts to get critical legislation passed to protect rural programming.

  • WoodSongs

    WoodSongs

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    Fridays – 6 PM ET | 5 PM CT | 4 PM MT | 3 PM PT – Folksinger Michael Johnathon hosts a wide variety of musicians from folk, blues, country, jazz, new-age, and rock to celebrate the traditional American experience through song.

    Fridays – 6 PM ET | 5 PM CT | 4 PM MT | 3 PM PT – Folksinger Michael Johnathon hosts a wide variety of musicians from folk, blues, country, jazz, new-age, and rock to celebrate the traditional American experience through song.

  • FarmHer

    FarmHer

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    “FarmHer” focuses its camera lens on women in agriculture through the eyes of photographer and TV host Marji Guyler-Alaniz, who takes viewers coast to coast on a journey capturing the story of women and their connection to the land through her camera.

    “FarmHer” focuses its camera lens on women in agriculture through the eyes of photographer and TV host Marji Guyler-Alaniz, who takes viewers coast to coast on a journey capturing the story of women and their connection to the land through her camera.

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  • Weekly Merch Feature: The Cowboy Channel T-shirt

    Weekly Merch Feature: The Cowboy Channel T-shirt

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    Assert your inner cowboy (or cowgirl) with this comfortable, heather gray t-shirt – straight from our new facilities at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards

    Assert your inner cowboy (or cowgirl) with this comfortable, heather gray t-shirt – straight from our new facilities at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards

  • Help RFD-TV Honor Those Who Teach Rural America’s Next Generation!

    Help RFD-TV Honor Those Who Teach Rural America’s Next Generation!

    Wednesday, April 10 2019 11:02 AM EDT2019-04-10 15:02:54 GMT
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    Submit your nominations at ffatoday@rfdtv.com

    Submit your nominations at ffatoday@rfdtv.com

  • “The Bluegrass Trail” – Attend LIVE Tapings!

    “The Bluegrass Trail” – Attend LIVE Tapings!

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    Find out how you can be part of the live studio audience for Season Two of “The Bluegrass Trail.”

    Find out how you can be part of the live studio audience for Season Two of “The Bluegrass Trail.”

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