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Grassley Comments on Recession Fears

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Rumors of a recession continue to circle the oval office, but according to CNN, recent claims the White House is considering payroll tax cuts to avoid an economic downturn is off the table.

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The Great Chicken Sandwich Social Media War

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Everybody seems to be a winner in the online sparring between fast food rivals. 

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Proud to Represent the Western Way of Life

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A passion for the sport of rodeo, agriculture, and mental health defines this year's "Miss Rodeo Arkansas". The State Farm Bureau shares her story.

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The Farmer Behind Woodstock

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Behind the iconic music festival held 50 years ago is the story of a farmer and his farm.

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USDA Employees Faced Threats on Crop Tour

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After a disappointing start in South Dakota and a little improvement in Nebraska, the western leg of the Pro-Farmer Crop Tour heads to Iowa. Where it is reported that USDA employees were pulled off the crop tour because they received threats. 

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Market Manipulation A Concern After Tyson Fire

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The National Cattlemen's Beef Association recently wrote a letter to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission asking them to watch out for market manipulation following the shut down of a Tyson beef packing plant due to fire. 

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White House Hopes to Win Back Ethanol's Trust

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The White House hopes to win back the ethanol industry’s trust after approving 31 new refinery waivers. 

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Citrus Quarantine Area Expanded by USDA

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The action was taken to help prevent citrus greening in the United States.

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ASF Prevention Problems

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Researchers struggle to find new ways to combat African Swine Fever. 

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"Storm Area 51" Already Taking Toll on Rural Nevada

A security fence at Nevada's infamous Area 51. A security fence at Nevada's infamous Area 51.
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Will "Storm Area 51" hordes come and go in peace? Area officials are hoping for the best, while planning for the worst. 

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USDA: "Don't Wash Poultry, But If You Do..."

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Individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry, according to a USDA study.

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Dolly Parton Honored in Special Exhibit

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“Dolly: My Opry Memories” celebrates he 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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10 Years for Grain Fraud

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A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history to 10 years in prison, saying he cheated thousands of customers into buying products they didn't want. 

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Dems and the Digital Divide

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Several Democratic presidential candidates pledge billions of dollars to expand high speed internet access.

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A "Challenging Season" Comes Into View

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DTN's Digital Yield Tour reveals midwest corn and soybean yields significantly lower than USDA estimates.

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Tariffs Hurt Farmers

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Hundreds of farmers speak out in Wisconsin at a town hall meeting with the Tariffs Hurt The Heartland campaign. 

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USDA Supporting Infrastructure

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The U.S. Department Of Agriculture is helping to pay for improvements to rural water and electric infrastructure. The USDA’s Rod Bain explains how you could benefit.

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Wheat & Dairy Hoping For A Quick Japan Deal

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Wheat industry leaders say a quick trade deal with Japan is possible.

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It's National Radio Day!

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Today celebrates the impact that the radio has had on American life since its invention.
 

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Record Breaking Prevent Plant Claims

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The big news for this year's crops the amount of prevent plant claims.

One agency says the number is already high and it rises every day. On the heels of a hard planting year USDA's Risk Management Agency says the number of prevent plant acreage claims breaks records. So far the Farm Service Agency has reported over 11.5 Million corn acres, which equals a lot of money.

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Market for Agricultural Land is Heating Up

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For farmers looking for some good news, there's a possible spark of hope in the land market.

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John Deere Bringing in Less Green

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Weakness in the ag sector spreads to the broader economy.

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How's Your Connection?

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As many as 1 in 4 farms still lack internet access, according to one recent report.

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How Much Would You Pay For One of These?

Long neck avocados up to 3 feet long and weighing up to 3 pounds! Long neck avocados up to 3 feet long and weighing up to 3 pounds!
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Long neck avocados: up to 3 ft. and 3 lbs. – and lots of $$$!

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Happy Vinalia Rustica!

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Festival on August 19 on the ancient Roman calendar marked the beginning of the autumn grape harvest.

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USDA Monitoring Aftermath of Tyson Fire

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The USDA will monitor the aftermath of a fire that burned the Tyson Foods beef packing plant in Holcomb, Kansas

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Ethanol Waivers Cause Concern

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The ethanol industry slams President Donald Trump after reports say he gave the green light to the Environmental Protection Agency to grant 31 additional small refinery waivers. 

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A Regional Creamery Helps Farmers

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A regional creamery helps farmers avoid turmoil in dairy markets. RFD-TV’'s Sarah Mock heads to Pennsylvania to learn how.

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Ag Education Disconnect

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A new study highlights pervasive misconceptions among students regarding ag careers.

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Getting USMCA Done

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The push to get the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement ratified continues, and one Republican believes more Democrats should be supporting it. 

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Vince Gill: "Forever Changed"

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Country star tackles difficult subject with song from his upcoming album, OKIE.

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Making Farmer Mental Health a Priority

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A number of farmers are battling with mental health issues as they face constant adversity. 

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Randy Travis: "Lead Me Home"

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Iconic country singer continues to deliver to his fans with a new single.

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U.S. Wheat Mad At Trump Tweet

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President Donald Trump's thoughts on wheat spark a Twitter storm, but to share the full impact of wheat trade with Japan it takes more than 140 characters. 

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China Trade Rollercoaster

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It's been a rollercoaster week for U.S. China trade negotiations; one minute President Donald Trump rolls back tariff threats, the next China vows to retaliate.

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Rural Health Care Faces Challenges

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In a medical emergency, time is of the essence, but in rural America the long journey to get help could lower the chance of survival. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock shares how one person beat the odds.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Survives Fiery Plane Crash

A plane that had been carrying NASCAR driver Dale Earnhadt Jr. burns following a crash. A plane that had been carrying NASCAR driver Dale Earnhadt Jr. burns following a crash.
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NASCAR driver, his wife, and others aboard reported safe and uninjured.

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Nach-o Average Appetizer!

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On the birthday of the nachos' creator, we've got some tasty variations from some of our very own programmers.
 

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30 Harvest Short Film

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The challenge of a generation; The new film "30 Harvests" captures the passion & hopes of farmers in creating sustainable food systems. It premiered today in an effort to raise awareness of climate smart ag practices. Nick Goeser joins us to talk about the film. He is with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

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China Vows Retaliation Against Latest Tariffs

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Despite a promise to delay some new tariffs, China vows to retaliate against the latest round of taxes. New export data shows China canceled orders of soybeans and purchased only small amounts of pork and sorghum last week.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Still Riding High

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Lil Nas X's “Old Town Road, the Billy Ray Cyrus Remix" marks another milestone.

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Potential Cause of Tyson Plant Fire Identified

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The cattle market bounces back Wednesday after days of limit down trading sparked by a packing plant fire. 

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Secretary Perdue Urges USMCA Ratification

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As the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement continues to sit unratified in the Capitol, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and lawmakers call for quick action in September. 

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Cattle Market Reopens Expanded Limits After Tyson Fire

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The cattle market opens trade on expanded limits again today. The industry is waiting for updates on the Tyson beef plant fire in Kansas. 

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Markets Struggle after USDA Acreage Report

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Markets struggle to bounce back after a surprising USDA acreage report. 

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"Shine On": A Tribute to a Lost Supermom

"Shine On" – Lost Hollow pays tribute to lost supermom Sancy Shaw in new song and video. "Shine On" – Lost Hollow pays tribute to lost supermom Sancy Shaw in new song and video.
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Americana duo Lost Hollow's new song and video celebrate an adored victim of a drunk driver.
 

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World's Largest Urban Farm is a Rooftop Garden

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Starting early next year, a Parisian rooftop will become the world's largest urban farm. The 14,000 sq meters (150695 sq feet) is set to grow over 30 different plant species. In addition to leasing out plots of land for local residents, the farm will also offer a variety of urban agricultural services as well as a rooftop restaurant and bar.  Read the full article on The Guardian.

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9th Season Announced for Martina McBride's Popular Christmas Tour

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Tickets for some locations on sale now – find a performance near you!

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Farm Bill Funding Offers Hope For Disadvantaged Farmers

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The 2018 Farm Bill authorized a number of programs to help beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers access land, capital, and technical skills. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock updates us on those programs.

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Trump Updates Endangered Species Act

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The Trump Administration modernizes the Endangered Species Act. Opponents plan to take the issue to court, but as of now the rules package will officially take effect following a 30-day objection period.

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Corn Market Declines with USDA Report

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Surprise numbers from the USDA cause sharp declines in the corn market, while economists and analysts react to the higher than expected estimates. RFD-TV's John Jenkinson reports.

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Here's Your Chance to Meet the Stars!

Music Health Alliance (MHA) is excited to announce exclusive experience auctions with Elton John, Rosanne Cash, and Amy Grant and Vince Gill! Music Health Alliance (MHA) is excited to announce exclusive experience auctions with Elton John, Rosanne Cash, and Amy Grant and Vince Gill!
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Music Health Alliance (MHA) is excited to announce exclusive experience auctions with Elton John, Rosanne Cash, and Amy Grant and Vince Gill!

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Tyson Beef Plant Fire

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A fire at a Tyson Foods beef processing plant moves markets. The plant located in Holcomb, Kansas processes up to 30 thousand head each week; nearly 5 percent of the weekly US beef supply. According to Tyson. The plant is closed "indefinitely" while officials investigate and assess the damage.

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“Live at the Ryman" coming soon! Get details!

Brothers Osborne Announce New Album Release

Brothers Osborne announce that their new album, Live At The Ryman, will be released digitally on October 11. Brothers Osborne announce that their new album, Live At The Ryman, will be released digitally on October 11.
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“Live at the Ryman" coming soon! Get details!
 

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USMCA Vote Update

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While congress is on summer recess, democrat's continue their conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to finalize an agreement on the USMCA.       

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Homegrown Kids Country Answer #TheGitUpChallenge

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Country/hip-hop crossover craze is taking the world by storm!

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Student Loans Bar New Farmers

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As the average age of the American farmer continues to climb, attracting young talent to farms and rural community is becoming even more important. Many say one of the biggest barriers to reaching their agricultural dream is student loan debt. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock reports.

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EPA Waivers Granted

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The Trump Administration roils the ethanol industry over the weekend granting 31 more small refinery waivers.  Congressman Collin Peterson inputs his reaction, saying, "The Administration tried to bury bad news for rural America by quietly approving 31 more waivers this Friday afternoon that undermine the RFS and the market for corn. Farmers are on the front lines of the tariff war, and this announcement by the EPA will only make things worse." ?National Corn Growers ...

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“We Sure Looked Happy in Pictures.”

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Blockbuster country trio Lady Antebellum have released a new video featuring a live performance of "Pictures."

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DAD = LOL

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Everybody usually groans over dreaded Dad jokes, but these actually deliver . . . .

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The Latest Must-Have Travel Products

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Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you'll want to check out these amazing accessories!

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Hard hat? Check. Steel-toed shoes? Check. Tail? ...

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It's no tall tale: robotic tail could offer enhanced counterbalance for humans.

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The Rosy Path to Internet Fame

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Cue the “Awwwwwwww”s – this guy and his devoted friend went over the top for this surprise marriage proposal.

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Kraft Heinz Takes More Hits

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The company that makes Oscar Mayer hot dogs, Kool-Aid, Heinz ketchup and Velveeta continues to suffer from accounting woes, weak sales, and plunging share prices.

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A Dream Come True for Field of Dreams

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Two storied teams will face off at the famed movie set on August 13, in the first MLB game ever played in the state of Iowa.

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Smokey Celebrates a Big Birthday

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The icon of of the U.S. Forest Service is the face of the longest-running public service campaign in U.S. history.

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Ducklings By the Dozen!

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In what might be the cutest traffic jam you ever heard of, a Maine mama duck and dozens of young'uns bring traffic to a halt.

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Each State's Most Iconic Sandwiches

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Here's one list that is sure to spark laughter, debate — and of course, hunger!

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E.U. Expands Quotas to Accept More High Quality American Beef

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The United States and the European Union have agreed to increase the quota of high-quality duty-free beef the U.S. can sell to the E.U..

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US Chamber of Commerce Continues to Push for Passage of the USMCA

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Leaders of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have tabbed the passage of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) as its top policy priority for 2019. September is the earliest that the free trade agreement can be passed with congress currently in recess. 

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Minnesota Farm Fest

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A special Rural Town Hall (Wed, 11:30 AM ET) will be part of RFD-TV's coverage of the 3 day event.

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Durango Flag Boot Marks 10th Anniversary

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A special 10th Anniversary Edition of the company's popular and iconic Flag Boot is now available!

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AARP Live Minute: How to Save Money for Home & Caring for Pets

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August 1, 2019  In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings looks at ways to save on home cleaning and care for pets.

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Changes in Climate are Having Major Impacts on Agriculture

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With the floods of  the summer of 2019 fading into memory a new crisis is emerging in the form of drought.

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Dicamba Spreading is an Issue

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As the crop season continues, impacts of Dicamba drift are being witnessed across the country and farmers try to cope with the losses. 

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McDonald's Pursues Antibiotics Reduction Policy

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How will ranchers be affected by the decision of America's largest purchaser of beef to reduce antibiotics use among its suppliers?

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A Second Trade Aid Package is Coming for American Farmers

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As many know trade tariffs have a tremendous impact on farm income. If China were to drop its tariffs on soybeans net income would surge three billion dollars this year according to the food and agricultural policy institute. While the tariffs remain in place farmers can can cash in on trade aid from the government.

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AARP Live Minute: Health Insurance Fraud

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In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings looks at four ways to prevent being victimized by health insurance scammers. 

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Sonny Perdue Takes a Look at the Rural Economy

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The Ag Secretary shows optimism for disaster farm relief, and expects that farmers will hear very soon when sign-ups will begin.

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Trade Negotiations with China Show Potential and Challenges

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U.S. officials are considering a trip to Beijing to continue trade negotiations. Some signs appear optimistic even though both sides have yet to come to an agreement. As progress stalls Donald Trump threatens more tariffs on Chinese goods.

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Heat Wave is Affecting Cattle and Farmers

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High temperatures are dangerous to cattle and farmers as well. It is imperative to lessen heat stress in cattle by providing more water, shade and increasing air flow.

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USDA To Relocate Some Employees to Kansas City

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The USDA attempt to move employees from Washington D.C. to Kansas City is facing hurdles in Congress as well as challenges among current employees who have not been given a clear timeline on when the move will take place.

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Wyffels Field Focus: Focusing Solely on Corn

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At Wyffels Hybrids it’s “all corn, all the time.”

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Hesston Knows Hay: Choosing the Best Variety For Your Farm

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Hesston by Massey Ferguson have been leaders in quality hay producing technology since 1955. In this segment: Choosing the Best Variety For Your Farm.

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Intellectual Property Theft of Seeds and Ag Technology is Growing

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America faces continuing threats to agricultural intellectual property theft from foreign entities.  According to the FBI the threat to Ag technology piracy is growing.

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AARP Live Minute: Protecting Your Social Security Number

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In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings looks at four ways to protect your Social Security number.

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Slow Crop Progress and a Potential Early Frost Face Farmers in 2019

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Corn and soybean crops are experiencing slow progress as a result a late planting season in 2019.

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Coastal Communities See Economic Potential in the Protection of Estuaries

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July 8, 2019 NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) With the start of hurricane season the importance of America’s coasts and estuaries come to the forefront. Lawmakers see preserving estuaries as one key to protecting communities and providing the first line of defense against the impact of climate change on coastal areas. Sarah Mock reports.

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AARP Live Minute: Protecting Your Medical Identity

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In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings looks at four ways to protect your medical identity

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Strawberry, Watermelon, Pumpkin and Other Specialty Crop Growers Face Continuing Challenges

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Specialty crop growers face serious challenges in the current climate.

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China agrees to continue trade talks with the U.S. at the G20 Meeting in Osaka Japan

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President Trump’s visit to the G20 in Osaka, Japan appears promising for American farmers as China agrees to continue trade talks.

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Face Off in Two Debates

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20 Democratic presidential candidates locked horns in two debates this week. RFD-TV looks at their policy perspectives and what they mean for rural America. 

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AARP Live Minute: Three Ways to Avoid Utility Scams

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In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings discusses three ways to avoid utility scams. 

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Deferred Maintenance at National Parks and Forests Is Leading to More Future Costs

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June 24, 2019

Millions of Americans visit national parks and forests each year. Currently there is over $19.4 Billion in deferred maintenance in the national park system. There is bipartisan agreement that deferred maintenance cannot last forever. Sarah Mock reports from Washington.

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Mr. Fish Transport

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If you can't get to the fish, Mr. Fish Transport will bring them to you and stock your pond with catfish, bluegill, bass, and more.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn Joins Market Day Report

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U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn sat down with Market Day Report today to discuss the needs of rural America.

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Heston Knows Hay: Planting Tips

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In this segment: Alfalfa planting tips. 

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Former Employees of Fair Oaks Farms Face Criminal Charges for Animal Abuse

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Deputies filed charges after the release of a graphic video showing animal abuse by workers at Fair Oaks Farms. Other operations are considering voluntary outside audits to help prevent animal abuse.

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AARP Live Minute: Four Ways to Avoid Illegal Robocalls

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In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings discusses four ways to avoid illegal robocalls.

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Changes to Crop Chemicals May be Coming From the EPA

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EPA is currently reconsidering most pesticides and chemicals available to farmers. Over 1,100 active ingredients are being reviewed.

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AARP Live Minute: Four Ways to Save Money

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AARP works to connect Americans from the big city to rural America. In this AARP Live Minute: Sarah Jennings shares four easy ways to save cash.

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Hesston Knows Hay: Tips on How to Store Hay

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In this segment tips for how to store hay. For more information visit www.Hesston.com.

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The Debate Over Whether Farmers Should be Able to Repair Their Equipment Heats Up

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The push back from farmers and ranchers toward manufacturer’s equipment repair restrictions has resulted in new rules from the Association of Equipment Manufacturing (AEM) coming in 2021. Additionally, federal “Right to Repair” legislation is in the works, which goes beyond what the AEM is offering.

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Trade Aid is Beginning to Crystallize

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Secretary of Ag Purdue has presented more details on agriculture trade aid and how it will be available. 

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USDA Releases Trade Aid Details

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Details are emerging of the second agriculture trade aid package from the USDA.

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Secretary of Agriculture Purdue is Expecting a Hike in Aid to Farmers to Make up for Losses From the Trade Dispute with China

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue is expecting a hike in aid to farmers to help make up for losses due to the current trade dispute with China. 

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China Confirms a New African Swine Fever Outbreak

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China has reported over 100 swine fever outbreaks in its provinces since August of 2018.

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House Democratic Leaders Form a New Rural Broadband Task Force

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With many rural areas not getting the access that urban areas receive, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) seeks to bridge that gap.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Lawmakers Show Concern About the Current Challenges Facing the Rural Economy

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Farm credit leaders are optimistic they will be able to provide credit as farmers in rural America have taken on more debt during the current economic storm.

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Precision Nutrition by Amaferm with Weiss Milling

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Weiss Milling in Welcome, Minnesota, includes Amaferm in every stage of their feeds to increase intake, digestibility and  absorption of nutrients by animals.

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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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PFAS Contamination Found in Water Across the United States

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March 29, 2019 PFAS, a harmful chemical, has been found in groundwater all across rural America. PFAS chemicals are harmful to humans and livestock.

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American Soybean Farmers Concerned About 301 Tariffs Remaining in Place

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March 28, 2019 NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV)  According to Bret Davis of the American Soybean Association the 301 tariffs implemented on China by the Trump administration have already resulted in the loss of three quarters of the soybean trade with China. Many American soybean producers have seen their bottom line take a big in hit in the last nine months as the trade war with China heated up.

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Women Continue to Make a Difference in Agriculture

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RFD-TV's FarmHer host Marji Guyler-Aliniz was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference, speaking to the need for diversity and the positive impact women have on agriculture.

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Congress to Revisit the Supplemental Disaster Bill

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Congress to revisit the Supplemental Disaster Bill of 2018 to provide relief to those impacted by the 2019 bomb cyclone weather event.

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Trade Talks with China to Resume

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Trade talks with China to continue next week, Secretary Purdue expects trade aspects to be put on record so that everyone is on the same page.  

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Mon, Mar 25 – 8 PM ET | 7 PM CT | 6 PM MT | 5 PM PT – 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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Midwest Flood Relief

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Many areas of the Midwest are still underwater weeks after the historic “bomb cyclone” – but  there are dozens of ways that you can help!

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AARP Live Minute: Work At Home Scams

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In this AARP Live Minute, Sarah Jannings shares tips on spotting and and avoiding common work at home scams.

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RFD-TV's Own Share Their Ag Legacies

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For National Ag Day, RFD-TV's own anchors share with viewers some glimpses of their own personal legacies in the agriculture industry.

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Precision Feeds by Amaferm

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March 12, 2019 NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) Biozyme is an animal health and nutrition company based in Saint Joseph, Missouri which provides products that improve performance and profits.Their premiere precision-based feed supplement, Amaferm, is a prebiotic that promotes intake, and allows for more digestibility and more nutrient absorption.  In this episode, we visit Ful-O-Pep Feeds in Cuero Texas and discuss how Amaferm provides more energy in livestock. For more information abo...

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Proposed 2020 White House Budget to Cut Over $5 Billion From the USDA

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The 2020 White House budget proposes to cut over $5 billion from the USDA. The proposed cuts target crop insurance and the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP).

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Electric Co-ops are Rural Economic Drivers

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Electric co-ops are economic powerhouses in rural America.  "We're owned by our members. That makes us a great economic engine. 

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AARP Live Minute Looks at Ways to Protect Your Personal Information

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March 7, 2019 In this AARP Live Minute: AARP looks at 3 ways to protect your personal information. 

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Precision Nutrition Amaferm is a prebiotic that promotes intake, allows for more digestibility and more nutrient absorption. 

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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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Over 140 athletes will compete for a total purse of $2.35 Million!

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AARP Live Minute Looks at Five Red Flags to Look for in Online Dating

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February 28, 2019 In this AARP Live Minute: AARP looks at five red flags to look for in online dating.

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Perdue Corrects Reports: It's NOT as Bad as the 80s

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While challenges are significant, current farm debt does not equate with 1980s levels.

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Virginia's Artisan Cheese Boom Follows in the Footsteps of Wine

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Following the resurgent wine boom in Virginia, artisan and farmstead cheese has become another hit from the state during the local food boom of the last decade. The fertile soil and mild climate of Virginia makes the state an ideal spot for dairy production while cheese making is way for some dairy farmers to remain solvent during challenging times. The "terroir," or local environmental conditions, give these artisanal cheeses their unique flavor.

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Progress was Made Over the Weekend in Trade Negotiations with China

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China agrees to purchase an additional 10 metric tons of U.S. soybeans after trade and tariff negotiations with government officials were extended over the weekend. Sara Mock with the report from Washington.

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Join RFD-TV in celebrating FFA Week 2019!

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Secretary Perdue Speaks to the Heartland

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Appearing LIVE, the Ag Secretary took calls from viewers and addressed matters that are top-of-mind for the farmers, ranchers and residents all across rural America.

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AARP Live Minute Looks at Romance Scams

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February 14, 2019 AARP works to connect Americans from the big city to rural America. The organization has partnered with RFD-TV to present AARP Live Minutes each Thursday as part of their dedication to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. In this AARP Live Minute: AARP looks at romance scams and the five warning signs you may be being scammed. 

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Farm Bill Still Facing Hurdles to Implementation

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As lawmakers race to keep the government open, experts predict the challenges of implementing a Farm Bill will go beyond the looming possible government shutdown.

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Channel Seed: Finding Solutions Through the Field Check-up Series

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On this week's Seedsmanship Roadshow, we visit east central Nebraska with farmer Bernie Brazda  and Channel Seedsman Colby Woods

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Higher Tariffs Continue to Cause Harm to the Nation's Heartland

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Despite a booming economy, existing tariffs and the threat of more, continue to cause harm throughout the nation’s heartland. New data reveals the potential impact on agriculture.

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America’s Farm Sector Continues to Seek a Tariff Resolution with China

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America's farm sector continues to seek a tariff resolve with China.

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AARP Live Minute Looks at Online Dating and Ways to Protect Yourself

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In this AARP Live Minute: AARP looks at five ways to protect yourself in the online dating arena.

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Ag Groups Receive Funding Through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program While Pushing to End Tariffs

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Some Ag groups, while pushing to end tariffs, receive funding through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program.

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Channel Seed: Climate FieldView Providing Specialized Solutions

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On this week's Seedsmanship Roadshow, we visit northwest Minnesota with farmer Nathaniel Baer and Channel Seedsman Beau Jacobsen

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AgriPulse Reports Chinese Companies Have Purchased Between 2 and 2.5 Million Metric Tons of Soybeans.

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China follows through on its promise to buy more U.S. soybeans. AgriPulse reports, Chinese companies purchased between 2 and 2.5 million metric tons of soybeans. One million tons will go to COFCO, a Chinese state owned agribusiness.

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Farm Bill Implementation Faces Challenges

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The Farm Bill has been signed, but getting all the programs finalized and implemented is a much longer process – further delayed by the shutdown.

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AARP Live Minute Looks at Digital Property Planning

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In this AARP Live Minute: AARP looks at digital property such as passwords, online credit card information, social media profiles and a digital inventory. 

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Farm Leaders Address Trade with Washington Ahead of Planting Season

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Farm leaders from across the country are in Washington to appeal to lawmakers on trade before another planting season gets underway. RFD-TV’s Sarah Mock has that perspective from the Nation’s Capital. Sorghum growers say they’re hopeful about talks with Chinese negotiators in D.C. this week. 

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2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

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The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans is agriculture’s premier cattle event where the industry comes together to get down to business. 

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Channel Seed: Planning for a Successful Harvest

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On this week's Seedsmanship Roadshow, we visit east central Nebraska with farmer Chad Carlson and Channel Seedsman Tyler Roberts use Channel resources to plan for a successful harvest.

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House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson Proposes to Keep Farm Service Agency Offices Open if Another Shutdown Occurs

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Collin Peterson considers legislative action to keep farm programs open if a second shutdown occurs. The proposed bill would keep the Farm Service Agency offices running to administer programs mandated under the Farm Bill. February 15th is the deadline for an agreement to prevent another government shutdown.

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Channel Seed: Offering Diverse Products to Get the Best Results from Various Soils

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On this week's Seedsmanship Roadshow, we visit Northeast Kansas with farmer Nathan Geiger and Channel Seedsman Ryan Grable to discuss Channel products that fit various soil types.

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USDA Looks Forward to Implementing the Farm Bill

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As the federal government returns to action for the next three weeks, the USDA looks to jump start work on implementing the Farm Bill.

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The New Trans-Pacific Partnership is Already Creating Concerns in the Ag Industry

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Just under a month into the new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the level of concern in the ag industry about securing a trade deal with Japan is on the rise. Wheat growers in the Pacific Northwest are already dealing with the loss of major markets in Asia. That action in the near term will involve increased oversight of the President’s trade agenda by Congress, but is unlikely at this point to include additional trade aid payments.

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AARP Live Minute Looks at How Life Events Effect Estate Planning

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AARP works to connect Americans from the big city to rural America. The organization has partnered with RFD-TV to present AARP Live Minutes each Thursday as part of their dedication to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. In this AARP Live Minute: AARP looks at the six components of estate planning including wills and durable power of attorney. For more tips from AARP click HERE.

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In today’s Wyffels Hybrids Field Focus, maximizing yield and profitability from every bag of Wyffels corn.

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The FCC Has Released the 2019 Broadband Report

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As the FCC releases the 2019  broadband deployment report Zach Cikanek of "Connect Americans Now" warns the report may be skewed by faulty data.

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