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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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RURAL AMERICA LIVE with UNMC

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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

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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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RFD-TV's THE AMERICAN 2019 is HERE!

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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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2019 FFA Week

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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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FSA Offices Across the Country to Reopen January 24

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The Secretary of Agriculture announces that FSA offices across the country will reopen Thursday, recalling nearly 10,000 unpaid USDA workers.

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Channel Seed: Providing Service and Field Checkups In-Season

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On this week's Seedsmanship Roadshow, we visit north central Iowa with Channel Seedsman Gabe Fiscus and farmer Nathan Huntley to discuss how in-season field checkups help provide products that boost yields, address disease issues and soil type.

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Farm Lenders Look at 2019 and Continuing Low Prices

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Farm lenders say rising prices don’t seem to be on the horizon, and the industry is in much better shape than it was during the crisis of the 1980s. RFD-TV’s Sarah Mock reporting.

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Select Farm Service Agencies Across the Country will be Open Friday January 18, and Tuesday January 22

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Select Farm Service Agencies across the country will be open Friday, and next Tuesday, January 22nd, offering limited assistance to farmers.

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Channel Seed: Staying Connected, Providing Customized Service

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On this week's Seedsmanship Roadshow, we visit west central Iowa and Channel Seedsman Dustin Fouch and farmer Matt Ulrich to discuss flexibility of service and products to meet specific needs and challenges.

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Woody, the 2019 Farm Dog of the Year

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Out of 90 nominations ”Woody,” an Australian Shepherd, won 2019 Farm Dog of the Year at the 100th annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention.

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Conterra Ag: Assists Borrowers and Lenders to Make Sure Everybody Wins

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Conterra Ag Capital works with borrowers and community lenders to make sure everyone wins. 

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Channel Seed: The Four Stages of Field Check-ups

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On this week's Seedsmanship Roadshow, we visit northeast Iowa and check in with Channel Seedsman Susie Petersen, who discusses the four stages of field check-ups, the seedling stage, vegetative stage, reproductive stage, and the maturity stage.

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USDA Plans to Keep SNAP Solvent During Shutdown

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With concerns about the government shutdown growing, many programs like “food stamps” could run out of money by the end of the month. RFD-TV’s Sarah Mock reports, the USDA has an answer for that. 

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Channel Seed: Field Check-ups Help Provide Data for the Next Year's Seeding

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On this week's Seedsmanship Roadshow, we visit northwestern Missouri, and check in with farmer Adam Plattner where Seedsman Clint Deitch uses harvest data to make recommendations for next year’s selections.

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China Approves Five GM Crop Varieties During Trade Talks

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The U.S. can now export five more genetically modified crops to China. The move comes during day two of face-to-face trade talks in Beijing.

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Trade Talks with China are Underway

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Face-to-face meetings between the U.S. and China are underway in Beijing. Reuters reports China has “good faith” to fix trade issues. The country’s Foreign Ministry says it wants to resolve the frictions on the basis of mutual respect and equality. Few details have emerged from the talks.

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Electronic Logging by Transporters Affected by Government Shutdown

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Livestock haulers won’t be required to use an electronic logging device during the government shutdown. 

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Conterra Ag: Making a Difference in Agriculture Financing

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Conterra Ag Capital serves all aspects of agriculture, from row crops to livestock to fruits and nuts. 

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New Trade Regulations for 2019

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How do the new trade agreements affect American farmers?

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GMO Labeling Finalized by USDA

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The USDA finalizes its GMO labeling rule. The legislation is now called the National Bio Engineered Food Disclosure Standard. The standard will cover “foods that contain detectable genetic material that’s been modified through lab techniques and can’t be created through conventional breeding or found in nature.” 

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China Buys More U.S. Soybeans as Trade Talks Continue

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China buys more U.S. soybeans with market sources claiming a purchase of between 5 and 15 cargoes

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Conterra Ag : Partners Throughout the Farm and Ranch Lifecycle

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Conterra Ag Capital serves all aspects of agriculture, including row crops, livestock, fruits, nuts, and vines, offering flexible financing that is tailored to each producer’s goals.

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2018 Farm Bill Passes with Overwhelming Support in the House

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Representatives compromise on key policies like SNAP work requirements and forest management in order to secure passage.

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FFA Today to Premiere in January 2019

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NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) In the new year get ready for a new RFDTV student led program entitled FFA Today. The show will feature FFA member accomplishments in their classrooms and communities. FFA Today premieres on RFDTV January 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET.

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Today is the Deadline for Most Spring Crop Harvest Insurance

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The Crop Harvest Insurance deadline for most spring planted crops is today, December 10, 2018

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What sets Conterra Apart

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Conterra Ag Capital serves all aspects of agriculture, offering flexible financing that is tailored to each producer’s goals.

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The Nation Remembers George H.W. Bush

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America’s 41st President will will be remembered at a state funeral in Washington D.C. today.

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Farm Trade Negotiations with Asia Renewed

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President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi appear to have reached a trade truce during the recent G20 Summit in Buenos Aires.

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G20 Summit Convenes to Discuss Agriculture and Tariffs

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Top Administration officials look ahead to the President’s schedule of meetings at the G20 Summit, with a decision on additional Chinese tariffs expected.

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Farm Bill Negotiators Look for the Finish Line

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Forest management provisions could hold up progress.

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21st Century Transportation Fuels Act

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A discussion draft of the proposed legislation has been released, which could make substantial changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard program.

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Country Music Legend Roy Clark Dies at 85

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"Superpicker" and Hee-Haw co-host passes away at his home in Tulsa, OK, due to complications from pneumonia.

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Veteran's Day Tribute: Medal of Honor

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In tribute to the sacrifices made by all of our veterans, we share the story of a Kentucky serviceman who was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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AARP Live Minute: The Latest Identity Scams

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In this AARP Live Minute: learn about the latest online scams designed to put your personal information into the hands of crooks.

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Channel Seed: The Best Possible Harvest

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Learn how Channel Seedsman Matt Jones implemented customized solutions to help farmer Steve Illy realize “the best harvest experience” possible for his operation.

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AARP Live Minute: Spotting Fraudulent Charities

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In this AARP Live Minute: tips for identifying fraudulent charities, especially those purporting to help veterans.

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2018-2019 National FFA Officers Elected

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Meet Your 2018–2019 National FFA Officers Team

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Trump to FFA Members: “You’re Amazing People!”

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The President praised FFA members for their achievements as representative of the hard work and innovative spirit displayed by all of America’s farmers.

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Culver's Recognizes Essay Contest Winners

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Culver's annual essay contest awards monetary prizes to the winners' local FFA chapters, to help them cover convention expenses.

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The Triumphant End of a Long Road

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A record number of American FFA Degree recipients walked across the stage in Indianapolis today to celebrate the fruit of their long labors.

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Out With a Bang!

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Check out the highlights from the final day of the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo.

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Inspiration, Service, and Music

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Check out the highlights from Day Three of the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo.

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Winners Announced for 2018 FFA American Star Awards

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Find out which future farmers were chosen to represent the “best of the best” among thousands of American FFA degree recipients.

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Looking Back, Looking Around, Looking Ahead

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Check out the highlights from Day Two of the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo.

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Culver's Dishes Out Record Amounts of Custard at FFA

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Free servings of custard are the company’s “thank you” to the next generation of American farmers.

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AARP Live Minute: 3 Identity Protection Tips

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3 simple things you can do to protect your identity and money.

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Channel Seed: Customized Solutions

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Learn how expert assistance from a Channel SEEDSMAN helped one Kansas farmer successfully navigate a season plagued by drought and insects.

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FFA is Underway!

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Check out the highlights from Day One of the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo.

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Culver's is Committed to the Future of Agriculture

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RFD-TV's Mark Oppold spoke with Culver's CEO and President, Joe Koss, about his company's involvement in the National FFA Convention.

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President Trump Will Address the National FFA Convention

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Saturday's speech to the delegates, the first by a U.S. President in over 25 years, will be aired LIVE on RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM.

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These future farmers represent the “best of the best” among thousands of American FFA degree recipients.

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Channel SEEDSMEN know the importance of staying connected to deliver customized service all season long.

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Careful control over processes and procedures underly success – for the company and for its customers.

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Test your knowledge of the latest lingo and techniques employed by scammers.

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The EPA and President Trump announce that the higher ethanol blend could be available year-round by next summer.

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Test your knowledge of the latest lingo and techniques employed by scammers.

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Dairy enthusiasts come together to compete, and to exchange ideas, knowledge, technology and commerce.

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A full team of experts behind our growers each and every day.

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Agreements secure a new trilateral trade pact: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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Projected to grow into a $1.8 billion industry by 2020.

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Learn about the 4 things you should be sure do in the wake of a disaster.

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Working harder to gain your trust on every acre.

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WTO Needs Info on Trade

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Concerns rise that the aid could have an impact on other nations’ agriculture sectors and competition.

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These metal structures are a must-have for the modern-day farmer and anyone looking for a high-quality option for storage and beyond.

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Chris Eichhorn explains the advantages of Wyffels Hybrids’ highly specialized “all corn, all the time” emphasis.

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African Swine Fever Spreads

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Bill Christianson of the Pig Improvement Company (PIC) speaks about the impact of African Swine Fever on the US Hog Market.

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AARP has some valuable tips for assembling a disaster preparedness plan.

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Chris Eichhorn explains how Wyffels Hybrids' structure, philosophy, and approach all work to the growers' best advantage.

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Fewer than 7 work days remain for lawmakers to hammer out their differences before the current bill expires.

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AARP Live Minute: Disaster Prep Kit

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AARP has some valuable tips for assembling a disaster preparedness kit.

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Dairy may be the decider between a bilateral or trilateral renegotiated NAFTA.

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Wyffels Field Focus: Our Mission

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“To relentlessly serve corn growers in their pursuit of a more productive and profitable crop”

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Regional Director for AARP Sarah Jennings shares some suggestions for those who would like to get involved in the election process.

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In an RFD-RV exclusive interview, President Trump assures farmers that their long-term best interest is top-of-mind in trade negotiations.

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TONIGHT on Rural Evening News – 7:30 PM ET | 6:30 PM CT | 5:30 PM MT | 4:30 PM PT – Sarah Mock sits down with the President at the White House for a wide-ranging interview

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Non-profit group helps communities build 13 (and counting) playground sets in areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey last year.

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Regional Director for AARP Sarah Jennings shares some options for casting your vote if you can't make it to the polls in person.

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Both Chambers of Congress sideline an effort to curb subsidies.

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WOTUS Makes a Comeback

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The controversial Waters Of The U.S. rule is back in effect, after a judge decides it was illegally suspended.

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Some point to job creation in certain sectors as a positive aspect of the Trump Administration's tariff tactics, but is there more to the picture? 

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Tariffs raised on some U.S. Agricultural goods in response to Trump Administration's plans to double tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.

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Growers learn about the latest innovations and technologies to help improve their bottom lines.

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RFD-TV is playing a crucial role in the breathtaking plans for this national treasure.

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Wisconsin alone has lost 382 dairy farms through the first seven months of 2018, but marketing innovations hold promise.

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The country plans to impose taxes on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods if the Trump Administration follows through with new threats.

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Experts are fighting to ensure that the process’s potential – and its differences from Genetic Modification – are clear. 

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While economic uncertainty continues to plague farmers, rural lawmakers look to provide relief to rural communities through other means.

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RFD-TV celebrates the spirit and hard work ethic embodied by the American cowboy!

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TODAY! – on “Market Day Report,” starting at 9 AM ET.

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