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    USDA Plan to Combat Climate Change

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    The Future of Water Conservation

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    Federal Land Bank System

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    $260 Million Available for Conservation Program

    USDA accepting applications for partnership program. Find out more.

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    National Ag Day

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    RFD-TV salutes the FFA on National Ag Day. See more.

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    FCC to Decide on Notice of Inquiry

    Get the latest information from Washington, D.C.

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    FCC Looks Out for Independent Channels

    Hearings scheduled to examine if large cable providers are squeezing out independent channels.

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    Antibiotics For Livestock

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    Vilsack On Broadband Development

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    Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, discusses how USDA plans to help develop broadband in rural areas.  More>>

    Sec. Vilsack on Rural Education

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    Food Security

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    Women in Agriculture

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    EPA Over-Reach Is An Issue for Fiorina

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    Fiorina giver her thoughts about environmental protection.  More>>

    Fiorina Talks About Education

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    Candidate to minimize role of federal government. See more. More>>

    Fiorina Addresses Infrastructure Issues

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    Webb Talks About the Farm Bill

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    Webb "Believes" in Social Security

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    Watch presidential hopeful Jim Webb talk about social programs. More>>

    Presidential Candidate Webb Talks About Renewable Fuels

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    Dr. Carson On Ending Subsidies

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    Food Sourcing Important to Gov. Jindal

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    RURAL TOWN HALL: Gov. Bobby Jindal On Importance of Agriculture

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    Presidential Candidate On Healthcare in Rural Areas

    Gov. Jindal shares his views on Obamacare and healthcare issues facing rural Americans. More>>

    Gov. Bobby Jindal On Renewable Fuel Standard

    Presidential candidate clarifies his position on renewable fuels. Find out more. More>>

    Gov. Jindal Takes on the FCC

    Presidential candidate answers his concerns over the FCC's regulation of the internet. Find out more. More>>

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