6 things to know from RFD-TV news this week

6 things to know from RFD-TV news this week

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Take a look back at some of the top headlines on RFD-TV's Market Day Report and Rural Evening News from the previous week.

Country singer Katie Armiger dedicates song to first responders

Country singer Katie Armiger dedicated a song off her album "Fall Into Me" to first responders.

The song is called "Safe" and is part of a project called The Feel Safe Project.

Others can share their gratitude for first responders at Youmakemefeelsafe.com.

Mississippi biodiesel plant catches fire

A fire at a biodiesel plant in Mississippi is under investigation.

The plant, which converts chicken fat to alternative fuels, went up in flames Wednesday.

While no one was injured, the fire had to burn itself out.

Officials are working to find out what started the fire.

Two killed in building collapse at Nebraska animal feed plant

Two people were killed and 10 others were injured in a building collapse at an animal feed plant in Omaha, Neb.

It happened Monday morning at International Nutrition.

The cause of the collapse remains unknown and spokesperson for OSHA said it will likely take the entire six weeks legally allowed to investigate.

Officials said 38 employees were inside the plant when the industrial accident happened.

State programs battle rural nursing shortage

States are developing programs to deal with a national problem – a shortage of nurses in rural America.

One such program in Oklahoma pays for training in return for an agreement from the student to work at a state facility in a rural community.

A website helps users find nursing education opportunities and scholarships.

Nashville greenhouse has history with African violets

A greenhouse in Nashville, Tenn. has a long history growing a popular potted plant.

The owner Holtkamp Greenhouse, Reinhold Holtkamp Jr., shared some of the history behind his family business growing African violets.

His grandfather helped develop the non-dropping African violet in the 60s.

Champion bull Bushwacker to retire in October

Two-time PBR world champion bull Bushwacker will retire.

The bull's Farewell Tour visits multiple states before ending in October at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas, Nev.

Bushwacker's owner said the bull will have his "name forever engraved in the history books."

Watch The Market Day Report Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST and The Rural Evening News Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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