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New Investment

Feb 05, 2014

February 4, 2014. A new investment by the USDA in rural business. More news at: www.myruraltv.com.

Road To The American Show 5

Jan 30, 2014

"Road To the American." Discussing the latest news and updates leading up to The American, the World’s Largest One-Day Rodeo, Presented by Polaris Ranger; special guest competitors join in for up-to-date information.

Historic Importance of Farm Bill

Jan 30, 2014

January 29, 2014. AFBF's Mary Kay Thatcher talks about the historic importance of today's Farm Bill vote in the House. More news at: www.myruraltv.com.

NCBA Views On Farm Bill

Jan 30, 2014

January 29, 2014. NCBA President-Elect Bob McCan speaks out on why his organization was not as happy with the farm bill conference report. More news at: www.myruraltv.com.

FDA Calls For Reduced Antibiotic Use In Livestock

Dec 12, 2013

FDA takes significant steps to address antimicrobial resistance
Agency implementing plan to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is implementing a plan to help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for food production purposes, such as to enhance growth or improve feed efficiency. The plan would also phase in veterinary oversight of the remaining appropriate therapeutic uses of such drugs.

Corn Producers To Defend Ethanol At EPA Hearing

Dec 04, 2013

Farmers Head to Washington, D.C., to Defend Ethanol at EPA Hearing

WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2013) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut the amount of corn ethanol required under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent will affect corn prices and rural economies, farmers plan to tell the agency at a hearing set for Thursday, Dec. 5 outside the nation’s capital.

AFBF President Bob Stallman Reacts to Farm Bill Expiration

Oct 01, 2013

Statement by Bob Stallman, President
American Farm Bureau Federation
Re: Farm Bill Expiration

October 1, 2013

“Farmers and ranchers, along with 90 percent of the country, are frustrated with Congress. Aside from shutting down the government, the one-year farm bill extension Congress granted last session also expired at midnight, while the new farm bill has yet to formally reach the conference process.

USDA Celebrates National Farmers Market Week

Aug 05, 2013

USDA Celebrates National Farmers Market Week, August 4-10
Confirms Growth and Sustainability in Farmers Markets

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Saturday celebrated National Farmers Market Week with a kick-off event at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market in Washington, D.C.

Ag Groups Call For Immigration Reform

Jul 31, 2013

FARM BUREAU, 400 OTHER ORGANIZATIONS CALL FOR HOUSE IMMIGRATION REFORM
Jul. 31, 2013

Source: American Farm Bureau Federation news release

The American Farm Bureau Federation and more than 400 leading U.S. businesses and advocacy organizations called on the House to enact immigration reform legislation.

Templeton Thompson Combines Music and Her Love For Horses

May 17, 2013

May 16, 2013. A visit with a country music entertainer who has combined her passion for songwriting with her love of horses. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com.

Farm Bill: Vilsack Exclusive

May 16, 2013

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack talks one-to-one with RURAL TV on budget cuts and what's next for the farm bill

USDA: Grant For Dairy and Beef Production

May 10, 2013

May 9, 2013. A USDA grant that should make a difference in dairy and beef production. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com

USDA: Update On Farm Bill

May 10, 2013

May 9,2013. An update with USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Farm Bill and the markup that begins next week. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com

Farm Bill: Latest on the Markup

May 09, 2013

May 8, 2013. Tuesday, May 14 is the long-awaited date for beginning the mark-up of the Farm Bill, the latest from Washington on this crucial meeting. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com

USDA: G-8 Nations Discuss Open Data

Apr 30, 2013

The G-8 nations meet in Washington DC to discuss open data for agriculture

USDA: Specialty Crops and Farm Bill

Apr 29, 2013

April 26, 2013. Prominent specialty crop producers testify before lawmakers about the urgent need for new farm bill. More news and videos at: www.myruraltvcom.

Sen. Democrats Host Rural Summit

Apr 26, 2013

April 25, 2013. RURAL TV spoke with Senate Democrats about the 2nd annual Rural Summit in DC. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com

NRCS helps improve water quality in watersheds across the country

Apr 25, 2013

NRCS helps improve water quality in watersheds across the country

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 - USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced today additional funding for the second year of the National Water Quality Initiative.

NRCS will make available nearly $35 million in financial assistance to farmers and ranchers in 164 priority watersheds this year to implement suites of conservation practices intended to improve water quality.

Dan Glickman: Rural Summit Preview

Apr 25, 2013

April 24, 2013. Preview of Thursday's Rural Summit in Washington, DC with former Ag Secretary Dan Glickman. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com.

AFBF: Immigration Reform

Apr 18, 2013

April 17, 2013. A new agreement gives farmers and ranchers hope for keeping a legal number of workers for their operations. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com

USDA: Planting Update

Apr 18, 2013

April 17, 2013. USDA gives planting updates for wheat, corn, cotton and sorghum. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com

IFAD: Struggling Bolivia Farmers

Apr 17, 2013

April 16, 2013. Struggling Bolivia farmers turn to the alpaca to stay afloat. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com

USDA: Optimistic About Farm Bill

Apr 17, 2013

April 16, 2013. USDA's Tom Vilsack tells us why he's optimistic the farm bill will get done. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com

AFBF Farm Bill Proposal

Apr 12, 2013

April 11, 2013. AFBF's Mary Kay Thatcher on their farm bill proposal submitted this week. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com.

USDA 2014 Budget

Apr 12, 2013

April 11, 2013. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on how the proposed 2014 budget will impact farmers. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com

Ag Secretary Vilsack Defends USDA Budget Proposals

Apr 12, 2013

Vilsack Defends USDA Budget For Upcoming Fiscal Year

President Obama has released his proposal for the budget for Fiscal Year 2014. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is defending his portion of that budget, saying it keeps ag spending relatively unchanged, but says funding shifts will have an impact on many USDA programs.

Top issues in this latest budget proposal includes farm subsidy payments, research and renewable fuel provisions and food aid restructuring.

USDA: April Crop Report

Apr 11, 2013

April 10, 2013. The USDA April Crop Report is released. More news and videos at: www.myruraltv.com.

Improving Nutrition

Apr 08, 2013

Ag Secretary Vilsack shares a message about improving nutrition for children

Farm Bill Update

Apr 05, 2013

Could Farm Bill be back on Congress' agenda soon? NAWG'S Paul Penner gives us an update.

Planting Progress

Apr 04, 2013

The USDA reports on their knowledge of 2013 planting progress

War Against Obesity

Mar 29, 2013

The U.S. military’s war against obesity and a healthier America

StrikeForce

Mar 29, 2013

USDA's StrikeForce is making a big difference in rural America

USDA Stocks

Mar 29, 2013

USDA quarterly stocks and planted acreage numbers are out, and there's a surprise in the corn trade

Vilsack Nutrition

Mar 25, 2013

Ag Secretary Vilsack is busy spreading a health message on the road

Developing Communities

Mar 22, 2013

USDA Undersecretary Doug O'Brien shares the latest efforts in developing rural communities

Crop Insurance

Mar 21, 2013

USDA crop insurance celebrates 75 years

Food Pricing

Mar 21, 2013

The USDA reports on the latest food pricing

America To Observe National Ag Day March 19

Mar 18, 2013

Generation after generation, America's farmers & ranchers work to provide food for our families, both at home, and around the world.
That's why this Tuesday, March 19.. America observes "National Ag Day 2013" with special celebrations in the nation's capitol.
Its mission is to encourage every American to understand how food and fiber products are produced, and to encourage career opportunities in the ag and food industry.
You can visit WWW.AGDAY.ORG for more information on the event.

Estate Planning

Mar 15, 2013

Estate planning tips for farm producers.

Farm Assistance

Mar 15, 2013

USDA gives financial assistance for farm workers in need of housing.

Rural Definition

Mar 11, 2013

USDA's new definition of "rural" is causing a lot of discussion.

Wheat Update

Mar 07, 2013

The new president of the National Association of Wheat Growers gives us an update on the wheat industry

EU Trade Talks

Mar 07, 2013

U.S. Trade talks with the European Union begin

Potato Genetics

Mar 06, 2013

Researchers are trying to find ways to make crops more disease resistant

Vilsack On Sequester

Mar 06, 2013

RURAL TV spoke with Ag Secretary Vilsack about the sequester

Vilsack Exclusive

Mar 05, 2013

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack talks one-to-one with RURAL TV on budget cuts and what's next for the farm bill

Improved Drought

Mar 05, 2013

A USDA report reveals encouraging year-to-year drought stats

Rural Schools

Mar 04, 2013

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tells RURAL TV how sequester cuts could affect schools

USDA: Sequester

Mar 04, 2013

A USDA update on the sequester as budget cuts are set to go into effect

NASS Surveys

Mar 01, 2013

NASS is preparing to survey farmers on their planting intentions for this crop year

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