Taxes + Policy & USDA + Farm Management + Insurance

Crop Insurance

Mar 21, 2013

USDA crop insurance celebrates 75 years

Food Pricing

Mar 21, 2013

The USDA reports on the latest food pricing

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.

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

Mexico AG Trade

Mar 06, 2013

Rob Bain looks at how the U.S. benifts from Mexico's export market

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

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

Production Prices

Mar 01, 2013

USDA'S Chief Economist on 2013 crop production pricing

Soil Productivity Bill

Mar 01, 2013

Indiana farmers won't see a $57M hike in property taxes thanks to a bill signed by the governor this week

Weed Progress

Mar 01, 2013

Tennessee farmers may be getting relief from a weed that has caused TN agriculture hundreds of millions of dollars

Wheat and Pastures

Feb 28, 2013

USDA brings us an update on winter wheat


Feb 27, 2013

Sequester budget cuts are just days away. How might rural America be affected?

Ag Outlook: Women

Feb 25, 2013

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan on women in agriculture from the Ag Outlook Forum

Ag Outlook: Vilsack

Feb 25, 2013

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack from the National Ag Forum with his thoughts on combatting man-made risks to agriculture

Chief Economist Joseph Glauber

Feb 22, 2013

RURAL TV spoke with USDA Chief Economist Joseph Glauber about this year's Ag Outlook Forum


Feb 22, 2013

How could changes to the H2B program affect Louisiana farmers and businesses?

Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan

Feb 22, 2013

RURAL TV caught up with USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan at Ag Outlook

Gulf Coast Farmers

Feb 21, 2013

USDA offers program to assist Gulf Coast farmers

Budget Cuts

Feb 19, 2013

Which USDA programs could be affected by potential budget cuts? RURAL TV brings you the latest.

Climate Change

Feb 19, 2013

Bob Ellison brings us the latest on efforts to adapt to climate change

Sprayer Technology

Feb 18, 2013

RURAL TV brings you the latest on sprayer technology at the National Farm Machinery Show

State of the Union

Feb 15, 2013

Rural Development's Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager tells us how some of the topics addressed during President Obama's State of the Union will affect rural America

NCBA: Colin Woodall

Feb 14, 2013

NCBA's Collin Woodall addresses concerns of how budget cuts could potentially affect meat packing plants

Stocker Cattle

Feb 12, 2013

We take you to one of Tennessee's largest cattle farms

USDA Proposes Standards to Provide Healthy Food Options in Schools

Feb 06, 2013

New "Smart Snacks in School" proposal to ensure vending machines, snack bars include healthy choices

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 – USDA today announced the public comment period has opened on proposed new standards to ensure that children have access to healthy food options in school.

Bangladesh Climate Change

Feb 06, 2013

Two Bangladesh farmers know the dangers of climate change very well

Grazing School

Feb 06, 2013

A Mississippi State University program is teaching cattle producers how to get the most out of their land all year long

USDA: Food Prices

Feb 05, 2013

USDA warns drought will lead to higher than normal food price inflation.

Tapping Into Rural Regions

Feb 04, 2013

A new report shows investments in rural areas are vital for our nation's growth.

Vilsack Recaps AG News

Feb 04, 2013

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack recaps some of the latest top stories for rural America.

Virginia Dairymen

Feb 01, 2013

Eric Paulson spoke with us about some of the issues being addressed in this week's VA Dairy and Cattle Convention.

Higher Veggie Prices

Feb 01, 2013

The ongoing drought continues to cause veggie prices to rise.

AG Census

Jan 31, 2013

Farmers and ranchers are urged to take the AG census seriously.

Japan Beef Trade

Jan 31, 2013

Japan recently expanded its beef trade to include U.S. exports. Rob Bain tells us more.

Battle of the Brazos

Jan 30, 2013

Some Texas farmers and ranchers are fighting for water resources.

USDA Announces Winners of 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program

Jan 29, 2013

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of 30 university students who
will attend USDA’s 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum. The students—who attend land-grant,
Hispanic-serving, and American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable
Resources Institutions—have received assistance from USDA and corporate sponsors in order to
attend the Forum. The 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum will be held Feb. 21- 22, 2013, at the
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va.

Mycogen Seed Co.

Jan 29, 2013

Keith Porter with Mycogen Seed Co. addresses questions grain producers have for 2013.

USDA: College Students

Jan 29, 2013

College students will get to learn more about AG careers during the Ag Outlook Forum.

Ag Census Deadline Approaching

Jan 24, 2013

Farmers & Ranchers have until February 4th to complete and return the latest Ag Census back to the USDA.
For more information & quick tips on filling out this important survey, go to

Family Net Channel Information

Jan 08, 2013

Tune in to Rural TV, now on Family Net! You can now watch the Market Day Report 8am-1pm Central and the Rural Evening News at 6:30pm Central 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.

Here is a complete list of Cable and Satellite providers. See your local tv guide for specific channel listings:

At&t U-Verse
Dish Network
Time Warner Cable
Bright House Network

U.S. Grains Council News Release

Dec 07, 2012

Dec. 6, 2012

Source: U.S. Grains Council news release

2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Guidelines

Oct 01, 2012

2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Guidelines

* sign up period open October 22, 2012-June 7, 2013

* for crop losses caused by a natural disaster before September 30, 2011

Qualifications include:

at least 10% production loss on crops
Insurance requirements
Located in declared disaster county
For additional information and to apply visit any FSA county office or go to


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