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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.

This Is Pollinator Awareness Week

Nov 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

Source: Bayer CropScience news release

In celebration of the contribution pollinators make to the world's food supply, Bayer launched a week of activities for National Pollinator Week and hosted employee, community and Congressional events to increase awareness of the importance of pollinator health.

Kansas State Leads Effort To Develop Heat-Resistant Wheat

Nov 15, 2013

Kansas State University Will Lead Effort to Develop Climate-Resilient Wheat

Researchers from K-State, CIMMYT, Cornell and USDA to Collaborate on Feed the Future Project

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University has been chosen to lead a new effort focused on developing wheat varieties that are resilient to the warming effects of climate change. The initial focus will be on wheat in South Asia, which typically produces 20 percent of the world’s wheat crop.

Grain Bin Safety Tips

Sep 25, 2013

From the University of Illinois Extension:

Grain Bin Safety

Safety Precautions

Whenever possible, don't enter a grain bin. If you must enter the bin, as a farm owner/operator you should:

Break up crusted grain from the outside of the bin with a long pole. When using a pole, check to see that it doesn't come into contact with electric lines.
Wear a harness attached to a properly secured rope.

New Report Shows How To Grow Beef Demand

Jun 13, 2013


Source: Cattlemen's Beef Board news release

Price, food safety and product quality are the most important demand drivers on which the beef industry should focus to have the most compelling effects on beef demand in the long term. Other key drivers include health, nutrition, social aspects and sustainability.

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:

USDA: Alternatives to Commercial Fertilizers

May 09, 2013

May 8, 2013. USDA research studies alternatives to commercial fertilizers while keeping farmers environmentally friendly. More news and videos at:

U of Illinois: Waiting To Plant

May 09, 2013

May 8, 2013. Farmers anxious to plant corn might go the field too early. The University of Illinois explains why it might be worth waiting. More news and videos at:

I Am Angus: Nat'l Beef Month

May 06, 2013

May is National Beef Month, and we'll introduce a Montana family that raises angus to kick off the celebration

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.

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.

USDA: Planting Update

Apr 18, 2013

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

Cargill Funds Veterinary Scholarships

Apr 17, 2013

Cargill is funding seven college scholarships for veterinary students.
Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to those graduating with their vet degree in 2014.
Winners will have the opportunikty to attend the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Conference.
Applications are due by June 14.
For more information, go to: http://FOUNDATION.AABP.ORG/CARGILL

FL Citrus Crop Update

Apr 15, 2013

April 12, 2013. A citrus farmer gives an update on this year’s crop from Florida. More news and videos at:

Corn Planting

Apr 05, 2013

USDA reports on corn planting progress in the South

Corn Production

Mar 15, 2013

The USDA makes adjustments to corn production.

Sprayer Technology

Feb 18, 2013

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

NCBA: Colin Woodall

Feb 14, 2013

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


Feb 13, 2013

RURAL TV spoke with Lonny Smith from Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer about environmental stewardship

High Tunnels

Feb 13, 2013

Nursery farmers are using high tunnel greenhouses to protect crops

Poultry Projects

Feb 12, 2013

Mississippi's 4-H poultry judging team recently traveled to Kentucky for a national competition

Stocker Cattle

Feb 12, 2013

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

NCBA: Twin Girls

Feb 11, 2013

RURAL TV's Courtenay DeHoff caught up with two budding authors on agriculture

NCBA Preview

Feb 07, 2013

Courtenay DeHoff gives us a preview of NCBA

NCBA Cutting Horse

Feb 07, 2013

The National Cutting Horse Association joins cattle producers at NCBA this week

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

Cottonseed To Cap

Feb 05, 2013

One Texas county keeps locally grown cotton close to home

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.

Japan Beef Trade

Jan 31, 2013

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

U.S. Grains Council News Release

Dec 07, 2012

Dec. 6, 2012

Source: U.S. Grains Council news release

National Directory Of Farmers Markets

Nov 20, 2012

You can find a National directory of Farmers Markets at

Instagram: RURAL TV

Nov 01, 2012

Follow Rural TV on Instagram @ ruraltv plus browse our rural images @

Horse Talk Live: 5 Star Products

Oct 30, 2012

"Meet the owners of 5 Star Products- a company built on ""good ole country values""- and who make 100% wool felt pads, mohair cinchas and wool blankets specifically designed to fit what is right for horses and mules"

Horse Talk Live: Arnold Reproduction

Oct 26, 2012

The Arnold Reproduction Center is the Midwest premier breeding and embryo transfer facility. Just two miles south of I-20 in Weatherford, Texas, we stand stallions known throughout the cutting world for their athletic performance, bloodlines, and disposition. Each stallion has its own outstanding performance record and talented offspring with great pedigree. At the Center, we stand fewer stallions in order to maintain a higher level of efficiency in our embryo transfer program. All our stallions are EVA and Herda N/N tested negative.

Horse Talk Live: Horse Boy

Oct 26, 2012

Learn about Horse Boy: a story about a family and the healing powers of horses. It has become a movie and now helping to change the lives of people with the help of horses.

Groups Want Comprehensive U.S.-EU FTA

Mar 21, 2012


WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 – An ad hoc coalition of 40 food and agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council in a letter sent today to the Obama administration and Congress expressed concern that a proposed free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union might fall short of long-established U.S. objectives for trade pacts.


Beans bullish, cotton bearish with USDA supply/demand report

Mar 09, 2012

March USDA report: bulls for beans, bears for cotton
JONESBORO, Ark. – Expect bulls for beans and bears for cotton on the tails of Friday’s Supply-Demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

VIDEO: Farm Bill Funding Expects to Drop in 2012

Feb 15, 2012

Pat Haggerty discusses the 2012 Farm Bill being drafted by legislators across the country. The bill, which expects to see spending cuts, impacts both rural and urban communities across the United States.

USDA Pegs 2012 Corn at 94 Million Acres

Feb 14, 2012

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers are expected to plant 94 million acres of corn this coming crop year, according to USDA's baseline estimates released Monday morning. That's near the low end; some private estimates put corn acreage as high as 96 million acres. USDA also maintained that corn would follow trendline yields and hit 164 bushels per acre in 2012.

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