Speciality Crops + Fertilizers & Pesticides + Corn + Soybeans + Cotton

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.

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: www.myruraltv.com

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: www.myruraltv.com

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: www.myruraltv.com

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: www.myruraltv.com.

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.

Commodity Classic Preview

Feb 27, 2013

Commodity Classic co-chair Bob Worth gave us a preview of this year's event

Sprayer Technology

Feb 18, 2013

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


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

Cottonseed To Cap

Feb 05, 2013

One Texas county keeps locally grown cotton close to home

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 www.farmersmarketonline.com

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.

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