The Center for Disease Control has expanded on its late August report on a salmonella outbreak that has now spread to 49 different states. 

"Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with backyard poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, from multiple hatcheries are the likely source of these outbreaks," the CDC report states. 

As of the most recent records on Aug. 23, there have been more than 1,000 cases with 175 people being hospitalized and two people dying.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — After weathering ups and downs in wetland conditions for the last few years, duck hunters in North Dakota and South Dakota are seeing positive trends in the popular waterfowl states. 



FARGO, N.D. (AP) — After weathering ups and downs in wetland conditions for the last few years, duck hunters in North Dakota and South Dakota are seeing positive trends in the popular waterfowl states. 

Gun manufacture Colt will no longer sell AR-15's to civilians citing an "adequate supply" on the market.

Gun manufacture Colt will no longer sell AR-15's to civilians citing an "adequate supply" on the market.

The Mississippi River is back to normal in Louisiana, but some folks are still dealing with the effects. The high river levels have kept away those who normally bale hay on the river's levees. The state’s hay season usually wraps up by September or October, but they may go as late as November, depending on this year’s first frost. This Week in Louisiana Ag's Neil Melancon has more.

The Mississippi River is back to normal in Louisiana, but some folks are still dealing with the effects. The high river levels have kept away those who normally bale hay on the river's levees. The state’s hay season usually wraps up by September or October, but they may go as late as November, depending on this year’s first frost. This Week in Louisiana Ag's Neil Melancon has more.

According to new research from the Annenberg Public Policy Center, only 39 percent of American adults can name all three branches of government and 22 percent cannot name a single one.  

According to new research from the Annenberg Public Policy Center, only 39 percent of American adults can name all three branches of government and 22 percent cannot name a single one.  

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. 

South Korea culls 20 thousand hogs as the feed industry considers delaying ingredient shipments to prevent African Swine Fever from spreading further. Agricensus reports no actions have been taken yet, but one market source says the industry is working up contingency plans that could affect shipments of corn, soymeal,...

South Korea culls 20 thousand hogs as the feed industry considers delaying ingredient shipments to prevent African Swine Fever from spreading further. Agricensus reports no actions have been taken yet, but one market source says the industry is working up contingency plans that could affect shipments of corn, soymeal,...

An analysis published in the journal Science shows that birds are vanishing from North American skies at a starling rate.

An analysis published in the journal Science shows that birds are vanishing from North American skies at a starling rate.

Portions of Tyson's processing plant in Kansas, damaged by fire, are back up and running. The facility likely won't be “fully functional” until as late as January. Colin Woodall with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association says ‘ground beef grinding’ is working again, but there's no official opening date for the rest of operations. ...

Portions of Tyson's processing plant in Kansas, damaged by fire, are back up and running. The facility likely won't be “fully functional” until as late as January. Colin Woodall with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association says ‘ground beef grinding’ is working again, but there's no official opening date for the rest of operations. ...

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of people listened to a virtual meeting involving the future of wolf management in Washington state. The Spokesman-Review says the 90-minute meeting on Tuesday was the first of three to discuss how wolves will be managed after their numbers grow to the point they are considered recovered . 

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of people listened to a virtual meeting involving the future of wolf management in Washington state. The Spokesman-Review says the 90-minute meeting on Tuesday was the first of three to discuss how wolves will be managed after their numbers grow to the point they are considered recovered . 

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Rural Media Group (RMG) have announced a multi-year agreement which will see the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) move to The Cowboy Channel (TCC) and RFD-TV beginning in 2020. PRCA CEO, George Taylor and RFD-TV Founder and President, Patrick Gottsch, spoke more...

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Rural Media Group (RMG) have announced a multi-year agreement which will see the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) move to The Cowboy Channel (TCC) and RFD-TV beginning in 2020. PRCA CEO, George Taylor and RFD-TV Founder and President, Patrick Gottsch, spoke more...

Antibiotic resistance in hospitals and veterinary settings has groups of researchers, producers, veterinarians and human doctors striving for an answer, but this is not a one-sided issue. ...

Antibiotic resistance in hospitals and veterinary settings has groups of researchers, producers, veterinarians and human doctors striving for an answer, but this is not a one-sided issue. ...

The star has partnered with NS2 Serves, an organization which provides IT training and employment assistance at no cost to the veterans.

The star has partnered with NS2 Serves, an organization which provides IT training and employment assistance at no cost to the veterans.

It’s the first annual National Pawpaw Day! Today we celebrate this mostly forgotten American fruit with 6 facts about the pawpaw. Kentucky State University has the only full-time pawpaw research program in the world (and helped create this holiday). Pawpaw trees love humid continental climates; warm hot summers with mild to cool winters. They are usually found in the Southeastern U.S. The Pawpaw tastes like a cross between a mango and a banana and has pits that look like gi...

It’s the first annual National Pawpaw Day! Today we celebrate this mostly forgotten American fruit with 6 facts about the pawpaw. Kentucky State University has the only full-time pawpaw research program in the world (and helped create this holiday). Pawpaw trees love humid continental climates; warm hot summers with mild to cool winters. They are usually found in the Southeastern U.S. The Pawpaw tastes like a cross between a mango and a banana and has pits that look like gi...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue addresses frustrations and urges support for the USMCA. Though the current USMCA deal won't address Florida and Georgia tomato grower concerns about dumping by Mexico, Perdue, says ...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue addresses frustrations and urges support for the USMCA. Though the current USMCA deal won't address Florida and Georgia tomato grower concerns about dumping by Mexico, Perdue, says ...

A new video game teaches animal science before stepping into the field, or the barn. Nicholas Free, An animal science student with Texas A & M University's College Of Ag & Life Sciences developed the simulation to help introduce concepts of working with livestock before handling cattle in real-world scenarios. The first part of CowSim is designed to teach the player how to behave in an open environment with cattle, the second section provides techniques needed for driving ...

A new video game teaches animal science before stepping into the field, or the barn. Nicholas Free, An animal science student with Texas A & M University's College Of Ag & Life Sciences developed the simulation to help introduce concepts of working with livestock before handling cattle in real-world scenarios. The first part of CowSim is designed to teach the player how to behave in an open environment with cattle, the second section provides techniques needed for driving ...

President Donald Trump could secure a mini trade deal with Japan as soon as next Wednesday. The president will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and White House Adviser Larry Kudlow teases "we might get something" when they do....

President Donald Trump could secure a mini trade deal with Japan as soon as next Wednesday. The president will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and White House Adviser Larry Kudlow teases "we might get something" when they do....

GROESBEEK, Netherlands (AP) — Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100. 

GROESBEEK, Netherlands (AP) — Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100. 

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal biologist says federally protected vultures are invading West Virginia, having migrated from Central and South America about 45 years ago and now settling up the East Coast. 

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal biologist says federally protected vultures are invading West Virginia, having migrated from Central and South America about 45 years ago and now settling up the East Coast. 

It all started with a sign.  Carson King, an Iowa State student, was holding a sign that was shown frequently on ESPN's 'College Gameday' reading "Busch Light Supply Needs Replenishing" with a link to donate him money. 

It all started with a sign.  Carson King, an Iowa State student, was holding a sign that was shown frequently on ESPN's 'College Gameday' reading "Busch Light Supply Needs Replenishing" with a link to donate him money. 

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema.

The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate again, big news for the U.S. economy but something that will likely have a muted impact on Americans’ personal finances, experts say. 

The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate again, big news for the U.S. economy but something that will likely have a muted impact on Americans’ personal finances, experts say. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public. The 555-foot stone obelisk was closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public. The 555-foot stone obelisk was closed in September 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems. 

OREM, Utah (AP) — Orem police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in the central Utah caused traffic delays Wednesday morning. 

OREM, Utah (AP) — Orem police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in the central Utah caused traffic delays Wednesday morning. 

It's National Cheeseburger Day, and one community celebrates for a whole week! The Georgia Farm Monitor's John Holcomb reports on this ‘burger mania,’ and how it supports local producers.

It's National Cheeseburger Day, and one community celebrates for a whole week! The Georgia Farm Monitor's John Holcomb reports on this ‘burger mania,’ and how it supports local producers.

China's corn reserve is now down to 56 million metric tons after an auction purge. According to Agricensus, the country just took part in its 4th consecutive annual auction to cut back on the overwhelming stocks and help regulate its domestic corn price. At the beginning of this marketing year, the USDA estimated China had 211 million metric tons of corn. Trade floor rumors spread that China is planning to scrap its 2020 ethanol mandate because of the low stocks. Ted Seifried, with ...

China's corn reserve is now down to 56 million metric tons after an auction purge. According to Agricensus, the country just took part in its 4th consecutive annual auction to cut back on the overwhelming stocks and help regulate its domestic corn price. At the beginning of this marketing year, the USDA estimated China had 211 million metric tons of corn. Trade floor rumors spread that China is planning to scrap its 2020 ethanol mandate because of the low stocks. Ted Seifried, with ...

Although the dairy industry faces challenges, demand remains at a 56-year high. According to the National Milk Producers Federation, last year's total dairy consumption was the highest since 1962 at 646 pounds per person,and cheese consumption per person has tripled since 1971. Even so...

Although the dairy industry faces challenges, demand remains at a 56-year high. According to the National Milk Producers Federation, last year's total dairy consumption was the highest since 1962 at 646 pounds per person,and cheese consumption per person has tripled since 1971. Even so...

A funeral home near in Tennessee has invited the public to a ceremony for an Air Force veteran who has no known living family.  Lyndon Badgett, an Air Forrce vet, lived at the Tennessee State Veterans' Home in Clarksville, Tennessee, about 45 miles outside of Nashville. 

A funeral home near in Tennessee has invited the public to a ceremony for an Air Force veteran who has no known living family.  Lyndon Badgett, an Air Forrce vet, lived at the Tennessee State Veterans' Home in Clarksville, Tennessee, about 45 miles outside of Nashville. 

The Trump administration plans to relocate the Bureau Of Land Management headquarters from Washington to Grand Junction, Colorado. But, in the wake of similar relocations at USDA, many are skeptical. Republican lawmakers say...

The Trump administration plans to relocate the Bureau Of Land Management headquarters from Washington to Grand Junction, Colorado. But, in the wake of similar relocations at USDA, many are skeptical. Republican lawmakers say...

USDA finalizes the new rule to modernize swine slaughter inspections, marking the first update in more than 50 years. If all 35 eligible plants convert to the new rules it would eliminate 147 meat inspector jobs, but USDA isn't expecting any lay-offs because of normal turn-over and retirements. Dow Jones reports...

USDA finalizes the new rule to modernize swine slaughter inspections, marking the first update in more than 50 years. If all 35 eligible plants convert to the new rules it would eliminate 147 meat inspector jobs, but USDA isn't expecting any lay-offs because of normal turn-over and retirements. Dow Jones reports...

Summers Farm in Frederick, Maryland is celebrating 50 years since NASA's Apollo 11 landing in the design of their corn maze. This year's theme is “Mission To The Moon” and promotes the importance of NASA and the USDA working together to improve agriculture in America. You can see the 12-acre corn maze shows our planet, the American flag, and says Apollo 11. The maze opens this Saturday.

Summers Farm in Frederick, Maryland is celebrating 50 years since NASA's Apollo 11 landing in the design of their corn maze. This year's theme is “Mission To The Moon” and promotes the importance of NASA and the USDA working together to improve agriculture in America. You can see the 12-acre corn maze shows our planet, the American flag, and says Apollo 11. The maze opens this Saturday.

From long days in the field to the vast amount of equipment on the farm, there are a number of safety risks associated with agriculture. Which is why we're highlighting National Farm Safety And Health Week on Market Day Report. Joining us to review safety for youth in ag is Melissa Ploeckelman with the National Farm Medicine Center.

From long days in the field to the vast amount of equipment on the farm, there are a number of safety risks associated with agriculture. Which is why we're highlighting National Farm Safety And Health Week on Market Day Report. Joining us to review safety for youth in ag is Melissa Ploeckelman with the National Farm Medicine Center.

New York Farm Bureau pushes back on a proposed chocolate milk ban in public schools. In a letter, sent to a New York City Schools chancellor, the group stresses 'the flavored dairy product' is part of a healthy diet for students, and highlights the negative impacts that happened when other schools banned similar foods. 

New York Farm Bureau pushes back on a proposed chocolate milk ban in public schools. In a letter, sent to a New York City Schools chancellor, the group stresses 'the flavored dairy product' is part of a healthy diet for students, and highlights the negative impacts that happened when other schools banned similar foods. 

The National Corn Growers Association says farmers play a key role when it comes to cutting greenhouse gases. The group attended a meeting in Washington D.C. hosted by Field To Market with the focus of better understanding climate change risks facing the ag sector including retailers, conservation groups and farmers...

The National Corn Growers Association says farmers play a key role when it comes to cutting greenhouse gases. The group attended a meeting in Washington D.C. hosted by Field To Market with the focus of better understanding climate change risks facing the ag sector including retailers, conservation groups and farmers...

Following a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy, a court orders Starkist to pay a $100 million dollar fine, and sentences the company to 13 months probation. According to the Wall Street Journal, Starkist worked with rivals Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken Of The Sea for two years, to fix prices for canned tuna.

Following a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy, a court orders Starkist to pay a $100 million dollar fine, and sentences the company to 13 months probation. According to the Wall Street Journal, Starkist worked with rivals Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken Of The Sea for two years, to fix prices for canned tuna.

The White House officially notifies Congress it will sign the trade agreement with Japan, but U.S. rice farmers are left out. The administration is still working to finalize the details but Bloomberg reports there won’t be an expansion of rice quotas...

The White House officially notifies Congress it will sign the trade agreement with Japan, but U.S. rice farmers are left out. The administration is still working to finalize the details but Bloomberg reports there won’t be an expansion of rice quotas...

A Georgia man has not been charged after exchanging gunfire with, and killing, three masked teens who attempted to rob him and two others at a home in Conyers.  

A Georgia man has not been charged after exchanging gunfire with, and killing, three masked teens who attempted to rob him and two others at a home in Conyers.  

A large group of motorcyclists stopped at lemonade stand with special meaning in Indiana.  In September of 2018, Daryn Sturch and her daughter Bryanne saw an accident in Denver, Indiana involving several motorcycles. 

A large group of motorcyclists stopped at lemonade stand with special meaning in Indiana.  In September of 2018, Daryn Sturch and her daughter Bryanne saw an accident in Denver, Indiana involving several motorcycles. 

HOUSTON (AP) — Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days. 

HOUSTON (AP) — Imelda is threatening to dump up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana as the tropical depression moves inland over the next few days. 

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government on Tuesday denied rumors of an outbreak of African swine fever that spread after media reports of the culling of pigs in the country’s north. 

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government on Tuesday denied rumors of an outbreak of African swine fever that spread after media reports of the culling of pigs in the country’s north. 

As Minnesota’s archery deer season gets underway, hunters in the state’s hot zones for chronic wasting disease still have to wait days to find out if their venison is safe to eat.

As Minnesota’s archery deer season gets underway, hunters in the state’s hot zones for chronic wasting disease still have to wait days to find out if their venison is safe to eat.

A casual fast-food chain is criticized by the ag industry for its marketing portrayal of modern agriculture. Chipotle will pay $6.5 million dollars in a settlement over claims that it deceived customers by stating it only used non-GMO ingredients. According to meatingplace.com, the plaintiffs sued Chipotle, citing the company does serve products from livestock fed GMO's.

A casual fast-food chain is criticized by the ag industry for its marketing portrayal of modern agriculture. Chipotle will pay $6.5 million dollars in a settlement over claims that it deceived customers by stating it only used non-GMO ingredients. According to meatingplace.com, the plaintiffs sued Chipotle, citing the company does serve products from livestock fed GMO's.

It's National Farm Safety And Health Week, and today is focused on the rural opioid epidemic and mental health. For some farmers and ranchers, the rising cost of prescription drugs only worsens the rural healthcare challenge. Research by AARP found the average older American takes 4.5 prescription drugs, typically on a persistent basis, and 72 percent say...

It's National Farm Safety And Health Week, and today is focused on the rural opioid epidemic and mental health. For some farmers and ranchers, the rising cost of prescription drugs only worsens the rural healthcare challenge. Research by AARP found the average older American takes 4.5 prescription drugs, typically on a persistent basis, and 72 percent say...

With much of the general population disconnected from agriculture in the Peach State, a number of consumers don’t know where their food comes from. But a new ag education curriculum is designed to fix that problem. The Georgia Farm Monitor Reports

With much of the general population disconnected from agriculture in the Peach State, a number of consumers don’t know where their food comes from. But a new ag education curriculum is designed to fix that problem. The Georgia Farm Monitor Reports

Beginning in 2017, the South Florida Water Management Board began taking "aggressive action to protect the Everglades and eliminate invasive pythons from its public lands," and now they are looking to add to the force of their Python Elimination Program. 

Beginning in 2017, the South Florida Water Management Board began taking "aggressive action to protect the Everglades and eliminate invasive pythons from its public lands," and now they are looking to add to the force of their Python Elimination Program. 

DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors showed some signs of progress Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. 

DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors showed some signs of progress Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. 

Great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in Mississippi’s public waters.

Great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in Mississippi’s public waters.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials said. Earlier this week officials had released information on how to avoid bear-human interactions after a grizzly bear had to euthanized in Great Falls, Montana earlier this month.  

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks in the same area of southwestern Montana less than 12 hours apart, wildlife officials said. Earlier this week officials had released information on how to avoid bear-human interactions after a grizzly bear had to euthanized in Great Falls, Montana earlier this month.  

The National Pork Producers Council praised the USDA's New Swine Inspection System, saying it reflects the 21st century.  

The National Pork Producers Council praised the USDA's New Swine Inspection System, saying it reflects the 21st century.  

Efforts have increased across many industries to cut greenhouse gases and the agriculture industry may need to be a leader in the sustainability field, according to a press release from the National Corn Growers Association. 

Efforts have increased across many industries to cut greenhouse gases and the agriculture industry may need to be a leader in the sustainability field, according to a press release from the National Corn Growers Association. 

The Trump Administration has reportedly agreed to boost the biofuel sector by re-allocating 3 years of waived biofuel blending quotas starting next year. According to Informa, the EPA will start calculating waivers into future quotas starting with the 2020 targets. They would come in a 3 year rolling average of exemptions meaning 2020 would reflect waivers issued in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The Trump Administration has reportedly agreed to boost the biofuel sector by re-allocating 3 years of waived biofuel blending quotas starting next year. According to Informa, the EPA will start calculating waivers into future quotas starting with the 2020 targets. They would come in a 3 year rolling average of exemptions meaning 2020 would reflect waivers issued in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Waterhemp and 'sudden death syndrome' are impacting Wisconsin's soybean crop. Extension agents say growers need to scout their fields. They think the waterhemp that's been discovered may be resistant to glyphosate and this particular weed needs multiple forms of treatment rather than pre and post-emergence. Agents are also seeing leaves fall off of soybean plants.

Waterhemp and 'sudden death syndrome' are impacting Wisconsin's soybean crop. Extension agents say growers need to scout their fields. They think the waterhemp that's been discovered may be resistant to glyphosate and this particular weed needs multiple forms of treatment rather than pre and post-emergence. Agents are also seeing leaves fall off of soybean plants.

LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested a second suspect in the unusual case involving the theft of a golden toilet from Winston Churchill’s birthplace. Thames Valley Police said Tuesday that a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle and has been released pending investigation. The two suspects have not been charged or identified. 

LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested a second suspect in the unusual case involving the theft of a golden toilet from Winston Churchill’s birthplace. Thames Valley Police said Tuesday that a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle and has been released pending investigation. The two suspects have not been charged or identified. 

South Korea confirms its first outbreak of African Swine Fever. Agricensus reports the disease was found on a farm near the border with North Korea. The country has played a big role in regional demand in recent months, but any 'hit on supply' from the livestock sector could impact demand. The government has ordered a nationwide 'movement ban' on hogs and related livestock for two days in an effort to curb the spread of the disease.

South Korea confirms its first outbreak of African Swine Fever. Agricensus reports the disease was found on a farm near the border with North Korea. The country has played a big role in regional demand in recent months, but any 'hit on supply' from the livestock sector could impact demand. The government has ordered a nationwide 'movement ban' on hogs and related livestock for two days in an effort to curb the spread of the disease.

Trade negotiators make progress on a bilateral deal with Japan. Reuters reports the Asian nation will reduce the 15% tariff on U.S. wine over seven years in exchange for access for Japanese beef. Japan will also lower its U.S. beef duties from 38% to nine percent by 2033. The U.S. has also agreed not to raise duties on Japanese autos. Both countries are expected to sign the agreement at the UN general assembly later this month.

Trade negotiators make progress on a bilateral deal with Japan. Reuters reports the Asian nation will reduce the 15% tariff on U.S. wine over seven years in exchange for access for Japanese beef. Japan will also lower its U.S. beef duties from 38% to nine percent by 2033. The U.S. has also agreed not to raise duties on Japanese autos. Both countries are expected to sign the agreement at the UN general assembly later this month.

China's pig herd marks another record drop as African Swine Fever continues to have a substantial impact. Reuters reports the herd fell by almost 39-percent in August compared to last year's decline of 37-percent. Pork prices have jumped by 78-percent compared to the same period a year ago driving the country's 'food price index' to the highest since January of 2012.

China's pig herd marks another record drop as African Swine Fever continues to have a substantial impact. Reuters reports the herd fell by almost 39-percent in August compared to last year's decline of 37-percent. Pork prices have jumped by 78-percent compared to the same period a year ago driving the country's 'food price index' to the highest since January of 2012.

African Swine Fever can survive the journey from China in imported feed and ingredients. That's according to a new study by Kansas State University researchers. The report provides accurate half-life measurements that confirm the disease can survive a 30-day trans-oceanic voyage in plant-based feed. 

African Swine Fever can survive the journey from China in imported feed and ingredients. That's according to a new study by Kansas State University researchers. The report provides accurate half-life measurements that confirm the disease can survive a 30-day trans-oceanic voyage in plant-based feed. 

Pizza Hut has long had a history of offering unique crusts and snacks and they have added a new one to the list: The Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza. 

Pizza Hut has long had a history of offering unique crusts and snacks and they have added a new one to the list: The Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza. 

After push back from rural lawmakers, House Democrats may allow trade assistance payments to proceed as planned. In a joint statement, House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and California Congressman Jim Costa say "although we mutually have concerns with President Trump's approach to trade negotiations, we refuse to engage in the same tactics that punish our constituents and harm our communities that rely on agriculture," ...

After push back from rural lawmakers, House Democrats may allow trade assistance payments to proceed as planned. In a joint statement, House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and California Congressman Jim Costa say "although we mutually have concerns with President Trump's approach to trade negotiations, we refuse to engage in the same tactics that punish our constituents and harm our communities that rely on agriculture," ...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin dairy industry raised a stink Monday over potential new restrictions on manure storage, insisting the regulations would make life harder on struggling farmers and force them to relocate. 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin dairy industry raised a stink Monday over potential new restrictions on manure storage, insisting the regulations would make life harder on struggling farmers and force them to relocate. 

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. 

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. 

General Mills is voluntarily taking select bags of flour out of stores after finding a sample contained E. coli bacteria.

General Mills is voluntarily taking select bags of flour out of stores after finding a sample contained E. coli bacteria.

The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce is joining the final push to get the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement ratified by Congress. Leaders say they're optimistic that a vote in the House could come very soon. Business leaders meeting with the U.S. Trade Ambassador Monday say USMCA is in the final stretch. State leaders say many hold-outs are simply waiting for more information from negotiators. Chamber of Commerce leaders say they will consider endorsements for lawmakers willing to lead in th...

The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce is joining the final push to get the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement ratified by Congress. Leaders say they're optimistic that a vote in the House could come very soon. Business leaders meeting with the U.S. Trade Ambassador Monday say USMCA is in the final stretch. State leaders say many hold-outs are simply waiting for more information from negotiators. Chamber of Commerce leaders say they will consider endorsements for lawmakers willing to lead in th...

A little more than a week after he returned to host his 36th season of "Jeopardy," Alex Trebek announced on Good Morning America Tuesday he is back in chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. 

A little more than a week after he returned to host his 36th season of "Jeopardy," Alex Trebek announced on Good Morning America Tuesday he is back in chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. 

A 40-year-old police officer was shot and killed in Alabama Monday, officials said Monday night.  Officer Dornell Cousette was a 13-year-veteran of the Tuscaloosa Police Department and leaves behind two daughters on a fiancee. 

A 40-year-old police officer was shot and killed in Alabama Monday, officials said Monday night.  Officer Dornell Cousette was a 13-year-veteran of the Tuscaloosa Police Department and leaves behind two daughters on a fiancee. 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett will be honored as country’s top stars at the 10th annual CMT Artists of the Year television special.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay and Thomas Rhett will be honored as country’s top stars at the 10th annual CMT Artists of the Year television special.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wildlife managers say duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens Saturday morning. Waterfowl specialist Steve Cordts of the Department of Natural Resources says biologists continue to see favorable counts of breeding ducks in Minnesota and other parts of North America. 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wildlife managers say duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens Saturday morning. Waterfowl specialist Steve Cordts of the Department of Natural Resources says biologists continue to see favorable counts of breeding ducks in Minnesota and other parts of North America. 

Airlines, cruise lines and other companies in fuel-dependent industries dragged U.S. stocks lower Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil processing facility sent crude prices soaring. 

Airlines, cruise lines and other companies in fuel-dependent industries dragged U.S. stocks lower Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil processing facility sent crude prices soaring. 

Walmart is offering up to $30 in gift cards for car seats that children have outgrown as part of National Baby Safety Month.  

Walmart is offering up to $30 in gift cards for car seats that children have outgrown as part of National Baby Safety Month.  

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases.

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases.

PROVO, UT (AP) --- A Utah man who has been in a wheelchair for more than three decades has created a pheasant hunt for people like him who need help getting into the outdoors. 

PROVO, UT (AP) --- A Utah man who has been in a wheelchair for more than three decades has created a pheasant hunt for people like him who need help getting into the outdoors. 

The Center for Disease Control has expanded on its late August report on a salmonella outbreak that has now spread to 49 different states.  

The Center for Disease Control has expanded on its late August report on a salmonella outbreak that has now spread to 49 different states.  

Score one for Netflix in the streaming wars. After losing the rights to "The Office," earlier this year, Netflix has landed one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, "Seinfeld." 

Score one for Netflix in the streaming wars. After losing the rights to "The Office," earlier this year, Netflix has landed one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, "Seinfeld." 

Here’s a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. “It’s all about how it is prepared, how it’s elevated,” says Paul Kahan, a James Beard award-winning chef in Chicago and self-professed cabbage freak. He thinks that because cabbage has mainly been associated with sustenance, it hasn’t been given its due. Cab...

Here’s a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. “It’s all about how it is prepared, how it’s elevated,” says Paul Kahan, a James Beard award-winning chef in Chicago and self-professed cabbage freak. He thinks that because cabbage has mainly been associated with sustenance, it hasn’t been given its due. Cab...

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say it will take time for the governor’s Salmon Working Group to come up with policies in hopes of helping salmon recover.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say it will take time for the governor’s Salmon Working Group to come up with policies in hopes of helping salmon recover.

A cat litter brand is giving away $25,000 and a year-supply of food and all you have to do to enter is share you favorite photos and videos of your own feline. 

A cat litter brand is giving away $25,000 and a year-supply of food and all you have to do to enter is share you favorite photos and videos of your own feline. 

The 2018 Farm Bill's vaccine bank is open to bidders. The USDA is gathering information from vaccine manufacturers interested in stocking the bank. Under the farm bill. The USDA is authorized to use one hundred and fifty million dollars over the next five years for a foot and mouth disease vaccine bank. 

The 2018 Farm Bill's vaccine bank is open to bidders. The USDA is gathering information from vaccine manufacturers interested in stocking the bank. Under the farm bill. The USDA is authorized to use one hundred and fifty million dollars over the next five years for a foot and mouth disease vaccine bank. 

The U.S. and China make concessions on trade, but since the back and forth discussion has been going on for more than a year some farm groups say the President's tactics with China are irresponsible. USDA leaders defend the President's decision. Under-Secretary Ted McKinney says going through the World Trade Organization would have taken too long. While this case didn't make it to the WTO, the case on American steel & aluminum tariffs continues to be delayed.

The U.S. and China make concessions on trade, but since the back and forth discussion has been going on for more than a year some farm groups say the President's tactics with China are irresponsible. USDA leaders defend the President's decision. Under-Secretary Ted McKinney says going through the World Trade Organization would have taken too long. While this case didn't make it to the WTO, the case on American steel & aluminum tariffs continues to be delayed.

Years of infighting and turmoil within Canada's vegetable industry is now in the past. As the group looks toward the future, one leader admits "it's been tough" but the industry is finally moving forward. Dennis Guy reports.

Years of infighting and turmoil within Canada's vegetable industry is now in the past. As the group looks toward the future, one leader admits "it's been tough" but the industry is finally moving forward. Dennis Guy reports.

You might not expect to see farming in the heart of the nation's capital, but a resilient young grower is putting the USDA micro-loan program to use in a concrete jungle.

You might not expect to see farming in the heart of the nation's capital, but a resilient young grower is putting the USDA micro-loan program to use in a concrete jungle.

Half of all U.S. states now dabble in hemp farming. That's according to an analysis from Forbes Tate Partners. Montana and Colorado led the country as the biggest hemp growing states last year, cultivating more than 20-thousand acres. 

Half of all U.S. states now dabble in hemp farming. That's according to an analysis from Forbes Tate Partners. Montana and Colorado led the country as the biggest hemp growing states last year, cultivating more than 20-thousand acres. 

Farmers could see a disruption in trade aid payments if some lawmakers get their way. Politico reports a provision would be added as part of a short-term spending plan. It would keep the agency that's in charge of trade aid money from going over its 30 billion dollar borrowing limit. The language isn't currently included in the draft House bill but staff says it may be added. The spending measure would keep the government open beyond September 30th.

Farmers could see a disruption in trade aid payments if some lawmakers get their way. Politico reports a provision would be added as part of a short-term spending plan. It would keep the agency that's in charge of trade aid money from going over its 30 billion dollar borrowing limit. The language isn't currently included in the draft House bill but staff says it may be added. The spending measure would keep the government open beyond September 30th.

Montana wildlife officials are urging residents to pick the low-hanging fruit from their backyard trees to avoid attracting hungry bears.

Montana wildlife officials are urging residents to pick the low-hanging fruit from their backyard trees to avoid attracting hungry bears.

MONEY.com announced its annual Best Places to Live list with Monday with Clarksville, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, claiming the top spot.  

MONEY.com announced its annual Best Places to Live list with Monday with Clarksville, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, claiming the top spot.  

You've all seen big pumpkins, but one family hopes theirs brings home the blue ribbon. Virginia Farm Bureau shows us what it takes to grow these massive monsters.

You've all seen big pumpkins, but one family hopes theirs brings home the blue ribbon. Virginia Farm Bureau shows us what it takes to grow these massive monsters.

Stu MacDonald, a two-time cancer survivor from Oregon, won $4.6 million in Oregon's Game Megabucks lottery last week.  “I am a very lucky guy,” MacDonald said in a press release. “I have survived cancer twice and here I am.

Stu MacDonald, a two-time cancer survivor from Oregon, won $4.6 million in Oregon's Game Megabucks lottery last week.  “I am a very lucky guy,” MacDonald said in a press release. “I have survived cancer twice and here I am.

Hemp is a new crop for most of the farmers growing it. As the industry gains traction, producers are working to find the best production methods and build strong partnerships. In Sparta, Tennessee, Andy and Terra Davis farm 4,000 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. This year they are first-time hemp farmers. The term we keep hearing is Its the Wild Wild West right now. This thing sort of exploded overnight and there are so many avenues you can go with this thing. I think that's goi...

Hemp is a new crop for most of the farmers growing it. As the industry gains traction, producers are working to find the best production methods and build strong partnerships. In Sparta, Tennessee, Andy and Terra Davis farm 4,000 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. This year they are first-time hemp farmers. The term we keep hearing is Its the Wild Wild West right now. This thing sort of exploded overnight and there are so many avenues you can go with this thing. I think that's goi...

A toilet valued at more than $1 million was stolen from the birthplace of Winston Churchill over the weekend. 

A toilet valued at more than $1 million was stolen from the birthplace of Winston Churchill over the weekend. 

A Cargill meat processing facility in Dodge City, Kansas caught fire on Friday, but the blaze was quickly contained. Meatingplace.com reports the plant is now operating normally. Also on Friday, in Chester Township, Ohio, flames destroyed an empty chicken barn at Shaggy Apple Farm. No animals were harmed in the fire.

A Cargill meat processing facility in Dodge City, Kansas caught fire on Friday, but the blaze was quickly contained. Meatingplace.com reports the plant is now operating normally. Also on Friday, in Chester Township, Ohio, flames destroyed an empty chicken barn at Shaggy Apple Farm. No animals were harmed in the fire.

BENSON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont farmer has lost 13 goats to an unknown animal. Falkenbury Farm in Rutland County reports seven goats died and six more are missing following an attack. A Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologist was unable to find tracks to identify the species of attacker. 

BENSON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont farmer has lost 13 goats to an unknown animal. Falkenbury Farm in Rutland County reports seven goats died and six more are missing following an attack. A Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologist was unable to find tracks to identify the species of attacker. 

A weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities disrupted 5% of the daily global oil supply and sent the crude oil market soaring. According to Reuters, oil prices surged by nearly 20% but came off those highs after the White House authorized the use of U.S. emergency oil stockpiles to ensure a stable supply.

A weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities disrupted 5% of the daily global oil supply and sent the crude oil market soaring. According to Reuters, oil prices surged by nearly 20% but came off those highs after the White House authorized the use of U.S. emergency oil stockpiles to ensure a stable supply.

China takes a step towards easing trade tensions by exempting U.S. pork & soybeans from further tariffs. While the details are still unclear, the change spells opportunity for pork producers. 

China takes a step towards easing trade tensions by exempting U.S. pork & soybeans from further tariffs. While the details are still unclear, the change spells opportunity for pork producers. 

Two separate gun companies have been denied advertising with NASCAR, according to Free Beacon. Dark Storm Industries says they were not able to show an ad featuring an AR-15 and K-Var claims NASCAR rejected an ad of theirs featuring an AK-47. "NASCAR deci

Two separate gun companies have been denied advertising with NASCAR, according to Free Beacon. Dark Storm Industries says they were not able to show an ad featuring an AR-15 and K-Var claims NASCAR rejected an ad of theirs featuring an AK-47. "NASCAR deci

Lauren Bruner, one of the last living survivors of the USS Arizona, has died at the age of 98. The Pearl Harbor National Memorial released the news Wednesday.

Lauren Bruner, one of the last living survivors of the USS Arizona, has died at the age of 98. The Pearl Harbor National Memorial released the news Wednesday.

Danish Crown, a major pork-producing company, has opened a new processing plant near Shanghai. The plant will use imported meat from Denmark to produce 14 thousand tons of packaged, chilled products, annually.

Danish Crown, a major pork-producing company, has opened a new processing plant near Shanghai. The plant will use imported meat from Denmark to produce 14 thousand tons of packaged, chilled products, annually.

Chocolate milk passes sports drink to get athletes to the finish line. A study by Dairy Max shows high school students saw almost 4 percent improvement in weight lifting after adding milk to their nutrition routine. The study says drinking chocolate milk 30 minutes after a workout replenishes, repairs, and rehydrates the body. Plus athletes benefit from the 8 grams of protein in milk compared to the carbohydrate only make-up of sports drinks.

Chocolate milk passes sports drink to get athletes to the finish line. A study by Dairy Max shows high school students saw almost 4 percent improvement in weight lifting after adding milk to their nutrition routine. The study says drinking chocolate milk 30 minutes after a workout replenishes, repairs, and rehydrates the body. Plus athletes benefit from the 8 grams of protein in milk compared to the carbohydrate only make-up of sports drinks.

More than 11 and a half thousand H-2A applications have been filed this year, up 11 percent from 2018. U.S. Secretary Sonny Perdue attended the annual NASDA meeting and chimed in on the labor shortage.

More than 11 and a half thousand H-2A applications have been filed this year, up 11 percent from 2018. U.S. Secretary Sonny Perdue attended the annual NASDA meeting and chimed in on the labor shortage.

Ag Web reports buyers are averaging $102 dollars per hundredweight, meaning feeders are losing around $118 dollars per head while packers cash in on a $430 dollar profit. That spread comes in at $548 dollars. Farrow-to-finish pork producers did fare better averaging a $7 dollar loss per head.

Ag Web reports buyers are averaging $102 dollars per hundredweight, meaning feeders are losing around $118 dollars per head while packers cash in on a $430 dollar profit. That spread comes in at $548 dollars. Farrow-to-finish pork producers did fare better averaging a $7 dollar loss per head.

The USDA's latest farm income forecast showed numbers are up nearly five percent this year but farm economists don't think the odds are that good. The income projection shows a nearly twenty billion dollar increase in income projections since last March. American Farm Bureau economists say the report includes income from trade aid and insurance payouts that have yet to be delivered, making some say it's over-optimistic. The real on the ground situation in farm economy, it's st...

The USDA's latest farm income forecast showed numbers are up nearly five percent this year but farm economists don't think the odds are that good. The income projection shows a nearly twenty billion dollar increase in income projections since last March. American Farm Bureau economists say the report includes income from trade aid and insurance payouts that have yet to be delivered, making some say it's over-optimistic. The real on the ground situation in farm economy, it's st...

President Donald Trump says progress is being made on a biofuel reform package. Reuters reports he met with farm-state senators on Thursday, and he's supposed to meet with their oil-producing state counterparts today. The current proposal would increase biofuel blending volumes by 5 percent. The White House has declined comment on any new details, but U.S. biofuel credits went up 15 percent Thursday on news of the discussion. House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson says he's unsatisfied wi...

President Donald Trump says progress is being made on a biofuel reform package. Reuters reports he met with farm-state senators on Thursday, and he's supposed to meet with their oil-producing state counterparts today. The current proposal would increase biofuel blending volumes by 5 percent. The White House has declined comment on any new details, but U.S. biofuel credits went up 15 percent Thursday on news of the discussion. House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson says he's unsatisfied wi...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly deer virus has been confirmed in a group of whitetails in central Minnesota. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, known as EHD, isn’t contagious but can sharply reduce deer herds before the danger concludes with the first frost, according to state wildlife officials. 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly deer virus has been confirmed in a group of whitetails in central Minnesota. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, known as EHD, isn’t contagious but can sharply reduce deer herds before the danger concludes with the first frost, according to state wildlife officials. 

Just like the National Pork Producers Council, the National Cattleman's Beef Association also issued a statement Thursday showing its support for the repeal of the Waters of the United States rule.

Just like the National Pork Producers Council, the National Cattleman's Beef Association also issued a statement Thursday showing its support for the repeal of the Waters of the United States rule.

Members of the National Corn Growers Association can now save at Bass Pro Shop and Cabela's thanks to a new partnership announced Thursday.  

Members of the National Corn Growers Association can now save at Bass Pro Shop and Cabela's thanks to a new partnership announced Thursday.  

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of three producers and three industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. The following appointees will serve three-year terms beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2022: Southeast Region (Alabama, Georgia and Florida) Michael H. Davis, Graceville, Fla. (Producer) John T. Gray III, Williston Peanut Co., Williston, Fla. (Industry representative) Southwest Region ...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of three producers and three industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. The following appointees will serve three-year terms beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2022: Southeast Region (Alabama, Georgia and Florida) Michael H. Davis, Graceville, Fla. (Producer) John T. Gray III, Williston Peanut Co., Williston, Fla. (Industry representative) Southwest Region ...

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. 

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. 

Everyone knows that it is great to have a strong family and friends and now a Harvard study has the science to back that up. 

Everyone knows that it is great to have a strong family and friends and now a Harvard study has the science to back that up. 

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents ticketed 62 people in 17 parishes for a total of 78 alleged hunting violations during the first weekend of dove hunting. 

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says agents ticketed 62 people in 17 parishes for a total of 78 alleged hunting violations during the first weekend of dove hunting. 

Farm state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are back in Washington this week pushing to move forward on USMCA. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock joins us live from a rally on the National Mall.

Farm state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are back in Washington this week pushing to move forward on USMCA. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock joins us live from a rally on the National Mall.

New findings from the USDA Economic Research Service show states could be affected differently by potential climate changes. The model predicts changes in Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and used an increase in temperature by 3.6 Degrees Fahrenheit and a 1-inch decrease in annual rainfall to see how farm production would change. TFP naturally fluctuates year to year, but the model shows some states could see larger than normal effects. Lousiana saw the largest TFP change followed by...

New findings from the USDA Economic Research Service show states could be affected differently by potential climate changes. The model predicts changes in Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and used an increase in temperature by 3.6 Degrees Fahrenheit and a 1-inch decrease in annual rainfall to see how farm production would change. TFP naturally fluctuates year to year, but the model shows some states could see larger than normal effects. Lousiana saw the largest TFP change followed by...

This month, hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies could be visible in parts of Ohio as they make their migration journey from Canada to Mexico. 

This month, hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies could be visible in parts of Ohio as they make their migration journey from Canada to Mexico. 

Outside historic Durango, Colorado, there's a family that has been running sheep for nearly a century. Not only are they providing a year-round economic base for the community, but they're also playing an active role in the production of America's lamb and wool. Public lands ranching is a way of life for ranchers like J. Paul Brown in western Colorado. He says without grazing permits like his in the San Juan National Forest, his family wouldn't be able to stay in business and continu...

Outside historic Durango, Colorado, there's a family that has been running sheep for nearly a century. Not only are they providing a year-round economic base for the community, but they're also playing an active role in the production of America's lamb and wool. Public lands ranching is a way of life for ranchers like J. Paul Brown in western Colorado. He says without grazing permits like his in the San Juan National Forest, his family wouldn't be able to stay in business and continu...

Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, plans to have 85-percent of the residents in her city to be within one-half mile of accessible fresh food by 2021. One Urban Food Forest is the first of its kind in Georgia - and believed to be the largest in the country. Thank you to the Georgia Farm Monitor for providing this report.

Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, plans to have 85-percent of the residents in her city to be within one-half mile of accessible fresh food by 2021. One Urban Food Forest is the first of its kind in Georgia - and believed to be the largest in the country. Thank you to the Georgia Farm Monitor for providing this report.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Conservationists and hunters have criticized a state proposal to construct a mining road through northwest Alaska, a report said. 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Conservationists and hunters have criticized a state proposal to construct a mining road through northwest Alaska, a report said. 

Farmers have faced many challenges this year but in Arkansas, some producers managed to grow good crops. As Arkansas Farm Bureau reports, even with that highlight, they find it hard to make ends meet.

Farmers have faced many challenges this year but in Arkansas, some producers managed to grow good crops. As Arkansas Farm Bureau reports, even with that highlight, they find it hard to make ends meet.

Farmers in Georgia who suffered losses from Hurricane Michael nearly a year ago may soon get federal money to help with recovery.

Farmers in Georgia who suffered losses from Hurricane Michael nearly a year ago may soon get federal money to help with recovery.

Reuters reports Trump administration officials met with biofuel industry reps, warning they should accept the waiver proposal by Friday. Biofuel advocates from groups like Growth Energy and the National Biodiesel Board issued this joint statement. We remain hopeful that President Trump will move swiftly to protect farmers and biofuel workers, but efforts to reverse the damage will be meaningless unless the agency acts now to stop the bleeding. Senator Chuck Grassley says there sho...

Reuters reports Trump administration officials met with biofuel industry reps, warning they should accept the waiver proposal by Friday. Biofuel advocates from groups like Growth Energy and the National Biodiesel Board issued this joint statement. We remain hopeful that President Trump will move swiftly to protect farmers and biofuel workers, but efforts to reverse the damage will be meaningless unless the agency acts now to stop the bleeding. Senator Chuck Grassley says there sho...

The U.S. extends an olive branch delaying some tariffs on China. Agricensus reports the U.S. tariff hike on 250 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports will now start two weeks later on October 15th. This after China exempts some American products from their retaliatory taxes, although the concession didn't include many ag products China's Commerce Ministry separately said it had asked the U.S. about potential soybean and pork imports. Export sales data shows China also purchased U...

The U.S. extends an olive branch delaying some tariffs on China. Agricensus reports the U.S. tariff hike on 250 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports will now start two weeks later on October 15th. This after China exempts some American products from their retaliatory taxes, although the concession didn't include many ag products China's Commerce Ministry separately said it had asked the U.S. about potential soybean and pork imports. Export sales data shows China also purchased U...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to allow limited hunting in Pennsylvania on Sundays ran into opposition during an information hearing Tuesday and a key committee chairman said its final passage in the state House was in doubt. 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to allow limited hunting in Pennsylvania on Sundays ran into opposition during an information hearing Tuesday and a key committee chairman said its final passage in the state House was in doubt. 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights groups are suing California over rules that allow animals to be hunted with the aid of hunting dogs wearing GPS tracking devices on their collars. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, which filed the lawsuit last week in Sacramento Superior Court, called the hunting method “unusually cruel and unfair.” 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights groups are suing California over rules that allow animals to be hunted with the aid of hunting dogs wearing GPS tracking devices on their collars. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, which filed the lawsuit last week in Sacramento Superior Court, called the hunting method “unusually cruel and unfair.” 

Maker's Mark has announced it will offer a limited release of its new Stave Profile RC6 bourbon nationwide, the first time the company has ever done so.  

Maker's Mark has announced it will offer a limited release of its new Stave Profile RC6 bourbon nationwide, the first time the company has ever done so.  

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An adult male grizzly bear has been euthanized after raiding occupied camps in Montana.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An adult male grizzly bear has been euthanized after raiding occupied camps in Montana.

The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe figures, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, and the top.

The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe figures, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, and the top.

Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling nearly 3.8 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S and Canada to fix a brake problem. 

Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling nearly 3.8 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S and Canada to fix a brake problem. 

It is officially a law that public schools in New York must hold a brief moment of silence each year on Patriot Day.  

It is officially a law that public schools in New York must hold a brief moment of silence each year on Patriot Day.  

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. 

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. 

In a decision that could end up being worth $6.5 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs, an appeals court ruled Monday that the VA must reimburse veterans for emergency care at non-VA hospitals. 

In a decision that could end up being worth $6.5 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs, an appeals court ruled Monday that the VA must reimburse veterans for emergency care at non-VA hospitals. 

In Lincoln, Nebraska, police and firefighters have not forgotten their fellow first responders who died in the the attacks on 9/11.  

In Lincoln, Nebraska, police and firefighters have not forgotten their fellow first responders who died in the the attacks on 9/11.  

The White House will meet with biofuel companies today, after promising a "giant fix" to the ongoing refinery waiver issue. Reuters reports the meeting will include officials from companies including Louis Dreyfus and Renewable Energy Group. White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, is expected to lead the discussion. The proposed plan would include increasing conventional biofuels, like corn-based ethanol, by 500 million gallons; advanced biofuels, like biodiesel, by...

The White House will meet with biofuel companies today, after promising a "giant fix" to the ongoing refinery waiver issue. Reuters reports the meeting will include officials from companies including Louis Dreyfus and Renewable Energy Group. White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, is expected to lead the discussion. The proposed plan would include increasing conventional biofuels, like corn-based ethanol, by 500 million gallons; advanced biofuels, like biodiesel, by...

The number of Dicamba drift reports increases, and so does the regularity of its use. That could be the reason why complaints are doubling in Illinois. An Illinois fertilizer group says the adoption of Dicamba-tolerant soybeans has increased by 60-percent in the state. Brownfield Ag News reports the group doesn't think banning Dicamba is a good solution because the product has important benefits for the U.S. soybean crop.

The number of Dicamba drift reports increases, and so does the regularity of its use. That could be the reason why complaints are doubling in Illinois. An Illinois fertilizer group says the adoption of Dicamba-tolerant soybeans has increased by 60-percent in the state. Brownfield Ag News reports the group doesn't think banning Dicamba is a good solution because the product has important benefits for the U.S. soybean crop.

USDA says farm income is at its highest since 2014, drawing skepticism from the American Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau Chief Economist John Newton says the improvement in income is being driven by increases in federal support in the form of trade aid and disaster relief. Newton says long term indicators like loan delinquency rates, land values, and financial ratios point to growing stress in agriculture. He adds that farmers need permanent solutions - not government aid - to stabilize inc...

USDA says farm income is at its highest since 2014, drawing skepticism from the American Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau Chief Economist John Newton says the improvement in income is being driven by increases in federal support in the form of trade aid and disaster relief. Newton says long term indicators like loan delinquency rates, land values, and financial ratios point to growing stress in agriculture. He adds that farmers need permanent solutions - not government aid - to stabilize inc...

A Harvest Moon will illuminate the sky on Friday the 13th, making for an event that will not happen for another 30 years.  

A Harvest Moon will illuminate the sky on Friday the 13th, making for an event that will not happen for another 30 years.  

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say feral hogs from Canada encroaching on Montana’s northern border are a serious concern for farmers and others. Daily Inter Lake reported Sunday that the U.S. agriculture department’s Wildlife Services division says there have been multiple reports of feral hogs near the border. 

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say feral hogs from Canada encroaching on Montana’s northern border are a serious concern for farmers and others. Daily Inter Lake reported Sunday that the U.S. agriculture department’s Wildlife Services division says there have been multiple reports of feral hogs near the border. 

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The Rollover Pass manmade channel along the Gulf of Mexico will close this month due to erosion concerns after more than 60 years as a popular Texas fishing and tourism spot. 

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The Rollover Pass manmade channel along the Gulf of Mexico will close this month due to erosion concerns after more than 60 years as a popular Texas fishing and tourism spot. 

There's a relatively new way of growing rice in Louisiana -- it's called 'row' rice. As This Week In Louisiana Ag's Tammia Render shows us, several farmers are partnering with LSU AgCenter to advance this new technique.

There's a relatively new way of growing rice in Louisiana -- it's called 'row' rice. As This Week In Louisiana Ag's Tammia Render shows us, several farmers are partnering with LSU AgCenter to advance this new technique.

The USDA announces sign up for more than 3 billion dollars in disaster aid. The resources, through The Wildfire And Hurricane Indemnity Program, cover specific disasters in 2018 and 2019. To be eligible, producers must live in counties with a presidential emergency disaster declaration or a secretarial disaster designation. The disaster package also includes prevented plant acres. Existing insurance will place a caveat on the level of coverage. The "whip plus" payment fact...

The USDA announces sign up for more than 3 billion dollars in disaster aid. The resources, through The Wildfire And Hurricane Indemnity Program, cover specific disasters in 2018 and 2019. To be eligible, producers must live in counties with a presidential emergency disaster declaration or a secretarial disaster designation. The disaster package also includes prevented plant acres. Existing insurance will place a caveat on the level of coverage. The "whip plus" payment fact...

Starting next summer, millions of people around the world will be cheering on their favorite athletes at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The dairy industry will be well represented, as a number of those participants will be sporting the Team Milk logo. The Georgia Farm Monitor reports.

Starting next summer, millions of people around the world will be cheering on their favorite athletes at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The dairy industry will be well represented, as a number of those participants will be sporting the Team Milk logo. The Georgia Farm Monitor reports.

Groups petition to stop large livestock operations in Nebraska. Citizen and environmental groups unveiled their change.org petition Monday calling for a temporary stop to what they call "factory farms." 

Groups petition to stop large livestock operations in Nebraska. Citizen and environmental groups unveiled their change.org petition Monday calling for a temporary stop to what they call "factory farms." 

SIP Hope 4 Hope Town benefit concert to take place at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 16

SIP Hope 4 Hope Town benefit concert to take place at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 16

You could have to pay for releasing a balloon in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. A bill passed by the county commissioners last month would levy a $250 fine to anyone who intentionally releases a balloon. 

You could have to pay for releasing a balloon in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. A bill passed by the county commissioners last month would levy a $250 fine to anyone who intentionally releases a balloon. 

Mississippi reverses its law on labeling plant-based foods, with conventional meat terms. Politico reports the state instead proposes a new regulation. It would allow those terms, as long as they have "vegan" or "meatless" prominently displayed. The state was in a lawsuit over the original labeling law, but officials believe the plaintiffs plan to dismiss it, once rules are finalized.

Mississippi reverses its law on labeling plant-based foods, with conventional meat terms. Politico reports the state instead proposes a new regulation. It would allow those terms, as long as they have "vegan" or "meatless" prominently displayed. The state was in a lawsuit over the original labeling law, but officials believe the plaintiffs plan to dismiss it, once rules are finalized.

Sanderson Farms receives a subpoena from the Department Of Justice for the ongoing price-fixing investigation of 14 processors related to the regulator’s investigation into the broiler chicken antitrust case. 

Sanderson Farms receives a subpoena from the Department Of Justice for the ongoing price-fixing investigation of 14 processors related to the regulator’s investigation into the broiler chicken antitrust case. 

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Rory Feek is kicking off a new chapter that’s sure to thrill fans who have spent years following his music, love, and life.

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Rory Feek is kicking off a new chapter that’s sure to thrill fans who have spent years following his music, love, and life.

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s that time of year again, when fresh apples are piled high at farmer’s markets. If you are lucky enough to live near an orchard, you can take the day and pick your own bushel of apples. But whether you are picking them at the market or off a tree, there are many great things to do with apples that don’t include making a pie. 

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s that time of year again, when fresh apples are piled high at farmer’s markets. If you are lucky enough to live near an orchard, you can take the day and pick your own bushel of apples. But whether you are picking them at the market or off a tree, there are many great things to do with apples that don’t include making a pie. 

After an Elementary school student was bullied for a homemade University of Tennessee shirt, Volunteer nation stepped in to make it right.  The story was chronicled by Laura Snyder, a teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Florida.

After an Elementary school student was bullied for a homemade University of Tennessee shirt, Volunteer nation stepped in to make it right.  The story was chronicled by Laura Snyder, a teacher at Altamonte Elementary School in Florida.

The Husker Harvest Days is this week. It's a big event for Nebraska producers and has been going on for the last 4 decades. The Market Journal describes what attendees can expect this year.

The Husker Harvest Days is this week. It's a big event for Nebraska producers and has been going on for the last 4 decades. The Market Journal describes what attendees can expect this year.

As more alternative meat options flood store shelves, health-conscious consumers say mixed marketing messages cause confusion. According to research from The Center For Food Integrity, these shoppers value animal care, environmentally friendly production, and nutritious food. Scientists say dairy and meat are healthy, but conflicting reports claim plant-based meat is better for people, animals, and the planet. Livestock groups push to regulate labels to cut back on confusion. Expert...

As more alternative meat options flood store shelves, health-conscious consumers say mixed marketing messages cause confusion. According to research from The Center For Food Integrity, these shoppers value animal care, environmentally friendly production, and nutritious food. Scientists say dairy and meat are healthy, but conflicting reports claim plant-based meat is better for people, animals, and the planet. Livestock groups push to regulate labels to cut back on confusion. Expert...

As dairy farms struggle, top dairy executives make millions. According to politico, Dairy Management Inc. paid 10 executives a total of 8 million dollars in 2017. Meanwhile, 16-hundred dairy farms closed across the country that year. DMI is a non-profit that promotes milk, cheese, and other products and is funded by nearly 2 dozen federally mandated checkoff programs. A spokesperson for the company says they review the CEO's salary every year in comparison to peer companies. DMI says...

As dairy farms struggle, top dairy executives make millions. According to politico, Dairy Management Inc. paid 10 executives a total of 8 million dollars in 2017. Meanwhile, 16-hundred dairy farms closed across the country that year. DMI is a non-profit that promotes milk, cheese, and other products and is funded by nearly 2 dozen federally mandated checkoff programs. A spokesperson for the company says they review the CEO's salary every year in comparison to peer companies. DMI says...

Lessons learned in a ranch management course can open opportunities for producers. Certified Angus Beef's Bob Cervera explains.

Lessons learned in a ranch management course can open opportunities for producers. Certified Angus Beef's Bob Cervera explains.

The USDA says food insecurity declined in 2018. Data released this week shows 88 percent of U.S. households were food secure throughout the entire year, meaning they had access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for everyone living in the home. But 11.1 percent of households were food insecure at some point during the year and 4 percent of that 11 experienced very low food security.

The USDA says food insecurity declined in 2018. Data released this week shows 88 percent of U.S. households were food secure throughout the entire year, meaning they had access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for everyone living in the home. But 11.1 percent of households were food insecure at some point during the year and 4 percent of that 11 experienced very low food security.

Congress is back in session and progress on the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement is part of their agenda. However, some Democrats think the vote could slip to 2020 because they want to renegotiate the text of the agreement itself others say they are committed to getting it across the finish line before then. The White House hasn't sent to legislation to Congress yet, waiting for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to signal that the House is ready for it. Agri-Pulse reports that after submission...

Congress is back in session and progress on the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement is part of their agenda. However, some Democrats think the vote could slip to 2020 because they want to renegotiate the text of the agreement itself others say they are committed to getting it across the finish line before then. The White House hasn't sent to legislation to Congress yet, waiting for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to signal that the House is ready for it. Agri-Pulse reports that after submission...

Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market.

Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market.

A couple of beachcombers in South Carolina stumbled upon some historical treasures left in the hurricane's wake.

A couple of beachcombers in South Carolina stumbled upon some historical treasures left in the hurricane's wake.

ORANGE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials have issued an ultimatum to a farmer whose pigs escaped. State Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts says state officials are sympathetic to the farmer’s plight but that “this has gone on for long enough.”

ORANGE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials have issued an ultimatum to a farmer whose pigs escaped. State Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts says state officials are sympathetic to the farmer’s plight but that “this has gone on for long enough.”

Trade continues to weigh on minds and markets across the country. Now the USDA will try to start building international bonds—by signing on to support a global youth exchange program with an agricultural bent. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock reports.

Trade continues to weigh on minds and markets across the country. Now the USDA will try to start building international bonds—by signing on to support a global youth exchange program with an agricultural bent. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock reports.

Biofuel groups aren't happy with a proposed fix to waiver issues. Four sources tell Reuters the Trump Administration's plan falls short of expectations. The proposed plan would include an increase to biofuels requirements for 2020 of 1 billion gallons, but biofuel advocates say they want the waived gallons reallocated. The White House hasn't committed to that yet. The proposed draft also includes increasing conventional biofuels, like corn-based ethanol, by 500 million gallons and a...

Biofuel groups aren't happy with a proposed fix to waiver issues. Four sources tell Reuters the Trump Administration's plan falls short of expectations. The proposed plan would include an increase to biofuels requirements for 2020 of 1 billion gallons, but biofuel advocates say they want the waived gallons reallocated. The White House hasn't committed to that yet. The proposed draft also includes increasing conventional biofuels, like corn-based ethanol, by 500 million gallons and a...

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting lottery applications for mountain lion permits through Sept. 27 for the 2020 hunting season.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting lottery applications for mountain lion permits through Sept. 27 for the 2020 hunting season.

Some sad news to report this morning one of the biggest supporters of the FFA, Bill Stagg, passed away after a long battle with cancer. For almost 40 years, Bill Stagg shared the story of agricultural education and FFA throughout the country. He retired two years ago, but his commitment to the organization never wavered. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Stagg began his career as an audiovisual specialist with the national FFA organization in November 1978. That role grew over the years a...

Some sad news to report this morning one of the biggest supporters of the FFA, Bill Stagg, passed away after a long battle with cancer. For almost 40 years, Bill Stagg shared the story of agricultural education and FFA throughout the country. He retired two years ago, but his commitment to the organization never wavered. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Stagg began his career as an audiovisual specialist with the national FFA organization in November 1978. That role grew over the years a...

Farm kid turned music artist, Staci Griesbach went from singing as a child, using round bales as a stage and cattle as an audience, to now performing at the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Serving as proof it's never too late to pursue your dreams.

Farm kid turned music artist, Staci Griesbach went from singing as a child, using round bales as a stage and cattle as an audience, to now performing at the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Serving as proof it's never too late to pursue your dreams.

Corn is still an important crop in “The Peach State”, accounting for more than 50 million bushels annually. This year's harvest looks to be another good one, despite some challenges along the way. The Georgia Farm Monitor's Damon Jones reports.

Corn is still an important crop in “The Peach State”, accounting for more than 50 million bushels annually. This year's harvest looks to be another good one, despite some challenges along the way. The Georgia Farm Monitor's Damon Jones reports.

Congressman Collin Peterson, the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, shared his support for rural programming and the Rural Television Content Protection Act on Facebook Thursday. 

Congressman Collin Peterson, the Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, shared his support for rural programming and the Rural Television Content Protection Act on Facebook Thursday. 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois owner of an outfitter service has pleaded guilty to federal charges that included deploying an electronic bird caller to lure geese into shooting range. 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois owner of an outfitter service has pleaded guilty to federal charges that included deploying an electronic bird caller to lure geese into shooting range. 

On the heels of a U.S. Japan trade announcement, the U.S. Meat Export Federation is in Japan talking to consumers who they say are enthusiastic for a U.S. trade agreement. RFD-TV's Corryn LaRue reports from Washington.

On the heels of a U.S. Japan trade announcement, the U.S. Meat Export Federation is in Japan talking to consumers who they say are enthusiastic for a U.S. trade agreement. RFD-TV's Corryn LaRue reports from Washington.

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say an alligator bit a woman after she accidentally stepped on it at a Florida wildlife sanctuary. 

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say an alligator bit a woman after she accidentally stepped on it at a Florida wildlife sanctuary. 

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring Anheuser-Busch from using the phrase "no corn syrup," or a 'special icon,' on its Bud Light beer packaging. This follows a ruling earlier this year preventing the company from using marketing that suggests Miller Coors uses corn syrup in the final production of its light beers.

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring Anheuser-Busch from using the phrase "no corn syrup," or a 'special icon,' on its Bud Light beer packaging. This follows a ruling earlier this year preventing the company from using marketing that suggests Miller Coors uses corn syrup in the final production of its light beers.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park’s storied bison herds but pledged to consider more help for two other species — a tiny, endangered squirrel in Arizona and bees that pollinate rare desert flowers in Nevada. 

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park’s storied bison herds but pledged to consider more help for two other species — a tiny, endangered squirrel in Arizona and bees that pollinate rare desert flowers in Nevada. 

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a moose that wandered onto the University of North Dakota campus should not have been drugged. 

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a moose that wandered onto the University of North Dakota campus should not have been drugged. 

The Trump Administration announces nearly 2 billion dollars to fight the opioid epidemic, building on what the President calls quite a bit of success. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock has the story in today's rural healthcare segment.

The Trump Administration announces nearly 2 billion dollars to fight the opioid epidemic, building on what the President calls quite a bit of success. RFD-TV's Sarah Mock has the story in today's rural healthcare segment.

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