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Rural Streaming Tv is here to stay, I think?

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Are you a farmer, rancher, equestrian, live the country life or just a fan of the rural lifestyle but can't find the right outlet for Rural TV programming

Today technology is expanding by the minute with knowledge and make believe at your fingertips.   A recent 2017 study reviled that 95% of Americans own a mobile device and 77% of them are smartphones. With high-speed internet services struggling to reach rural customers the smartphone is making up for it.
With these record numbers of users there is no limit to the content that can be found on the smartphone and Rural Tv programming is keeping up with technology.  

Lets take a look at where Rural TV started and what is has morphed into with today technology reaching from the big city to the small town by a communicate device called a smartphone.   

Cable & satellite Tv channel RFD-TV launched in 2000 it was the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural life…

2017 Branded Ranch Rodeo Bronc Riding

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2017 Branded Ranch Rodeo Bronc Riding

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TEAM USA WINS INAUGURAL PBR GLOBAL CUP

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American Stormy Wing tops aggregate to claim $50,000 bonus  In front of a packed crowd at Rogers Place, Team USA came from behind to win the inaugural PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Global Cup, presented by Encor by EPCOR. 
After beginning the night 76.25 points and one qualified ride behind host nation Team Canada, the seven-rider American squad earned 601.5 points on Saturday night by going 7-for-9 and claimed the Canadian horn of the Global Cup trophy and $400,000 with an overall score 1,026.75 points over the course of the two-night event. The USA contingent was led Saturday by 2016 World Champion Cooper Davis (Jasper, Texas). Davis responded from a Round 1 buckoff against Finning Milky Chance (Flying Four Bucking Bulls) on Friday night by riding Set ‘em Up Joe (Dakota Rodeo / Chad Berger / Clay Struve / H&C Bucking Bulls) for 88 points Saturday. The 23-year-old then clinched the victory for Team USA when he rode Catfish John (Dakota Rodeo - Chad Berger / Clay Struve / Miller)…

CATTLE RAISERS DISAPPOINTED WITH OKLAHOMA BEEF CHECKOFF OUTCOME

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Last week beef producers had an opportunity to vote in an Oklahoma referendum to approve a $1-per-head state beef checkoff assessment in addition to the current U.S. beef checkoff program. Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry secretary Jim Reese announced the results of that referendum Thursday, with the measure failing 55.6 percent to 44.3 percent.  The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is a strong supporter of the U.S. and Texas beef checkoff programs, and supported the Oklahoma measure. Had it been approved, the funds would have been used to market, promote and educate consumers about beef and beef producers. Oklahoma would have also joined 15 other states, including Texas, who have already adopted a state-level beef checkoff program. “I am disappointed that the Oklahoma beef checkoff referendum was swayed by outside activists and did not succeed,” said TSCRA President Richard Thorpe. “Texas cattle raisers have seen an immense benefit from …

National Equine Health Plan: Introduction

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The United States (US) horse industry involves activities in all regions of the country and the world.  Horses are considered livestock and are unique in the livestock sector because of their broad diversity.  The equine industry involves business, working animals, sport, recreation, entertainment, gaming, and environmental support, all built on the agri-business of breeding and raising equine.  In addition to economic benefits, it also produces other intangible benefits to people and the US, including recreation, exercise, working animals, stress reduction, and entertainment. 
The horse industry is unique because horses are transported with more frequency and over greater distances than other livestock.  This increases the risk of spread of a contagious equine disease, which can have a devastating effect on the equine industry.  Every year there are tens of thousands of horse races, shows, competitions, and recreational activities involving horses in the U.S.  Hundreds of thousands o…