RFD Radio’s Jim Taylor discusses the latest jobs report with the Illinois Farm Bureau Senior Economist Mike Doherty. The two delve into other subjects also moving the economy. Jim also visits with Troy Uphoff from Shelby County, a winner in the National Corn Growers Association yield contest. The final guest is Agrivisor’s Karl Setzer, previewing a new market week as traders await the latest WASDE report, released on Wednesday.
More episodes from "RFD Today"
RFD Today May 16
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53:00A new week of shows begins with Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Commodities Mark Gebhards. He provides reaction to President Biden's visit to Kankakee County last week. We also talk truck driver shortage and other transportation issues with Don Schaefer from the Mid-West Truckers Association. We finish the show previewing a new market week with Karl Setzer at Agrivisor.
RFD Today May 13
53:00We discuss May Monarch Month with Austin Omer, associate director of natural resource policy for Illinois Farm Bureau and Dr. David Zaya, plant ecologist at the University of Illinois. Friday’s show also features a conversation with IAA Foundation scholarship recipient David Mock from Galva. He is finishing up his freshman year at the University of Illinois. The final segment previews the Foreston FFA Alumni tractor pull set for next month.
RFD Today May 12
53:01Thursday's show begins with our monthly visit with Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello. We get an update from Gracie Pierson, who serves as consumer engagement manager for Illinois Farm Bureau. Kankakee County Farm Bureau president Greg St. Aubin provides reaction to President Biden's visit to a Kankakee County farm Wednesday. And we learn about Henry County Farm Bureau manager Katie Laleman in a county farm bureau manager to manager segment.
RFD Today May 11
53:01We dive into transportation issues as Rodney Knittel joins the show. He serves as assistant director of transportation and infrastructure for Illinois Farm Bureau. Next we visit with Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs. We speak with solar specialist Joel Tatum from American farmland Trust. The show finishes with an update from the Illinois Beef Association and then a Pioneer Agronomy segment.
RFD Today May 10
53:01Tuesday's show features an update from Illinois Farm Bureau Director of Environmental Policy Lauren Lurkins. We talk ag safety with Amy Rademaker from the Carle Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety. We hear a Field & Bean report from the Illinois Soybean Association. A Crop Watcher report is provided from Ron Moore in Warren County and we finish the show talking weather with Freese-Notis meteorologist Dan Hicks.
RFD Today May 9
53:00Monday's show features a conversation with Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Commodities Mark Gebhards. He covers many topics, including an update from the U.S. Senate on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). We also hear reaction from Illinois Farm Bureau Senior Economist Mike Doherty on the latest jobs report. The show finishes with a preview of the new market week with Agrivisor's Karl Setzer.
RFD Today May 6
53:01Rita Frazer sits down with Blake Roderick, Pike-Scott Farm Bureau Manager, who retired on May 2 after 40 years. We then hear from Jill Hardesty, President of Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs. Jim Taylor visits with Andrew Walmsley, Senior Director of Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation on initial talks of the Farm Bill. The show wraps up with a salute to Moms.
RFD Today May 5
53:01Jim Taylor meets with Congressional Quarterly’s Ellyn Ferguson to talk about initial work on the Forest Service Committee Meeting, initial plans for the 2023 Farm Bill and the importance of covering the issues. DeLoss Jahnke talks with Kelly Estes, Illinois Pest Survey Coordinator. Rita Frazer visits with Lana Shovlin, Director of Communications for Illinois Pork Producers.
RFD Today May 4
53:01Jim Taylor reports from NAFB Washington Watch with conversations with National Corn Grower’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and American Farm Bureau Federation. Later, Rita Frazer hears from Tasha Bunting, Illinois Farm Bureau Associate Director of Commodity and Livestock Programs and gets a Pioneer Agronomy Report from Emily Huber.
RFD Today May 3
53:01Jim Taylor reports from NAFB's Washington Watch. He visits with The Fertilizer Institute's Cory Rosenbusch and NAFB's Tom Brand. We then hear from Belchim Ag's Troy Bettner. Rita Frazer visits with Crop Watcher Doug Uphoff and gives an update from Ukrainian Farmer Gordie Siebring. DeLoss Jahnke wraps up the show with weather from DTN's Bryce Anderson.