Rita 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.
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RFD Toady June 24
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53:00Friday’s show features a conversation with Mike Steenhoek from the Soy Transportation Coalition. He discusses the impact of a proposed three-month suspension of the federal fuel tax. We also talk House Ag Committee, Farm Bill and other issues with Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis. We finish the show with an update from the Illinois Corn Growers Association.
RFD Today June 23
53:01A packed Thursday show includes Illinois Farm Bureau President Rich Guebert. We learn about the new name for the Asian Carp from Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Colleen Callahan. Illinois Congressman Darin LaHood checks in to discuss both local and federal issues. We also hear from Illinois Farm Bureau Member Engagement Manager Jenny Webb. We finish the show speaking with the Monmouth College President about a new ag business program being unveiled at the school.
RFD Today June 22
53:01Jim Taylor talks local Government with Illinois Farm Bureau and highlights the Allies in Agriculture program. We then learn about county farm bureau involvement in the Accelerate Illinois Broadband Infrastructure program with Peoria CFB member Kiersten Sheets and Kankakee CFB Manager Chad Miller. The show wraps up with a FCAE update from Casey Bolin.
RFD Today June 21
53:00Plenty of updates on the program today. First we hear from Illinois Farm Bureau Environmental Program Manager Raelynn Parmely, highlighting a field day in McDonough County. We also hear from Grant Hammer, who serves as Executive Director of the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Michael Frerichs provides a monthly update from the Illinois Treasurer's office and we get a CropWatcher report from Gary Steward in Stark County. The show finishes with DTN agriculture meteorologist John Baranick.
RFD Today June 20
53:00Monday's show features a conversation with Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Commodities Mark Gebhards. Among the topics he discusses is the signing of the Ocean Reform Shipping Act. We also recognize RFD Radio Network affiliate WTIM in Taylorville, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The final segment highlights June Dairy Month with the St. Louis Dairy Council.
RFD Today June 17
53:01Friday's show means more coverage from the Illinois FFA Convention. We also visit with Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, who serves on the U.S. House Ag Committee. Bustos discusses her role on the Rural Reinvestment Task Force. We finish the show promoting pollinator week with Illinois Farm Bureau's Raelynn Parmely.
RFD Today June 16
53:01Thursday’s show features coverage from the Illinois FFA Convention in Springfield. We get an update from Illinois Soybean Association Chairman Steve Pitstick. And we visit with Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Chad Bell. He’ll be participating in Friday’s Taste of Randolph Street in Chicago with Illinois Farm Families.
RFD Today June 15
53:01Wednesday’s show features a chat with Illinois Farm Bureau Assistant Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Rodney Knittel. We learn about a Corn Belt Ports meeting taking place this week in Quincy. We get a field watch update from Lauren Lurkins, who serves as Illinois Farm Bureau Director of Environmental Policy. We talk local foods with Illinois Farm Bureau’s Raghela Scavuzzo and the show finishes with a Field and Bean Segment from the Illinois Soybean Association.
RFD Today June 14
53:00Tuesday's show includes a regular visit with Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello. We recap a Fulton County Field Day with Raelynn Parmely, who serves as Environmental Program Manager for Illinois Farm Bureau. We get a weekly CropWatcher report from Brent Clair in Adams County. The final segment is with Freese-Notis Weather meteorologist Dan Hicks.
RFD Today June 13
53:00A new week of shows begins with Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Commodities Mark Gebhards. Among the items he discusses is the Renewable Fuel Standards and the Water Resource Development Act. We hear from Kaylee Heap and Jenny Ring. The two attended the American Farm Bureau Federation's ACE Summit in Washington D.C. earlier this month. We talk trucking related issues with Don Schaefer from the Mid-West Truckers Association. The final segment is previewing a new market week with Comstock Investments' Joe Camp.