Lauren Lurkins recaps NLRS Partnership Conference and shares an update from the EPA Farmers and Ranchers Committee that she co-chairs. Illinois Director of Agriculture Jerry Costello talks harvest numbers, fall covers for spring savings, the Illinois Specialty Growers Block Grants. Dan Grant shares an interview with Dr. David Kohl and Michael Swanson from Wells Fargo at the Ag Bankers Conference. Illinois Soybean Association’s Mike Levin provides reaction to the infrastructure bill.
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RFD Today January 21
53:01Dave Brown of WITY leads off the show highlighting the Midwest Ag Expo with Gary Manke set for Jan. 26-27 at Gordyville USA in Gifford. We celebrate Rita Frazer’s 32nd anniversary working in radio. Gayle Baker joins us to preview the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture career exploration event on March 4 in Galesburg. The final segment is with the University of Illinois Extension’s Duane Friend highlighting a timber sales program set for February 12.
RFD Today January 20
53:01A wide of array of content and guests on today's show. Rita Frazer visits with Illinois Farm Bureau President Rich Guebert. Jim Taylor chats with new Illinois State Fair manager Rebecca Clark. We get a local foods and specialty growers update from Raghela Scavuzzo, IFB's associate director of food systems development. The final segment is with Jim Tarman from the Illinois Corn Growers Association, reacting to lock and dam funding, specifically Lock and Dam 25 on the Mississippi River.
RFD Today January 19
53:01Wednesday’s show features Grant Hammer Executive Director AISWCD and Alexa Lawson State Coordinator of the State Envirothon Contest-competition that starts with local and regional contests for Science or FFA teams. We also hear from Steve Zimmerman, Greenville-Bond County Unit 2- FFA Advisor. He will end his 34th year of teaching this spring and reflects on his time with his students and the community. We learn about the state’s snow removal process from IDOT’s Paul Wappel. Illinois Farm Bureau’s Ryan Whitehouse wraps up the show previewing the Governmental Affairs Leadership Conference in February.
RFD Today January 18
53:01Lauren Lurkins provides Rita Frazer with information on a Nutrient Management Community Project, WOTUS hearings and the action request related to that, and finally anhydrous ammonia certified grower meetings. State Treasurer Frerichs talks with Jim Taylor about unclaimed property program – this time featuring purple hearts they are trying to match up with rightful owners/families and college savings plans. Jim Taylor introduces us to the new Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs President Jill Hardesty. Weather with DTN John Baranick.
RFD Today January 17
53:00Today's show features a conversation with Don Schaefer from the Mid-West Truckers Association. He discusses the cancellation of next month’s Truck and Trailer Show in Peoria. He also hits on several other transportation and trucking issues. We also hear from outgoing Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs President Ken Tyrrell from Sandwich. The IAAF annual meeting was held over the weekend in Springfield. We also get an update from the Illinois Soybean Association and Agrivisor’s Karl Setzer previews a new marketing week.
RFD Today January 14
53:01Mark Gebhards provides a wrap up of policy discussion at AFBF, covers WOTUS and carbon capture projects in Illinois. Newly appointed FSA Executive Director Scott Halpin met up with Jim Taylor. Extension Friday highlights and upcoming small farms webinar.
RFD Today January 13
53:01RFD Radio's Rita Frazer visits with Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello. They discuss Illinois crop production numbers for 2021 and other topics. RFD Radio's Jim Taylor steps in and chats with Dr. Paul Pederson, chairman of the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP) and Jennifer Gibbs with the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria. The two detail the Rural Student Physician Program, which has received a $500,000 contribution from RIMSAP through an Illinois farm Bureau and Illinois State Medical Society partnership. In the final segment of the show Rita gets an update from Jennifer Tirey with the Illinois Pork Producers Association.
RFD Today January 12
52:58Two updates from Washington today as RFD Radio's DeLoss Jahnke chats with American Farm Bureau Congressional Relations staffer Andrew Walmsley and RFD Radio's Jim Taylor gets an update from Alana Bjerga with the National Milk Producers Federation. The show also features RFD Radio's Rita Frazer discussing all things transportation with Illinois Farm Bureau Assistant Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Rodney Knittell. Rita also gets visits with Max Webster, who serves as Midwest Policy Manager for the American Farmland Trust. And the show finishes with a county farm bureau manager to manager segment as Montgomery County's Katie Wilson interviews Annette Eggers from Jo Davies County.
RFD Today January 11
53:01Four guests highlight today’s RFD Today show. RFD Radio’s Rita Frazer visits with Congressional Quarterly’s Ellyn Ferguson, who provides a Washington update. DeLoss Jahnke has coverage from the Specialty Growers Conference as he talks with Cook County Extension’s Zack Grant. DeLoss also checks in from the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting as he interviews Senate Ag Committee Chief Economist John Newton. Jim Taylor wraps up the show with Freese-Notis meteorologist Dan Hicks.
RFD Today January 10
52:34RFD 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.