Mark Gebhards, Illinois Farm Bureau, provides and update on issues. Brad Zwilling, FBFM provides commentary on his recent article on Feeder Cow numbers. Lynn Wiese, a farmer in Pike and Brown County talks about his use of Pivot Pio on his farm.
More episodes from "RFD Today"
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.
RFD Today January 7
53:01A three-guest show to wrap up the week. RFD Radio's Jim Taylor visits with fourth generation farmer Daryl Cates from Columbia in Monroe County, who was recently elected vice president of the American Soybean Association. Jim also chats with Quinn Adamowski from Landmarks Illinois about the Most Endangered List in Illinois. The final segment is with Todd Lowery of the Illinois Ag Leadership Foundation. 19 fellows are in the Class of 2023.
RFD Today January 6
53:01Three guests highlight today's program. RFD Radio's Jim Taylor talks all things pests with Illinois Agricultural Pest Survey Coordinator Kelly Estes. Jim also gets an update on the latest happenings with Illinois Ag in the Classroom from Kevin Daugherty. The final guest is Illinois Farm Bureau Associate Director of Commodities and Livestock Programs Tasha Bunting. She details the black vulture depredation permit process for livestock producers.
RFD Today January 5
53:01Plenty of content on today's show as Rita Frazer visits with Mark Gebhards, who serves as Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Commodities. Among the topics discussed include the Biden-Harris livestock and process plan. Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos chats with Jim Taylor as Bustos is serving her last year in office. Illinois Farm Bureau's, Associate Director Commodities and Livestock Programs Tasha Bunting wraps up the show providing an update on the HACCP program.
RFD Today January 4
53:00Lauren Lurkins talks with Rita Frazer about Dicamba and a Waters of the United States FBAct Call to Action on January 5. Jim Taylor and Bill Bodine talk about Navigator’s Heartland Greenway and Wolf Carbon Solutions programs. Paul Fessler at Blackhawk Community College about a Construction Careers Training Program. Weather with DTN’s John Baranick.