Your daily rundown of the issues affecting Illinois farmers. RFD Radio hosts Rita Frazer and DeLoss Jahnke are your boots on the ground, keeping you up to date on the news stories, market trends and weather outlooks that could affect your farm.
RFD Illinois 09-23-2021
Matt Kaye reports on the Stop Gap Funding Bill and the potential impact to agriculture disaster funding. Harvest and energy prices with Scott Wilson, GROWMARK energy. DeLoss visits with Scott Meyer, Ursa Co-op on river issues and Jeff Kaeb, Grainland Co-op on yield results in Central Illinois.
RFD Illinois 09-22-2021
Rita checks in with TJ Curtin in Macon County for an update on harvest. Amy Rademaker, Farm Safety and Health Coordinator from Carle health, provides reminders for a safe harvest.
Gary Tretter, Somerset Farm near Murphysboro, talks about difficulty to get livestock to the local processor. Mark Slagel, Slagel Manufacturing in Strawn, IL, on high steel prices but demand is still high.
RFD Illinois 09-21-2021
Matt Kaye reports on the Ag Labor reform and the role it plays in the human infrastructure package. Cliff Schuette from Clinton County talks about his involvement in his local soil and water conservation district and the success conservation programs has played on his farm and for others in his area. Crop progress and conditions report for Ag Statistics. Jeff Guilander, Cropwatcher from Jersey County provides a report. Affiliate Broadcaster Kent Cassan provides a crop report from Livingston County.
RFD Illinois 09-20-2021
Matt Kaye reports on the Build Back Better Plan Budget discussion in the House, and movement to re-establish programs that were cut in initial conversations. Travis Mateer, University of Illinois Extension Beef Specialist, talks about grazing on cornstalks. Total Grain Marketing, Illini FS, South Central FS and Wabash Valley Service Co has acquired grain assets from The Andersons.
Dan Grant shares a View from the Cab with Cook County Farm Bureau President Janet McCabe.
Dr. Elizabeth Yeager, Kansas State Economist talks with DeLoss about what to do with additional revenue this year.
RFD Illinois 09-17-2021
Mark Gebhards provides a report on Federal Infrastructure bills and the Budget Reconciliation Process. Mike Wilson, Wabash Valley FS talks what to look for when harvesting the 2021 crop for the 2022 crop. Jenny Webb, Member Engagement Manager shares information about tailgating opportunities at the ag colleges this weekend.
RFD Illinois 09-16-2021
The use of biofuels for aviation needs and if tax credits would qualify is debated in Congressional hearings. Raelynn Parmely discusses the Certified Crop Advisor of the year nomination process. Rita Frazer talks about the cover and alternative crop field day on the Schetter Farm in Jersey County. DeLoss Jahnke provides a crop conditions report from Moultrie County and market talk with Mike Zuzolo, Global Commodity Analytics.
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