RFD Illinois

RFD Illinois

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.

Episodes

December 6, 2021 23 min
Coverage from the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Jim Taylor talks with Young Leader Achievement Award Winner Chad Bell from Mercer County and retiring IAA District 13 Director Dennis Green. DeLoss Jahnke visited with AFBF President Zippy Duvall and Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton.
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Mark Gebhards provides an update ahead of the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. Gebhards on Build Back Better, IFB Annual Meeting, WOTUS, Accelerate Illinois and NRCS deadlines. Profit Watch Energy: Conversation with soil health amongst rising prices. Brad Zimmerman with a company called SeedOnomy, talks about utilizing nutrients in soil to their full potential. Cost production report discusses the rising input costs. State Ho...
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December 2, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye reports on an upcoming referendum in Taiwan regarding the import of US Pork treated with a food additive. Trade Show Floor audio from NAFB Trade Talk. Doug Sibbitt, Marketing Rep with Nutrien. He talks fertilizer technology. Jim Roley, Agronomist with LG seeds, talks root worm.
John Reifsteck, GROWMARK Chairman, provides a recap of the past year and goals for the coming year.
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December 1, 2021 23 min
Matt Schmit Illinois Director Office of Broadband with details of the Accelerate Illinois Initiative.
Josh St. Peters Illinois Beef Association talks about the Beef Quality Assurance Program BQA Workshops going on this month around the state.
Curt Kimmel with Bates Commodities talks about the month end markets from the Greater Peoria Farm Show.
Matt Kaye reports on the USEPA Renewable Fuel Obligations that were not finalized, and ques...
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November 30, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye reports on Congressional Activities and issues they will be facing this week, starting off with the potential Government Shutdown. Conversation with Travis Meteer U of I Beef Extension Specialist and BQA Coordinator about the Illinois Beef Quality Assurance Workshops that start tonight in Fairview and run through December 13. Final crop progress and condition report review for the year. November weather recap and a look i...
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November 29, 2021 23 min
Mike Steenhoek Executive Director Soy Transportation Coalition talks Infrastructure Bill and a push for details between now and the end of the year as well as his hopes for 2022. Marty Marr newly elected President of Illinois Corn Growers Association. Mike McClure NWS Quad Cities on a warmer than normal pattern to wrap up November.
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November 26, 2021 23 min
2021 Illinois Milk Producers Dairy Sustainability award winners, Triple V Farms, from Clinton County talk about their farm. Profit Watch Energy with Michael Newlin, Propane Education & Research Council. Steve Bridge shares statewide home sales information.
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November 26, 2021 23 min
Ivan Dozier, State Conservationist with NRCS, shares the history of the first Thanksgiving and the celebration of harvest. Nic Anderson, Illinois Livestock Development Group shares information on Turkey production in Illinois and the affordability of the traditional meal. Thanksgiving weather history. Matt Kaye on what allowing higher blends of ethanol and year round use of E-15 could do to fuel prices. Travis Coffman, Bayer CropS...
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November 24, 2021 23 min
Mark Gebhards, Illinois Farm Bureau, provides and update on issues. Items covered are the Build Back Better Bill, the AFBF opposition, the Continuing Resolution that is currently funding the Federal Government and the December 3 deadline to pass something before a shutdown. He promotes the IFB Market Study Tour to the United Kingdom and France. He highlights the upcoming registration deadline for USDOT/UCR by the end of the year...
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November 23, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye reports on Ag Leaders and Lawmakers comments on the White House’s position on China after Phase 1 of the trade deal expires on January 1. Scott Wilson Growmark Energy Expert/Manager, Customer Risk Management as he talked about the tapping of the oil reserve and OPEC announcement this week. Crop numbers and cold storage numbers. Scott Irwin, U of I, previewing virtual IL Farm Economics Summit.
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November 22, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye reports on the Partisan House passage of the Build Back Better plan and its movement to the Senate.
Mike Steenhook, Soybean Transportation Coalition, talks infrastructure, river transportation and goals for 2022.
Dan Farney, Chair of the United Soybean Board and a Tazewell County farmer talks about harvest in his part of the state.
Josh Linville, Stone X Fertilizer Expert, provides a supply and demand outlook.
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November 19, 2021 23 min
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November 19, 2021 23 min
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November 17, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye reports on food and fuel inflation and the debate on the President’s Budget Bill.
News on the naming of Mark Orr as the new Growmark CEO
Illinois Director of Agriculture Jerry Costello on bringing life back to research in southern Illinois.
Illinois Soybean Association’s Mike Levin provides reaction to the infrastructure bill.
Ag economist Michael Swanson from Wells Fargo talks ag economy at Ag Bankers Conference.
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November 16, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye Reports on increasing food and fuel prices and Congressional action to address inflation.
Farmer Harry Cooney from the field as harvest wraps up for some and continues for others across the state. Cooney also talks high input cost and the talk of harvest. Ag statistics numbers and Dan Grant from Ag Bankers convention with Michael Swanson, Sr VP with Wells Fargo. Early morning Markets and weather for your Tuesday morning...
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November 15, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye reports on the supply chain backlog at US Prots and federal action to address the issue.
Dr. Aaron Hager U of I Weed Scientist as he talks about the tight supply/labor shortage impact on inputs as well as the status of Dicamba and the potential for changes in state and federal regulations.
Scott Harre, Top Ag Coop shares data on huge crops in ’21 for wheat, corn, and soybeans in Washington County, IL. Marc Bremer, Massac Co...
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November 12, 2021 23 min
Gebhards Five/ Infrastructure Package what it means for Illinois Agriculture. Profit Watch Energy with Dennis Bowman about Agrivoltaics. The company looks at options for solar panels and crops on the same land. Steve Bridge reports on a safety campaign regarding unsafe toys ahead of the Holiday Gift Giving season.
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November 11, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye reports on the US Pork Ban on the Table in Taiwan Referendum, renewing a ban on US pork with meat leanness additive ractopamine. Jim Taylor shares the success of the Illinois Department of Agriculture Grain Tour that was held virtually for the 2nd year. Rita Frazer shares information on IDOA’s new Specialty Crop Block Grants. DeLoss Jahnke visits with Michael Biethman, Gateway FS on high prices and storage bin capacity. C...
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November 10, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye reports on the White House and Lawmakers push to bring down automotive, equipment cost. Brent Clark, Saline River Farms talks about new meat processing plant being built outside of Marion in Williamson County. Report day market commentary with Dale Durchholz. News of the General Electric split. Wednesday morning markets and weather.
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November 9, 2021 23 min
Matt Kaye reports on the Commerce Department’s approach to get more truck drivers licensed and on the road to address supply chain issues. Harvest Report from Pioneer agronomist, Scott Eversgerd. Crop numbers and harvest progress for the week ahead of Tuesday’s report. Dr Jeffrey Hoschek on the importance of hydration and sleep.
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