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Author: Illinois Farm Bureau

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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.
363 Episodes
Matt Kaye RFD Washington Correspondent reports on the Biden Administration's trade and foreign policy agenda as laid out by Secretary of State Tony Blinken.Steve Bridge in his weekly State House Report covers Phase Five rollout in Illinois with Gov JB PritzkerMickey's Massive Burritos featured in the RFD 4-F's Reportand Allen Walters from Clarksville talks about winning the sorghum growers yield contest
Mark Gebhards Executive Director Gov't Affairs and Commodities looks at the latest COVID Relief Package in the Senate and what it could mean for ILDoug Yoder Crop Agency Manager Country talks about the new crop insurance rates and features ahead of the March 15 deadline
Ellyn Ferguson Congressional Quarterly talks about the relief package debate coming in the Senate this weekMatt Kaye Washington Correspondent talks to Senator Chuck Grassley about the Biden trade agenda Aaron Curtis with MidCo -markets and grain shipping container shortageCristen Cook Food and Swine talks about her virtual visit with the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders
Matt Kaye Report-Dueling views of last week's narrowly House-passed Covid relief bill, comments from House Ag Chair David Scott and Rules Committee Republican Guy ReschenthalerScott Wilson Growmark Energy Expert talks about higher fuel pricesTrooper Tracy Illinois State Police continues to give Ag Safety Awareness reminders and says "It's about getting people home alive."Kevin Deitsch National Weather Service St Louis Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Matt Kaye Report- House Advances $1.9 Virus Relief Package, Senate to drop key provision. Congresswoman Amata Radewagen and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer comment.Trooper Tracy Illinois State Police and Kaity Spangler Macomb FFA talk about Tractor and Roadway Safety for Ag Safety Awareness Week Karl Setzer AgriVisor
Mark Gebhards Executive Director Govt Affairs and Commodities Illinois Farm Bureau talks about the victory for agriculture in the USEPA announcement to uphold the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on small refinery exemptions and the lack of a Biden Tax plan.Steve Bridge WFMB Springfield reports in his weekly State House Report on the states mobile vaccine sites with Illinois National Guard General Richard NeelyNy confirmed Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack from his first Press Conference
RFD Washington Correspondent Matt Kaye Reports with former USTR Chief Ag Negotiator Doud as he told a Farm Foundation Forum session US ag exports will be in for a roller coaster ride for the next few years, especially with China.Brad Beaver acting Bureau Chief Illinois Department of Ag talks about the openings for in-person pesticide training & testing for private applicatorsMark Gold TopThird Ag talks about protecting the downside in the marketsMiriam Hoffman(IL) National FFA Officer-National FFA Week
Matt Kaye Report -Grassley says much work remains for ethanol after Biden EPA sides with 10th Circuit-audio with Senator Chuck GrassleyCongresswomen Cheri Bustos reaction to the Senate vote 92-7 for confirmation for Tom Vilsack as Ag SecretaryIvan Dozier State Conservationist NRCS- now that Secretary Vilsack has been confirmed paused programs can roll againLawrence Kane Total Farm Marketing Stewart Peterson-what has led to soybean's big moves this weekMolly Schempp-Illinois FFA Vice President-National FFA Week
Mike Steenhoek Executive Director Soy Transportation Coalition says the extreme winter weather is having an impact on ag transportation. Steenhoek talks about reports of shipments of soybeans and grain being delayed on the rail and the river.Matt Bennett supplies heading in the growing season of 2021Rodney Knittel Illinois Farm Bureau Assistant Director at Transportation and Infrastructure -Rules for the Road
The Illinois Hemp Industry is booming, and this year's virtual Illinois Hemp Summit is expected to double registrations over the 2020 event. Illinois Director of Ag Jerry Costello joined us to talk about the growing industry and the tremendous agenda for the summit set for February 23, 2021.RFD IL-Curt Kimmel, Peggy Young & Kevin Daugherty, upcoming Lincoln book event
Matt Kaye Report -American Farm Bureau argues need for clear WOTUS Rules, especially in Pandemic audio with Don ParrishMike Doherty Illinois Farm Bureau Sr. Economist -discusses U.S. Grains Council Marketing Conference and IFB representationKim Holsapple TGM Growmark-FS grain markets and demandWinter Wx National Wx Service Lincoln
-Annual Reviews and Crop Insurance-preview next Winter Agri-Business Seminar Feb 9Matt Kaye Report-Vilsack Senate Confirmation runs into impeachment Trial-audio with Seante Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and GOP Senator Chuck GrassleyKarl Setzer AgriVisor market commentaryWx temps and totals from weekend
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