RFD Illinois

Illinois Farm Bureau


Your daily rundown of the issues affecting Illinois farmers. RFD Radio hosts Rita Frazer, DeLoss Jahnke and Jim Taylor 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. This is the daily early morning broadcast repurposed as a podcast.
If you have questions or suggestions for content, please contact Jolene Neuhauser at jneuhauser@ilfb.org.

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1163 episodes

RFD Illinois April 1, 2024

Coverage from last week's Master Farmer ceremony, inlcuding a conversation with Marty Marr and his son Evan. Ashlee Spiller from Southern Illinois University discusses financial impact of eclipse viewing. Justin Earlywine of Arrow Farm Meats says it was bad winter for roast sales.

Apr 01
RFD Illinois March 15, 2024

Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Commodities Kevin Semlow provides key updates.  Profit Watch Energy featuring Kevin Wilson with GROWMARK talking fuel prices; WIU performance tested bull sale discussion with Dr Keela Trennepohl.

Mar 15
RFD Illinois March 1, 2024

Coverage from Commodity Classic. Rita Frazer visits with Illinois Corn Growers and Illinois Corn Marketing Board leaders. DeLoss Jahnke talks about the fertilizer market with Josh Linville, Stone X and recaps the corn market with Logan Kimmel, Roach Ag.

Mar 01
RFD Illinois February 29, 2024

An update from Illinois Farm Bureau's Kevin Semlow and a report from Commodity Classic with comments from outgoin USSEC chair Stan Born.

Feb 29
RFD Illinois February 26, 2024

Update from Illinois Farm Bureau's Mark Gebhards on the Organziational Member Strategy. A recap of county estimates and Tom Eickman, president of the American Association of Meat Processors.

Feb 26
RFD Illinois February 23, 2024

Kevin Semlow Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director Gov’t Affairs and Commodities talks Gov’s State of the State, budget, and bills to watch. A spring fertilizer outlook from GROWMARK and a recap of the IL Performance Tested Bull Sale Numbers from Travis Meteer.

Feb 23
RFD Illinois February 22, 2024

The ethanol industry got a morale boost this week at its annual National Ethanol Conference in San Diego. RFD Washington correspondent Matt Kaye reports. Katie Brown, Illinois pig farmer, Secretary of the IPPA, talks about working to educate consumers on how she and her family raise pigs in 2024. Market commentary from Ted Seifried, Zaner Ag Hedge and we meet another Illinois Based company from the NFMS.

Feb 22