illinifarmradio.com Archives for 2017-08

August 31 Farm Progress Show Interviews

Show wrap-up with Farm Progress National Shows Manager Matt Jungmann:

 

 

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs

 

 

Mark Davey, Market Manager, Gators, John Deere

 

 

Martin Lunkenbine, Camso

 

 

Matthew Madding, Marketing Manager, Combines, John Deere

 

 

Tiffany Turner, Product Marketing Manager, Large Tractors, John Deere

 

 

Tom Tracy, CEO, Farm Credit Illinois

 

 

Wesley Spurlock, President, National Corn Growers Association

 

 

 

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Day # 3 Begins at Farm Progress Show

Day # 3 is here!  Gates opened at 8 this morning, open til 4.

 

 

 

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More Interviews from Wednesday's Farm Progress Show

Andrew Mizell, Country Financial App

 

 

Dave Johnson, DuPont Crop :Protection/Herbicides

 

 

Eric Vanasdale, Country Financial on Drones

 

 

Jason Webster, Precision Planting

 

 

Marc Risinger, Pioneer Soybeans

 

 

Russ Sanders, Pioneer Plenish Soybeans

 

 

Steve Classen, Redball Hood Sprayers

 

 

Wesley Shupe, DuPont Crop Protection Agronomist

 

 

 

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illinoisfarmradio.com Local Farm Broadcaster Jared White Rides the Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon at Farm Progress Show

illinoisfarmradio.com Local Farm Broadcaster Jared White took what he described as a "once in a lifetime" ride in the Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon, at the Farm Progress Show late Wednesday afternoon.  Jared took these pictures high above Decatur.

 

Jared did his first-ever interview in a hot air balloon, with John Petrin, who is a world-champion hot air balloon pilot:

 

 

Special thanks to Kevin Bernson of Shelby Electric Cooperative, for making the arrangements for Jared's ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like he had fun!!!!

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Country Artist Easton Corbin Performs to Large Crowd at Farm Progress Show

 

Country music artist Easton Corbin performed for Farm Progress Show attendees in a late Wednesday afternoon concert sponsored by Ram Trucks.  The concert was free, and took place in Ram's Ride and Drive area just north of Progress City.

 

 

Weather was ideal, and a big crowd greeted Corbin's performance.

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More Pictures From Wednesday, August 30 Farm Progress Show

 

 

Raymond Poe, Illinois Department of Agriculture Director

 

 

The much-talked-about "Tribine" combine and auger cart in one.

 

 

GSI grain bin exhibit.

 

 

Kinze grain cart on tracks.

 

 

Kinze prototype planter.

 

 

New Case IH building.

 

 

Case IH Steiger CVX Drive tractor.

 

 

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More Interviews from Wednesday, August 30 Farm Progress Show

Amy Braun, Midwest Row Crop Collaborative

 

 

Cory Reed, Case IH Maxim Tractors

 

 

Jonathan Waits, GSI

 

 

Mark Gryp, Kinze

 

 

Mitch Kaiser, Case IH Steiger Tractors

 

 

Ron Kindred, Logan County Farmer and Illinois Soybean Association representative

 

 

Sam Funk, RaboAgriFinance

 

 

Tom Dean, Case IH New Building

 

 

Victor Akita, RaboAgriFinance Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

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Huge Crowds on Day 2 of the Farm Progress Show

 

Huge crowds and great weather are the perfect combination for day 2 of the 
Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois.

 

 

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Fireworks Open Day 2 of Farm Progress Show

 

Even though you couldn't see them, you could hear them to signal the opening of the gates for day 2 of the Farm Progress Show!  

 

They were shot off from the Eastern Exhibitor parking lot.  Lots of smoke!

 

 

 

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Senator Chapin Rose Visits the illinoisfarmradio.com Booth

Senator Chapin Rose visited the illinoisfarmradio.com booth this morning, to talk about a new Bio initiative for Central Illinois, that could mean jobs for the state, and another market for Illinois farmers' corn and soybeans.

 

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The Sun is UP for Day # 2 of the Farm Progress Show!

The sun is UP for day # 2 of the Farm Progress Show!!!

 

 

 

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More Interviews from Tuesday, August 29 Farm Progress Show

Ben Hortenstine, Ramsey Farmer on Enlist

 

 

Dan Valen, New Holland

 

 

Kevin Bernson, Shelby Electric Cooperative

 

 

Lauren Lurkins, IFB on NLRS

 

 

Melissa Bell, Mycogen Seed Agronomist

 

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Stop by the Beck's Hybrids Exhibit during the illinoisfarmradio.com Extended Noon Farm Show!

Beck's Hybrids is again our title sponsor for our over 30 hours of LIVE coverage from this year's Farm Progress Show!

illinoisfarmradio.com is originating an Expanded Noon Farm Show during the Farm Progress Show August 29, 30, and 31, from the Beck's Hybrids exhibit.  Stop by and see local farm broadcaster Jared White in action, visiting with many Beck's Hybrids representatives at the booth, from 12:20 til 1pm each day.

 

 

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Farm Progress Show Is Officially Open!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviews done on Tuesday, August 29:

 

Gabe Brown, Conservation Presenter

 

 

Jen Filipiak, American Farmland Trust

 

 

Kevin Covey, Equipment Technologies Sprayers

 

 

Lance Tarchione, Dekalb Asgrow Agronomist

 

 

Luke Samuel, Climate Corporation

 

 

Richard Lyons, Montgomery County Farmer on Conservation

 

 

Shannon Schultz, Stone Seed

 

 

Ty Witten, Monsanto Extend Dicamba

 

 

Susan Moore, IAA Foundation

 

 

Warren Goetsch, Illinois Department of Agriculture Deputy Director

 

 

 

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Farm Progress Show Day Before Pictures and Interviews August 28

 

Local farm broadcaster Jared White (left) interviewing Farm Progress National Shows Manager Matt Jungeman (right) on Monday, August 28, the day before the show starts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviews done August 28:

 

Andy Thompson, Yetter:

 

 

Anson Boch, Salford:

 


Aron Ballinger, Agco:

 

 

Ben Dillon, TriBine:

 

 

Brad Cox, Precision Planting:

 

 

Dustin Bolic, Drago Corn Heads:

 

 

Greg Souder, 360 Yield Center:

 

 

Harold Lovin, Beck's Hybrids:

 

 

Rachelle Thaibert, John Deere:

 

 

Todd Condit, Great Lakes Hybrids:

 

 

Tricia Braid, Illinois Corn Marketing Board:

 

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Farm Progress Show Set-Up and Pre-Show Interviews on illinoisfarmradio.com

Local farm broadcaster Jared White (left) interviewing Farm Progress National Shows Manager Matt Jungeman (right) at Media Day August 23.

 

 

Our broadcast position inside the BASF Media Tent on the east side of Progress City.  Our home for over 30 hours of LIVE coverage!

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Beck, Beck's Hybrids (interview done at the Beck's Field Day)

 

 

Interviews done Friday, August 25:

 

Danny Himes--LG Seeds:

 

 

David Brix, Host Farmer:

 

 

Mark Pomeranz, Case IH:

 

 

Mark Loyd, Farm Credit Illinois:

 


Rebecca Gunderson, New Holland:

 

 

Tim McMahon, AWI:

 

 

Wes Henne, Great Plains:

 

 

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US Ag Secretary Perdue Visits Central Illinois Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of a five-state RV tour, titled the "Back To Our Roots" Tour, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue stopped in rural Sangamon County Monday.  NAFB Farm Broadcaster Jared White has more...

 

 

 

 

Sect. Perdue & IFB President Rich Guebert

 

 

Sect. Perdue & IL Ag Director Raymond Poe

 

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Monsanto Posts Open Letter On Dicamba Issues

Monsanto Cheif Technology Office Rob Fraley today posted an open letter to Monsanto customers addressing dicamba herbicide related issues in conjunction with the company's RoundUp Ready 2 Xtend soybeans.  The letter can be viewed by clicking the link below:

 

https://monsanto.com/products/product-stewardship/articles/to-our-farmer-customers/

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RECORD HARVEST LEVELS NOT LIKELY THIS YEAR

Crop condition ratings for corn and soybeans are below year-ago levels, as recorded in the USDA’s latest crop conditions report this week. American Farm Bureau Federation market intelligence director John Newton says this year has been a challenge for growers, with excessive moisture and planting delays this spring, and drought conditions in parts of the upper Midwest…
 
                    
 
Newton says the upcoming crop production report next week could provide better market direction heading into harvest season…
 
              
 
Newton says more data is available regarding yield expectations on the Farm Bureau Market Intel webpage…
 
                   
 
That information can be found at FB dot org forward slash market intel (www.FB.org/marketintel).

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Brazil, U.S., Set for Corn Selling Showdown

The world’s two biggest corn exporters are preparing for a showdown, according to Bloomberg. The United States and Brazil are set to square off in competition this growing season over corn exports as Brazil is in the middle of collecting the nation’s biggest corn harvest ever, and U.S. supplies remain plentiful from last years’ record harvest. Bloomberg says those conditions set the stage for a stiff battle to win world buyers in the second half of this year. Japan and Mexico are expected to be the biggest corn importers this season. Brazil’s corn production in the 2016-17 season is forecast to surge 45 percent from a year ago to a record 97 million metric tons, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency estimates that the 2016 U.S. harvest reached an all-time high and that the crop gathered this fall will be the second-bigger ever, but that could change with dwindling crop conditions. Brazil shipments of corn traditionally surge this time of year, during harvest. Meanwhile, U.S. corn shippers are seeing slow bookings for the coming marketing year. Still, experts in the U.S. say the nation is expected to remain the world’s top supplier.

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Farmers Indicate Higher Outlook on Farm Economy

Farmers surveyed as part of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer indicated more optimism in July because of better commodity prices expectations this fall. The monthly survey for July reached 139, its highest level since January 2017, and its second-highest level since data collection began in October 2015. The increase continues a trend seen over the summer of more optimism regarding the future of the agriculture economy. The forward-looking measure of sentiment, the Index of Future Expectations, climbed seven points in July to 138. A measure above 100 indicates optimism, while a measure below 100 indicates pessimism regarding the farm economy. In July, farmers were asked if they expect to see higher, lower, or about the same grain, oilseed and cotton prices in the next 12 months. Many indicated they expected to see higher commodity prices through the next year. The improvement in producers’ expectations for commodity prices corresponded with early summer market activity. Wheat futures prices, driven by drought conditions in the Northern Great Plains, have been the most active, but uncertainty about the corn and soybean growing seasons has also contributed to market volatility.

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Conaway: Farm Bill Work to Begin in Eight Weeks

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway says work on the 2018 Farm Bill will start within the next eight weeks. Speaking during a farm bill listening session in his home state of Texas, Conaway told attendees that he wants to get the next farm bill on the House floor this year, according to the Hagstrom Report. After three hours of listening to farm leaders, Conaway added he wants the bill on the House floor this year because he disliked the turmoil of extensions. The 2014 Farm Bill expires on September 30, 2018. Conaway also noted that Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas said last week that he also would like to write the farm bill in 2017. His comments come as the House Agriculture Committee holds two listening sessions this week. The second is planned during the Minnesota Farmfest in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, Thursday.

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