Archives for 2019-07

The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 7/29/19 - 8/2/19


Next week on the show....

7/29 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
David Brix – Macon County Farmer & Farm Progress Show Host Farmer


7/29 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Bryan Sharp – Christian County Farmer


7/30 am
Kris Ehler – Champaign County Agronomist


7/30 noon
Kevin Scholl – Syngenta Agronomist In Northern IL


7/31 am
Rick Eastham – Edgar County Farmer


7/31 noon
Jason Webster – Agronomist & PTI Manager for Precision Planting


8/1 am
Megan Baskerville – Upper Sangamon River Watershed MGR for The Nature Conservancy


8/1 noon
David Murphy – 360 Yield Center on Proving Grounds Event


8/2 am
Eddie Kale – Golden Harvest Sales Mgr in Christian, Shelby, Effingham, Fayette, & Marion


8/2 noon
LIVE @ Logan County Fair
(12:20p to 1p on WHOW)
(12:20p to 12:35p on WTIM)





USDA Announces MFP Payments, Local Rates; Sign-up Begins Monday


The sign-up period begins Monday for the next round of trade aid payments to farmers. The Department of Agriculture Thursday announced details of the Market Facilitation Program payments as part of a $16 billion trade aid package. USDA will begin mailing payments to producers in late August.


 County payment rates range from $15 to $150 per acre, depending on the impact of “unjustified trade retaliation” in that county. Most payments for Corn Belt states average between $60 and $80 an acre. Meanwhile, producers who filed a prevented planting claim and planted an FSA-certified cover crop, with the potential to be harvested, qualify for a $15 per acre payment. Acres that were never planted in 2019 are not eligible. 


Local county payment rates include:
DeWitt    $82
Logan    $76
Macon    $81
McLean    $82
Piatt    $87


Dairy producers will receive a per hundredweight payment on production history. Hog producers will receive a payment based on the number of live hogs owned on a day selected by the producer between April 1 and May 15, 2019. 


For more information, visit or contact your local FSA office.




Steam Threshing Days Set For August 2 & 3

The Steam Threshing days set for August 2 – 3 at the Illinois Amish Heritage Center near Arthur will feature demonstrations in action. The show runs from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3rd.


New this year will be a horse treadmill and broom corn threshing. The horse treadmill is used to transfer horsepower to operate a variety of machinery via a power shaft coming direct from the treadmill. Also new this year will be broom corn threshing and broom making. You’ll be able to watch the broom corn threshed to separate the seed from the head and see the broom made.


Steam Threshing Days will feature oat threshing with a steam traction engine, corn shelling, blacksmithing, horse shoeing, hay demonstrations, sawmill, dynomonitor demonstration, and numerous horse and tractor activities. A Parade of Power will be held on August 2 at Tours of the Schrock and Yoder houses will be ongoing throughout the show.


The Illinois Amish Heritage Center is located on Illinois 133 nine miles west of Arcola or 3.5 miles east of Arthur. The show entrance is on County Road 400E. For a full schedule, and more information, call Jim Fleming at 217-791-1026.

The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 7/22/19 - 7/26/19

Next week on the show....



7/22 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Eric Snodgrass - Atmospheric Scientist w/ Nutrien Ag Solutions


7/22 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
Brian Splitt – AgMarket.Net on Midwest Corn Report (Part 1)


7/23 am
Karl Probst – Coles County Farmer


7/23 noon
Brian Splitt – AgMarket.Net on Midwest Corn Report (Part 2)


7/24 am
Charlie Mittsderfer – U of I Weed Science Plots


7/24 noon
Jeff Brown – Macon County Farmer


7/25 am
Mathew Wiggins – Technical Services Manager w/ FMC


7/25 noon
LIVE @ Christian County Fair (On WHOW Only Due To Cardinals on WTIM)


7/26 am
Rob Shafer – Mclean/Woodford County Farmer


7/26 noon
LIVE @ DeWitt County Farm Bureau Golf Outing






Preparations Continue for Illinois State Fair

Preparations continue on the Illinois State Fairgrounds for this year's Fair, which takes place August 8-18.


The Coliseum (above) is getting a major renovation, after being declared unsafe a few years ago.  It's expected to be ready for the Fair's horse shows and many other events.


Listen for Illinois State Fair reports on WHOW THE BIG 1520/92.3 & 106.5 FM streamed at, on the WHOW mobile app and on Amazon Alexa.


These reports will also be heard on NEWSTALK WTIM THE BIG 870/96.1/107.5/107.7 FM streamed at, on the WTIM mobile app and on Amazon Alexa.

The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 7/15/19 - 7/19/19

Next week on the show...



7/15 am (6:40a & 1:07p on WHOW)
Aaron Hager – U of I Weed Sciences Field Day


7/15 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
LIVE @ Mansea Metal in Mt. Zion


7/16 am
Austin Scott – Beck's Hybrids Agronomist in Tennessee


7/16 noon
KJ Johnson – IL Fertilizer & Chemical Assoc. & Champaign Co Farmer


7/17 am
Lucas Roney – Moultire Co Farmer


7/17 noon
LIVE @ Macon County Farm Bureau


7/18 am
David Murphy – Peoria County Farmer


7/18 noon
LIVE @ Jenner Precision Ag in Fairbury


7/19 am
Jeff Brown – Agronomy Lead w/ United Prairie


7/19 noon
Danny Himes – LG Seeds in Shelby, Christian, Montgomery Co.






The Farm Show With Jared White - Schedule 7/8/19 - 7/12/19

Early post due to the holiday.  Have a great 4th of July!


On the Show next week....


7/8 am (6:40a & 1:09p on WHOW)
Ken Franklin – Christian County Farmer

7/8 noon (12:20p & 4:35p on WHOW)
LIVE @ DeWitt County Farm Bureau

7/9 am
Kyle Meece – Innovation Agronomy Lead @ United Prairie

7/9 noon
JC Reitmeir – President of IL Chapter 10 IH Collectors Club

                       (Penfield Historic Farm Days Preview)

7/10 am
Dave Bishop – Logan County Farmer

7/10 noon
Doug Gucker – DeWitt, Macon, Piatt U of I Extension

7/11 am
Matt Stolte – Montgomery County Farmer & Popcorn

7/11 noon
Joe Bolte – Herbicide Specialist w/ Beck's Hybrids

7/12 am
Matt Hughes – McLean County Farmer

7/12 noon
Dave Steward – DeWitt County Farmer