Farm Bill Deal Close?
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-13) is serving on both the WRRDA and Farm Bill Conference Committee. Hear his updates on both bills. A framework on the farm bill could be close
Agriculture and the National Guard
Col. Fred Allen, from Delavan, commanded the 1-14 ADT (Agriculture Development Team) in Afghanistan. The team returned in April of 2012. I talked with him about his memories of the deployment and how rural Americans serve in the Guard.
Blogging about Ag for 30 Days
Holly Spangler, associate editor for Farm Progress, is sharing her thoughts on ag during 30 days of blogging event. For the 2nd year she has others involved in ag blogging too. www.prairiefarmer.com
FFA Barn Yard at State Fair
Hayle Johnson from Athens is the Section 14 President. She will be a freshman at LLCC this year. She is helping to staff the FFA Barnyard at the fair.
Jessica Awe Drives Reserve Grand Champion
A constant feature in the Swine Barn at the Illinois State Fair has been the Awe family from Elkhart, Jessica Awe along with her cousin Lucas Aylesworth again had a great weekend at the fair. Jessica finished second overall on Saturday with the drove the
Sisters Showing At the Fair
Tamar and Taryn Adcock of Christian County are ready to show cattle and support the livestock industry in Illinois
Ag Director - Steve Bridge
Steve joined the WFMB family in 2002. He started working as a part-time host of the Press box on Wednesday's and Thursdays. Although not from farming family he took over the role of farm broadcaster for the station in 2009.
Steve grew up in west central Illinois in Macomb. After graduating from Macomb High School attended Western Illinois University. He began his career in sports, at WIU he was a sports anchor on WWIR-TV and the color commentator for the Leatherneck football. His first paying job was in Quincy at WGME-TV and then in Rockford at WREX-TV. After a few years in Rockford as the weekend sports anchor at WREX-TV he moved to Springfield. Bridge worked at WICS-TV for nearly 5 years, leaving the station as the sports director.
Bridge’s wife Dina also works in radio, the two have a pair of boys and they live near Rochester.
Apples Survive the Frost
by Steve Bridge,posted Apr 11 2012 8:57AM
It was cold overnight and a freeze warning has been issued again for central Illinois tonight and into Thursday morning. The overnight lows coming up do look to be three to four degrees warmer than last night. Did that freeze have any ill effects on specialty crop growers in the area? Gail Johnson is the owner of the Apple Barn. I talked with her early this morning and checked in on how things south of town came through the night.