Rep. Rodney Davis on Farm BIll
Rep. Rodney Davis says today that believes a compromise will soon be announced on stubborn dairy policy that has been holding up the farm bill in Congress. Congress won’t be back to work until the week of January 27th but a vote could happen then.
Farm Toy Auction
Ben Ladage will be auctioning off hundreds of farm toys and other toys this weekend in Springfield.
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
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.
Illinois Ag Legislative Day
by Steve Bridge,posted Mar 28 2012 9:07AM
So what are the issues at the 42nd Legislative Day? The Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director of Governmental Affairs Mark Gebhards says property rights are being pushed to the forefront.
The Lt. Governor Shelia Simon addressed the attendees after the breakfast that was held in the hall of Flags in the Hawlett Building. Simon the only constitutional officer from downstate Illinois says she understands being looked at to be the voice of agriculture and rural Illinois. She says if more people understood how much Ag contributed there would be better an understanding from all groups.
Chris Steppig, the State FFA Reporter, say the day is a perfect time for members of the FFA to practice public speaking and engage in the public process of lawmaking.