Stories, audio and video about how the pandemic affects agriculture.

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This time of year we would normally be covering the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. With the event canceled because of COVID-19, RFD Radio…

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The show was was scheduled for Aug. 26-27 at the McLean County Fairgrounds.

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Illinois Farm Bureau Mark Gebhards brings farmers up to speed on 5 things they should know during an interview on May 25 with Rita Frazer.

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Illinois Farm Bureau's Mark Gebhards brings us up to speed on issues affecting ag this week during an interview with May 13 interview with Rit…

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Jerry Peck, Community Bankers Association of Illinois, discusses new financial programs available to help navigate these difficult times. List…

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Jerry Costello discusses funding for soil and water conservation districts, the status of the Illinois State Fair and more in this segment of …

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Jennifer Tirey, executive director of the Illinois Pork Producers Association, provides an update of the situation at packing plants on April 27.

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The U.S. House passed legislation Thursday to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program, increase funding for hospitals and bolster states’ ca…

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Illinois Farm Bureau Mark Gebhards encourages farmers to show a "great deal of patience" during sign-up process for the Coronavirus Food Assis…

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RMA is allowing dumped milk to be counted as milk marketings for the DRP program.

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Jerry Peck, senior vice president of government relations for Community Bankers Association, and Julie Stapleton, vice president of commercial…

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Illinois Farm Bureau's Mark Gebhards provides five takeaways for members on the evening of April 7, 2020. Topics include phase four of the sti…

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Mark Gebhards, IFB's executive director of governmental affairs and commodities, outlines five key takeaways you should know on April 6, 2020.

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It could be a tough week ahead for the livestock industry. Mark Gebhards, IFB's executive director of governmental affairs and commodities, ou…

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Here's your weeknight installment of 5 with Mark for April 2, 2020. During this 12-minute segment, IFB's Mark Gebhards outlines five key takea…

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Here's your weeknight installment of 5 with Mark for April 1, 2020. During this 12-minute segment, IFB's Mark Gebhards outlines five key takea…

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Here's your weeknight installment of 5 with Mark for March 31, 2020. During this 10-minute segment, IFB's Mark Gebhards outlines five key take…

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Here's the weeknight installment of 5 with Mark Gebhards for March 30, 2020. Have a question you want him to answer? Email news@ilfb.org

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Our weeknight update continues with the latest from IFB's Mark Gebhards.

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Mark Gebhards, IFB's executive director of governmental affairs and commodities, gives an update on the stimulus package, Illinois pesticide l…

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Mark Gebhards, IFB's executive director of Governmental Affairs and Commodities, provides five takeaways for farmers on March 24.

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Ag researchers fear losing a year of science as universities lock down.

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IFB's Mark Gebhards discusses the stimulus package in Congress, dicamba training and more.

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This new segment, which airs weekdays on RFD Radio Network, provides Illinois Farm Bureau members with daily updates on COVID-19 and its impac…