Ep 78 Ag renaissance at

Ep. 78: Ag renaissance at Illinois Valley CC, U.S. harvest update, China buying more, United We Ag profile, country artists Bobby Marquez and Brecken Miles

October 30 2020
On this episode, Willard Mott and Kathryn Seebruck of Illinois Valley Community College talk about the momentum of the revived ag program, which just opened a new facility. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey provides a weather outlook and harvest report for corn, soybeans, cotton and peanuts, as well a winter wheat planting update. American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist John Newton talks about China’s recent U.S. commodity purchases, which include the first-ever U.S. rice buy. Ray Bohacz presents another installment of “Bushels and Cents,” Honky-tonk star Bobby Marquez talks about his virtual campfire songwriter series and we feature the music of emerging country singer/songwriter Brecken Miles. Time stamps: Willard Mott and Kathryn Seebruck, Illinois Valley Community College: 1:21 Chandler Equipment advertisement: 13:43 Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist: 14:13 John Newton, American Farm Bureau Federation: 19:06 Derek Brazda, United We Ag Podcast: 21:25 Ray Bohacz, “Bushels and Cents”: 43:33 Bobby Marquez: 44:53 Brecken Miles: 56:05