2018 Farm Bill

In The Moment ... January 18, 2018 Show 258 Hour 2

As the 2018 legislative session gets underway in Pierre, we welcome South Dakota's Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers.

He owns and operates a corn, soybean, alfalfa and cattle production operation in Hutchinson, McCook and Marshall counties. Jaspers graduated from Roslyn High School and South Dakota State University.

In The Moment ... January 9, 2018 Show 252 Hour 2

The rose petals and seeds have been swept away, but memories of the 2018 Rose Parade are still fresh in the minds of farmers across the nation. The Ag PhD float was one of only 18 commercial floats featured in the parade. It was a salute to American farmers and was awarded the Wrigley Legacy Award.

Ag PhD has been on television for 20 years. Ag PhD radio is celebrating its 5th year.

In The Moment ... December 6, 2017 Show 234 Hour 1 

U.S. Senator John Thune joins In the Moment for an update on tax reform efforts in Washington. We discuss strategy, the potential impact of tax cuts on 2018 Farm Bill negotiations, and what the Senator believes are inaccurate media characterizations of the GOP plan.

In The Moment ... December 5, 2017 Show 233 Hour 1 

Doug Sombke was reelected to serve as President of South Dakota Farmers Union during the organization's 102nd State Convention in Huron recently.

He joins us with highlights from the convention, including thoughts on tax reform, the estate tax, and health insurance for rural South Dakotans.


In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 202 Hour 1

U.S. Senator John Thune stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about the 2018 Farm Bill and the intense political work that needs to be done. With a president whose trade decisions have caused anxiety in farm country and a Congress locked in battles over tax reform and healthcare, we started by talking about what it takes to gather the support for effective farm legislation. We also talk forest management, crop subsidies, and the politics of pushing farm legislation forward.