Local Farm News

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Welcome to the Number #1 Agricultural Station in the West Central Illinois!!  Only WLDS has a full-time Farm Director covering local, regional and national issues for our local agricultural communities.

Listen to Roger Ward’s Farm Programs every Monday – Friday
“Early Bird Farm Report” – 6:05 – 7:00am
“Midday Farm Report” – 11:30 – 12:35pm
“Farm Final” – 5:06 – 5:30pm

Roger Ward has been a part of WLDS Farm Broadcasting for more than 25 years. He joined the WLDS team in 1983 and became the full time Farm Director in 2001.  Here you will find interviews and other information related to farming and agriculture.

Daily Market Reports

8:55am – Market Call-Diversified Services Early Market Calls & Overnight News
9:43am – Live Opening Market Report with Bates Commodities
10:06am – Live Commodity Update with Bate Commodities
1:30pm – Closing Commodity Markets with Bates Commodities

Roger’s Favorite Links

Illinois Farm Bureau - ilfb.org
Farm Futures - farmfutures.com
Illinois State Water Survey - isws.illinois.edu/atmos/statecli