ZimmCast 611 – National Ag Day

This week’s program focuses on National Ag Day activities in our nation’s Capitol. In the program you’ll hear from Senator Pat Roberts who made remarks during the Celebration of American Agriculture reception. I also interviewed Isabella Chism, American Farm Bureau Federation, who is the Chair for National Ag Day. Next up is USDA Deputy Secretary, Steve Censky, who spoke prior …

RFA Addresses Current Ethanol Issues

The Renewable Fuels Association held a media conference call today to discuss a number of current issues facing the ethanol industry, including EPA’s just released E15 RVP/RIN reform proposal, pending petitions for more small refiner exemptions, and final 2018 data confirming ethanol demand destruction, as well as a new analysis showing a year-over-year decrease in domestic ethanol usage for the …

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2019 National Ag Day

President Donald J. Trump proclaimed March 14, 2019 as National Ag Day, the third year that the administration has publicly recognized National Ag Day as a salute to the contributions of America’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. Sen. Pat Roberts, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky and California Representative Doug LaMalfa joined members of the agricultural community in Washington DC to …

ZimmCast on the Bayer AgVocacy Forum

This week’s program includes where in the world the ZimmComm Team has been as well as interviews from one of those places. We’ve been to Destin, FL for BASF Legacy Club events, then on to Orlando for the Commodity Classic and associated activities. At the same time, Cindy was in Memphis with FMC for the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. …

2019 Pork Industry Forum

The annual National Pork Industry Forum, a gathering producer delegates of the National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council, was held March 4 – 8, 2019 in Orlando, FL. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2019 Pork Industry Forum Photo Album Audio …

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FMC at 2019 Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This virtual ag newsroom is our complete coverage for FMC. This year Orlando, FL took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2019. The organizers American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association …

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2019 Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Orlando, FL took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2019. The organizers American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers welcomed growers for this “Time to Shine!” …

2019 BASF Science Behind Event

BASF’s annual Science Behind event was held at the “Ports of Call” in Seaworld just prior to Commodity Classic. This year’s event unveiled a new innovation from BASF, Revysol fungicide. After a brief introduction from Scott Kay, Vice President of U.S. Crop, listen to BASF experts share pertinent information about our best kept secret. A grower panel discussion closed the …

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2019 Bayer AgVocacy Forum

Bayer once again hosts its annual AgVocacy Forum, bringing together Bayer leadership, experts and thought leaders to speak with 60 U.S.-based journalists and influencers on the opportunities and challenges facing ag. The event takes place prior to the 2019 Commodity Classic. Session topics include the latest ag innovations, shifting consumer preferences and emerging trends like urban farming. Also included here …

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2019 BASF Legacy Club Events

To honor the hard work of its cotton grower customers, BASF held a special event in Destin, Florida. The event provides an opportunity to meet other successful growers and attend an awards dinner celebration to find out who made the 2018 Stoneville Legacy Club. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital …

2019 National Farm Machinery Show

This virtual ag newsroom features content from the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show, held Feb. 12-15, sponsored by FMC Agricultural Solutions. The National Farm Machinery Show offers the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry. Business professionals from around the world gain knowledge and hands-on access to various technological advancements needed for …

Ag Retailers Have Busy Week on the Hill

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) held its annual Board of Directors and Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C. this past week, which included an intense day of visits with Congressional representatives. ARA also presented its Legislator of the Year award to members of Congress who champion legislation important to the agricultural retail industry and this year the organization recognized Senators Chuck …

USDA Tracking Farm Bill Implementation

Now that the federal government is back at work, USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky says they are moving as quickly as possible to implement the new farm bill. During a Farm Foundation Forum on the realities of implementing the 2018 farm bill, Censky said USDA is using a “Fitbit” type of approach to tracking goals. Listen to Censky’s comments here:

ZimmCast From Cattle Industry Convention

This week’s program contains some audio from last week’s Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. After looking at what’s coming up on our calendar I share a couple of excerpts from the press conference with Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue and then from Terry Bradshaw’s speech. Sonny talks trade and Terry talks cows. I had no idea he had …

ZimmCast 607 – Developing with Deere

In this week’s program I share some more analytics from ZimmComm media content. This time it’s photos and videos – Flickr and YouTube. Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine, only topped by Google? We also have some interviews to share from last week’s Develop with Deere Conference, starting with Kayla Reynolds, Digital Business Development Manager, John Deere …