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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 …

2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Virtual Newsroom

It’s time to Geaux to New Orleans for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. Click here for the official convention virtual newsroom where all of the photos, interviews and audio are being archived. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.

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2019 Develop With Deere Conference

The 2019 Develop with Deere conference is taking place in Chicago, IL. Attendance is significantly higher this year at almost 600 people. The conference features tracks on technology, business and software. Attending are John Deere dealers, software companies integrating with John Deere API’s and more. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for …

ZimmCast 606 – Audio & Analytics from AgWired & AgNewsWire

The end of 2018 made for a busy time with family but also a time to reflect on the year with our AgNewsWire service and AgWired. I get asked all the time about how many people we reach, how many people listen, who are they and more. It’s just not a simple question to answer. But I took a stab …

EPA Nominee Answers Ethanol Questions

During a hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler answered many questions from senators about his commitment to getting a rule on year-round E15 out in time for the summer driving season. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) wanted to know if EPA has been able to take any action on the rule during …

Farm Credit Outlook

Three Farm Credit CEOs briefed the media Wednesday on credit conditions and the general agricultural economy. Below are links to audio files of the remarks from each CEO representing different parts of the country. Click here for supporting materials. Kathy Heustess, CEO, ArborOne Farm Credit – South Carolina/Southeast Mark Jensen, CEO, Farm Credit Services of America/Frontier Farm Credit – NE/IA/SD/WY …

Ethanol Report for the New Year

Will 2019 be a happy new year for the ethanol industry? In this first Ethanol Report podcast for 2019, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper comments on some of the challenges and opportunities for the industry in 2019, including getting year-round E15 approved before summer, and dealing with the continuing consequences of the small refinery waivers. RFA’s …