NAMA Fall Conference

The annual fall conference for the National Agri-Marketing Association was held in St. Louis September 17-18 with theme of “Engage, Energize, Empower.” Photos and audio from the event are posted here. 2013 NAMA Fall Conference Photo Album 2013 NAMA Fall Conference Coach Billick on Elements for Success Students at NAMA Fall Conference 2013 NAMA Professional Development Awards Marketing Communications – …

Poll: 8 in 10 Want E15 At Pump

Fuels America released a poll today that gauged consumer opinions of E15, a 15% ethanol, 85% gasoline fuel blend currently sold in nine states in the U.S. The poll comes on the heels of E15’s re-entrance into the American fuel market earlier this week. E15 was approved for use in vehicles 2001 or later nearly 14 months ago and today …

Monsanto “Follow-A-Field” Initiative Interview

Monsanto is encouraging farmers to “Follow-A-Field” in order to learn more about the next innovation in soybean and cotton weed control. The Follow-A-Field initiative from Monsanto is an interactive experience featured on XtendFollowAField.com that follows three farmers as they take their Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybean fields from burndown through harvest as part of the Monsanto Ground Breakers® Field Trials …

MGEX September USDA Crop Call

USDA issued its September Crop Production forecast on Thursday, calling for a slight increase in corn production, a three percent decrease in the soybean crop and another one percent drop in cotton production. During the Minneapolis Grain Exchange conference call on the report, Louise Gartner of Spectrum Commodities, commented on both the new production forecast and the new WASDE report.

New Holland & Fisher House in True Blue Salute

This week, we reflected on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks on New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. To honor the sacrifices our veterans and active military and their families have and continue to make, New Holland has partnered with Fisher House, a charity that gives military family members shelter and support during a medical crisis at …

More From IFAJ 2013

The 2013 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) 2013 Congress was held September 1-5 in Argentina. Nearly 200 journalists from 30 countries attended the congress which featured tours of Argentine agriculture, as well as academic, industry and government presentations. This is the second page of links to stories, audio, video and photos from that event. The first page can be …

More Content from Farm Progress Show

The ZimmComm team got so much content from the Farm Progress Show that we decided to add a second page because the first one was getting so full and we are organizing them by categories to make it easier to find interviews you might want. On the first page, you will find general FPS interviews and audio, New Holland, Ag …

USDA Awards Conservation Funds

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and NRCS Chief Jason Weller held a telephone press conference Tuesday to announce the award of Conservation Innovation Grants. Vilsack and Weller also took a number of questions from reporters, most of which centered around the need for passage of a new farm bill.

Ag Secretary Speaks to Growth Energy

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed the Growth Energy Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning, focusing on passage of a new five-year “food, farm and jobs bill” and maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Listen to or download Sec. Vilsack’s remarks here:

NFU Press Conference

The National Farmers Union held a star-studded press conference Monday in Washington to highlight two important issues for agriculture – passing a farm bill this year, and maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Speakers at the event included Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) , Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), legendary rocker Neil Young, and NFU President Roger …

Renewable Fuel: What You Missed During the Recess

Congress is preparing to return to work and renewable fuels will be top of mind at their return with debate still ongoing around the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as well as the need to pass a bi-partisan FAARM bill before the end of September. Today Fuels America brought together several renewable fuel experts held a call to discuss the progress …

2013 IFAJ Congress

Chuck & Cindy are abroad this week for the 2013 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) in Argentina. The event will allow attendees to network with fellow agriculture communicators from around the world and learn new techniques to help tell the agriculture story. Check out photos from the event here: 2013 IFAJ Congress Photo Album Preview of Argentina IFAJ Congress …

Unite & Ignite Conference A Blast

The 26th Annual Ethanol Conference took place in Des Moines, Iowa August 26-28, 2013. Hundreds of ethanol advocates were on hand to network, strategize and learn about some of the biggest issues and opportunities facing the ethanol industry. Topics ranged from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to lowering carbon intensity scores, ways to increase co-product …

2013 Farm Progress Show

The 2013 Farm Progress Show was held August 27-29 in Decatur, Illinois.  As always there was lots to see and do at the 60th anniversary of the nation’s largest outdoor farm show. High temperatures didn’t stop visitors or exhibitors. There was a record number of exhibitors this year with 70 new additions and the parking lot was overflowing by noon.  …

Growth Launches “You’re No Dummy” Campaign

In response to the major ad campaign funded by Big Oil in an effort to block higher blends of ethanol into the marketplace (such as E15) ethanol advocacy group Growth Energy has launched an advertising campaign called “You’re no Dummy“. The goal of the campaign is to help Americans better understand that the oil industry is trying to stop the …