Ethanol Report 5-29-20

As America gets moving again, ethanol is ready to fuel summer adventures. Ethanol production is slowly climbing back up after hitting historic lows due to coronavirus restrictions keeping people from traveling. Now that people are getting back on the road and in the water, Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry Affairs Robert White talks about some of their summertime …

ZimmCast 646 – The Alltech ONE Virtual Experience

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This program provides a wrap-up of the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience, including an interview with Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech President/CEO, who provides a summary of how the event unfolded and some key takeaways. I also share my interview with event keynoter, Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC-Davis, who spoke on Clearing the Air: Debunking the Myths of Agriculture. Listen to the ZimmCast …

Ethanol Report 5-15-20

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the U.S. ethanol industry, slashing production by half and leading to the idling of scores of plants across rural America. But there are positive signs that demand is starting to increase again. Meanwhile, Congress is considering a new aid package with help for biofuels, the Renewable Fuel Standard is facing …

ZimmCast 645 – AgCareers in a COVID-19 World

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This episode features a conversation with Erika Osmundson, Director of Marketing and Communications, AgCareers.com, about how the pandemic situation has affected job seekers and ag companies looking for employees. She shares some information from industry surveys they have conducted. Listen to the ZimmCast here: Subscribe to the ZimmCast in: iTunes Google Play Stitcher Spotify Your favorite rss reader/browser

ZimmCast 644 – COVID-19 Impacts on Ag Comm Groups Part 2

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This week’s program is part two of a series featuring conversations with the leadership of agricultural media and marketing associations. This week I’m sharing conversations with Samantha Kilgore, AAEA, The Ag Communicators Network, Lindsay Graber Runft, Livestock Publications Council and Kristy Mach/John Blue, Agricultural Relations Council. Each of these organizations has had to cancel or postpone important annual events and …

ZimmCast 643 – COVID-19 Impacts on Ag Communications

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This edition of the ZimmCast is part one of at least two that feature conversations with the leadership of agricultural media and marketing associations. This week I’m sharing conversations with Jenny Pickett of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Tom Brand with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, and Hugh Maynard of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists/Canadian Farm Writers. Each …

Ethanol Report 4-30-20

Ethanol producers are literally in the battle of their lives for the survival of the industry, as losses continue to mount from restrictions on travel put in place due to COVID-19. The latest production data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending April 24, ethanol production dropped another 4.6%, or 26,000 barrels per day (b/d), to 537,000 …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomics – Episode 3

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services, where we break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Retailer Perspectives on …

Ethanol Report 4-16-20

The social-distancing and stay-at-home restrictions associated with COVID-19 continue to take a devastating toll on U.S. ethanol producers with about half of the industry’s capacity now idled. But the good news is how those ethanol producers, their farmer-owners and employees, have turned around and put those idled plants to good use by helping those on the front lines fighting the …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 2

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services, where we break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Spring Weather Impact …

ZimmCast 640 – Cainthus Conversation and New Podcast from Koch Agronomics

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In this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with Aidan Connolly, CEO, Cainthus, located in Ireland. We discuss the work Cainthus does and Aidan provides an Irish perspective on the current COVID-19 problem. We also talk about the value of podcasts, especially in light of the difficulty for travel right now. I’m also sharing the first episode of a new …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Welcome to the first episode. Understanding Nitrogen In …

Ethanol Report 3-23-20

Coronavirus is making its presence felt in the ethanol industry. Many ethanol plants are on the verge of closing as margins have become non-existent with lower gas prices and declining demand for transportation fuel nationwide. In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear from Renewable Fuels Association Chief Economist Scott Richman about the price and demand picture, three ethanol …

ZimmCast 639 – Conversation with BigIron Realty

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This episode of the ZimmCast features Mark Stock, co-founder of BigIron Realty. He’s a farmer, auctioneer and investor and has a keen awareness of the farmer’s perspective. Mark discusses the best strategies for buying, selling or using farmland to raise capital and what buyers need to know when purchasing farmland and property tax rules to explore and other ways farmers …

Ethanol Report 3-16-20

This episode of The Ethanol Report features an update on the 10th Circuit Court case and the Trump Administration considering an appeal, as well as how the Coronavirus is putting that on the back burner, and industrial ethanol is in demand to make hand sanitizer. The podcast features comments from from Badger State Ethanol CEO Erik Huschitt, National Corn Growers …