• Featured Video:At the 2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop, Rachel Burton with Novozymes demonstrates a video game learning tool that helps educate ethanol plant workers.
  • ZimmNews – June 5, 2015

    ZimmNews – June 5, 2015

    New Holland Expo Milano 2015 - New Holland hosted agricultural journalists from around the world to CNH Industrial Village in Turin and Expo Milano 2015 in Milan.

    ZimmNews – May 29, 2015

    ZimmNews – May 29, 2015

    2015 World Pork Expo - The 27th World Pork Expo takes place in Des Moines, Iowa. Nearly 20,000 attendees crowd the Iowa State Fairgrounds where over 400 exhibitors are here to share their expertise about the pork industry. Thanks to Boehringer Ingelheim for making our coverage possible.

    ZimmNews – May 22, 2015

    ZimmNews – May 22, 2015

    2015 West Central Coop Press Conference - West Central Coop announced $27 million expansion to their SoyPlus plant in Ralston, Iowa.

    ZimmNews – May 15, 2015

    ZimmNews – May 15, 2015

    2015 Fuel Ethanol Workshop - The 31st Fuel Ethanol Workshop too place June 1-4, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minn.

    ZimmNews – May 8, 2015

    ZimmNews – May 8, 2015

    2015 Alltech REBELation - Over 3,000 rebels gathered for REBELation in Lexington, Kentucky.

ZimmNews – July 17, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Chuck took to the agriblogging highway this week to find out what’s new with New Holland. He will be publishing stories on AgWired over the next week from Media Days in New Holland, PA.

Next week the ZimmComm team will be preparing for the annual Agricultural Media Summit while Cindy heads to Georgia for the Southern Peanut Growers Federation annual meeting. Yep. Summer meeting time is heating up.

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ZimmNews – July 10, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

There was a lot of grilling going on last weekend but the fun sure doesn’t stop there. Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s on your grill this July 4th?” Hot dogs and hamburgers came out on top and the Other category included ribs and brats. We hope everyone had a safe and tasty Independence Day!

Here are the poll results:
• Hot dogs – 22%
• Hamburgers – 22%
• Steak – 17%
• Chicken – 17%
• Other – 17%
• Fish – 5%
• Pork chops – 0%

The ZimmComm team is involved in a project that includes interviewing farmers throughout the country. It has been interesting hearing about the differences in weather issues so many are having. Lots of areas in the United States are suffering from either too much moisture or not enough this growing season. Whether it’s the drought in California causing farmers to fallow land, too much rain in Texas delaying the planting of cotton, or so many areas in the Midwest getting so much rain that fields are being flooded, Mother Nature is throwing lots of curve balls.

So we thought we’d try to get some more feedback with this week’s ZimmPoll which is now live and asks the question, “How are the crops in your area looking?” Let us know.

Cindy was on the agriblogging highway to Illinois to visit the BASF Midwest Research Farm She’s got lots of stories appearing on AgWired if you’re interested in learning what they’re doing.

Chuck, the AgNerd, will be seen sporting a brand new Golden ZimmComm Microphone You’ll be seeing him put it to use in the wild next week when he heads to New Holland, PA for New Holland Media Days. This is just a friendly warning.

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Exclusive interview with Bret Lieberman, VP North America, New Holland
Bob Yaklich, BASF, on Grow Smart
Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK, discusses priority issues
Illinois farmer Mark Winship discusses challenging year
Rob Elliott, NCGA First VP on Cuba Trade Mission

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ZimmNews – July 2, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Happy Independence Day weekend to all of you. Enjoy your grill (think hot dogs) and the fireworks!

The ZimmComm Team is ready for a lot of time on the agriblogging highway this summer. This month you’ll be able to find us out on location with BASF, New Holland Media Days, at the Southern Peanut Growers annual meeting, Ag Media Summit and InfoAg Conference. We hope to see you there.

Friday, July 3, is the last day to enter our AgNerd Giveaway to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Get your entry in. We’ll announce our winner first of next week.

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Michelle Gregg & Gary Reding, Crop Health Labs, on nutrient management
Aaron Hutchinson, iCropTrak, on InfoAg Conference
President Obama signs trade bills

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ZimmNews – June 26, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Cindy is in post – EPA/RFS Hearing mode today. It was a long day in Kansas City on Thursday as she covered the Rally for Rural America and the testimony of hundreds of individuals from corn growers to ethanol plant manufacturers and also people involved in the biodiesel industry. Many thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association for sponsoring our coverage. Most of her coverage is appearing on Domestic Fuel if you want to see and hear what took place.

If you haven’t entered the ZimmComm AgNerd Giveaway yet, you still have time. It only takes a minute and you could win a nice Samsung Galaxy Tab S!

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Chris Soules, talks about fame and farming
Chris Gundler, EPA, on RFS hearing
RFS Works Rally
Chris Tingle, Enogen, Syngenta, on Prime the Pump campaign support

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ZimmNews – June 19, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

ZimmNews comes to you from on location this week since the team is out and about. Chuck is covering the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen NASCAR truck series race at Iowa Speedway while Cindy is in Washington, DC covering the annual meeting for the American Seed Trade Association. They’ll be coming home with lots of pictures and stories.

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Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Incoming ASTA Chair Risa Demasi
Ag Secretary Vilsack address to ASTA annual mtg.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on trade trip
GROWMARK President John Reifsteck testimony from labeling hearing
Kelly Davis, RFA, on Mexico/Japan trade

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ZimmNews – June 12, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Chuck took to the agriblogging highway this week starting in Turin, Italy for a press conference with New Holland followed by a day at Expo Milano 2015, otherwise called the World’s Fair. New Holland was the only agribusiness company exhibiting at this huge event. He’s on his way back to ZimmComm World Headquarters and has lots of photos and stories to publish next week when Cindy will be heading to Washington DC for the 132nd annual convention of the American Seed Trade Association

Are you an AgNerd? Well you don’t have to be to enter the latest ZimmComm Samsung Galaxy Tab S AgNerd Giveaway Enter to win one. Contest rules here.

Most of you fuel your grill with gas according to our latest ZimmPoll with charcoal coming in a close second. Hope you’re having a great grilling season.

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

AFBF Press Conference on WOTUS analysis
Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech, on food issues internationally
Carlo Lambro and other New Holland reps press conference

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ZimmNews – June 5, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

This week Cindy, Jamie and Joanna hit the agriblogging highway for a variety of events. Cindy traveled to Minneapolis to the Fuel Ethanol Workshop with coverage mostly on our Energy website, Energy.AgWired.com (Domestic Fuel). Jamie attended a press conference at West Central in Ralston, IA before covering World Pork Expo in Des Moines. Joanna assisted Jamie with her coverage there. Busy week!

Chuck gets back on the road next week to Turin and Milan, Italy with New Holland to visit their Sustainable Farm Pavilion at the World Fair, Expo Milano 2015. He should have some great content from their on AgWired.

Speaking of content, that’s what we’re all about. Creating Content, Generating Impressions!

It’s grilling season so let us know what fuels your grill in our latest ZimmPoll.

Here’s some audio from this week you might have missed:

IA Gov. Terry Brandstad World Pork Expo Keynote
Neil Dierks, NPPC President, talks mandatory price reporting
Erika Osmundson, AgCareers, talks about upcoming HR Roundtable
West Central Press Conf. on expanded SoyPlus plant
Rachel Burton, Novozymes, ethanol game
American Coalition for Ethanol Exec. VP Brian Jennings
Aaron Hawkins, Novozymes, on new cellulosic ethanol production products
Renewable Fuels Association President/CEO, Bob Dinneen, FEW speech

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ZimmNews – May 29, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm Team got a week to catch up on things before preparing to get back out on the agriblogging highway again next week. Cindy will be taking off for the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop with coverage sponsored by Novozymes. At the same time Jamie will be heading to Iowa for a media event at West Central before moving on to Pork Expo. Speaking of pork, the National Pork Board just launched a new summer grilling campaign – Grill Crashers. Look for a lot of that going on at Expo with our coverage sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Here are some audio files from this week you might have missed:

Andrew Wynne, Alltech ECO2, on carbon footprinting
Rachel Markwiese, finalist, New Holland Voice of the Next Gen Contest
Dr. Karl Dawson, Alltech, on antimicrobials in livestock
Final WOTUS Rule Announcement

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ZimmNews – May 22, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Jamie and Chuck became REBELs this week at the Alltech REBELation. They’ve got over 600 photos for your viewing/sharing pleasure. This was the 31st symposium for Alltech and it brought together 3,000 people from around the world and was preceded by the 2nd Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest which attracted 4,500 attendees! Congrats to Dayton Beer Company for winning the competition.

Speaking of craft beers, our latest ZimmPoll asked what you like best. Find the results here We have wide ranging tastes when it comes to beer and brewers are stepping up to satisfy them.

Our new ZimmPoll is about that COOL thing that’s really not very cool right now. What do you think Congress should do about it? Let us know.

Chuck is off on his annual retreat this weekend so the @AgriBlogger will be pretty quiet for a couple days. Yes, he does unplug to recharge his spiritual batteries. Something we all need to do periodically.

Here are some audio files from this week you might have missed:

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech & John Wiley, Dayton Beer Company at Brews Fest
Will Bundy, one of the New Holland Voice of the Next Gen winners
Ronan Tynan sings Hallelujah
Elizabeth Bagby, Alltech, wraps up REBELation for us

There is a lot more, especially on COOL so check out the news of the week.

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ZimmNews – May 15, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Chuck and Jamie are off to Lexington, KY this week to become REBELs at the Alltech REBELation This annual get together of Alltech customers, researchers and other industry leaders will feature keynote speakers like Colin Powell. Keep your eye on AgWired as they blog their way through one of our favorite events of the year!

Our recent ZimmPoll asked you what technology was most responsible for the rapid planting progress. Many attributed it to auto steering and GPS capabilities. And others simply said long hours and hard work have come into play. All are true!

Alltech’s 2nd Annual Craft Brew & Food Fest will kick off their Rebelation event. In honor of that, we want to know what your favorite craft beer is? Do your taste buds lean towards an IPA, wheat, stout, do you love them all or are you like Cindy and simply don’t like beer period?

Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:

Senators and Ag Groups Urge TPA Passage
College Aggies Online are Agvocating
Corey Forrester, Forrester Farm Equipment, talks about New Holland Voice of Next Gen Contest
Sid Gorham, Granular, talks about extension of company analytics program
Tom Buman, Agren, talks about new SoilCalculator App
Dr. Helen Wojcinski, Hybrid Turkeys, talks about handling undercover videos

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