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Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm team wants to wish you and yours a wonderful Easter holiday. We’re going to be pretty much closed down starting Good Friday but of course we’ll be peeking at the web. Of course!

We’ve been having a nice break from the agriblogging highway but things will start picking up again with the 2012 Agri-Marketing Conference. Have you registered? Please stop by the ZimmComm booth, #412. We’ll have something unique for you!

It is hard to believe but AgChat is celebrating three years! The AgChat Foundation is celebrating two years and the 2012 Agvocacy 2.0 Conference is scheduled – August 23-24, Kansas City, MO.

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Should ABC News be Liable for Job Losses due to Lean Beef Trimmings Story?” Sixty percent of you said Yes and forty percent said No.

As Cindy has said about this issue, “Yellow journalism makes pink slime.” Have you read various online stories about this? Maybe worse than the terrible and slanted reporting are the comments we’ve been seeing. There are really some seriously stupid people out there judging by their comments. We know that some people object to the use of the word stupid but “Stupid is as stupid does.” Thank you Sally Fields. Of course the reporting is giving them an outlet to showcase their ignorance. But the real tragedy is the impact this has had on people’s lives. This includes the ones who have lost their jobs and the consumers who will be paying more for beef.

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Will we have a farm bill by end of 2012?” Hmm. Election year, budget issues, should be interesting.

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