ZimmNews – June 22, 2012

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

This week Chuck is spending some time getting to know the American Seed Trade Association which is holding its 129th Annual Convention! If you are not familiar with ASTA, follow his coverage on AgWired. You can find photos from the convention here. Next week he’ll be back on the road attending a NAMA Executive Committee Mtg. in Minneapolis and learning more about plans for the NAMA fall meeting which will be held there September 25-26, at the Graves 601 Hotel. Then it’s on to John Deere Technology Summit in Des Moines, Iowa.

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Does Your Business Have an Interest in Pinterest?”

Our poll results: Thirty-one percent said Yes, part of our marketing plan or just figuring it out; thirty-one percent said No, no application for us; and thirty-eight percent knew nothing about Pinterest. So there you have it. Surprise you?

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Will you buy E15 for your MY2001 or later car if it’s offered?” The EPA has given its approval for the first retailers to sell 15% ethanol blended fuel. E15 is a legal fuel for sale to cars, pickups and SUVs made since 2001. Here’s some more background on E15. Sales could start this week in Iowa, Illinois and/or Kansas. What do you think?

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

Mike Gumina, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Chairman, ASTA
Ag Secretary Vilsack Addresses ASTA convention
NRCS Chief David White on conservation partnerships

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