The temps may be lower in the midwest but as Chuck saw first hand this week the dry weather continues. He started out on the Indian Creek Watershed Project Field Tour north of Bloomington, IL where the corn looks bad. From there he went to NW Iowa for the Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies and saw some very good looking corn although farmers there are still hoping for another nice rain. After that he moved down to Ames, IA for an FMC Anthem Field Plot Tour. All in all he interviewed 29 people and will be posting those interviews on the ZimmComm News Network (AgWired.com, DomesticFuel.com, PrecisionPays.com and WorldDairyDiary.com) during the coming week. Next up Chuck will be attending the International Conference on Precision Agriculture in Indianapolis the first of next week. No summer slowdown for the ZimmComm Team.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How will Obamacare affect you and your business?”
Our poll results: Sixty percent said negatively; thirty percent said positively; five percent said not at all and the remaining five percent didn’t know.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “How worried are you about the weather impact on crops this summer?” The worst U.S. drought since Ronald Reagan was president is withering the Midwest’s corn crop. The condition on July 1 was the worst since the drought of 1988. What do you think – will the rest of the summer bring relief or are the crops in trouble?
Here are some interviews from this week that you might have missed:
• Bill Tierney, AgResource Company, provides some corn market commentary
• Bill Wyffels, Wyffels Hybrids, talks about new hybrids
• Jere White, Kansas Corn Commission, on the first sale of E15
• Herb Steffen, Steffen Farms, talks about conservation projects on his farm
• Janae Tapper, John Deere, on new Mobile Weather