ZimmNews – May 8, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

This week our Jamie Johansen took to the agriblogging highway to cover the annual Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit This year the event was held in Kansas City, MO. Special thanks go out to Elanco for sponsoring our coverage of the event! You can find Jamie’s stories on Animal.AgWired.com.

According to our latest ZimmPoll a lot of people are expecting the problems with the current high path avian flu outbreak to have a big impact on exports. With the growing number of flocks being found infected there will be domestic impact too.

Our new ZimmPoll asks, What technology is most responsible for rapid planting progress? We had a huge jump in corn acreage planted in just one week. What technologies do you think are making this possible?

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

Dennis Dimick, National Geographic, on how the publication covers agriculture
Michael Huerta, FAA Admin, on new Pathfinder program for UAV development
Earnest Earon, PrecisionHawk, on their Pathfinder program project
Martin Barbre, NCGA Chair, on phenomenal corn planting progress
Joe Dillier, GROWMARK, talks fertilizer

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ZimmNews – May 1, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm Team had a relatively quiet week getting things caught up and preparing for May activities like the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder’s Summit. We’re tightening up loose ends and getting things done on the never ending to-do list.

At the recent Agri-Marketing Conference the ZimmComm booth featured a Zimmfographic to help you understand how the ZimmComm News Network is structured and provide some statistics to show how we are making impressions and generating online content. Take a look if you’d like.

Our latest ZimmPoll asked, “What is your favorite alternative fuel (to gasoline)?” Not surprising was ethanol at the top of the list. Surprising was that solar came in second!

Our new ZimmPoll is sparked by the growing number of poultry farms finding the high path avian flu. So we’re asking, “How will high path avian flu affect industry?” Let us know what you think.

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

Darren Coppock, Ag Retailers Association President, on food labeling act
Dr. Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council, on the science behind food safety
Senator Pat Roberts taking questions from farm broadcasters
Tim Laatsch, GROWMARK, with crop update
Bayer Bee Care Center Anniversary remarks from Jim Blome, Becky Langer, Bayer & Dr. Richard Reich, North Carolina Dept of Ag

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ZimmNews – April 24, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

It has been a beautiful week of sunshine at ZimmComm World Headquarters. Chuck and Cindy got to enjoy some down time with family on the beach! But it’s back to work after a little post-NAMA recovery mode.

In May Chuck and Jamie will become REBELS with Alltech during REBELation and you agrimarketers are invited to join them. Learn more about how you can register for this annual world class event featuring the entrepreneurial genius of company founder Dr. Pearse Lyons.

Jamie just attended the Chicken Media Summit conducted by the National Chicken Council. You can find stories and photos from her trip on Animal.AgWired.com.

Here is some audio from the past week you might have missed:

White House Climate Change Initiative Announcement
Tom Super, National Chicken Council, on industry myths
Aaron Locker, FMC, on joining Field to Market
USB, Soybean Stakeholders press conf. from China
Dr. John Glisson, US Poultry & Egg Association on high path avian flu
Allison Stephey, GROWMARK, on intern program

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ZimmNews – April 17, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm Team stormed Kansas City and the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference You can live it in pictures through the efforts of Chuck, Cindy, Taylor and Jamie. There is a lot more to share from this year’s convention on AgWired.com. Chuck and Cindy will be visiting daughter Carly in Columbia before traveling south to see grand babies near Springfield, MO. So, by Monday you’ll see more regular posting.

The 25th Brownfield Party took place at the Dubliner. What happens at the Dubliner . . . But we will have lots of photos to share by first of the week.

Safe travels to every one and a big thank you to the NAMA volunteer members and staff who put together another great celebration of Growing Greatness!

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ZimmNews – April 10, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

It has been a fantastic ending to the week for AgNerds. Today the AgriBlogger placed an order for an Apple Watch You’ll be able to read his review in a future AgNerd Cloud column after he receives it. Today is also the day that Android lovers can purchase a Samsung Galaxy S6. You might guess it but the AgriBlogger traded his S4 mini for an S6! Now he’s got an AT&T iPhone 6 and a Verizon S6. We should give him a score of 12 for that.

Speaking of the AgriBlogger, he’s now taking your questions on all things AgNerdish. Social media, gadgets, blogging, podcasting, search engines, analytics, you name it. If he doesn’t know the answer he’ll make it up, er, find it for you. Just email him or message him somehow or other. There are so many ways now.

Our new ZimmPoll this week switches to the alternative fuel industry. Our question is, “What is your favorite alternative fuel (to gasoline)? Please let us know. And thank you New Holland for continuing to be the sponsor of our weekly ZimmPoll.

The ZimmComm team has put the final touches on 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference plans. We’ll be the official NAMA photographers once again. If you’d like to have a special photo taken during the conference just ask Chuck, Cindy, Jamie or Taylor. See you there next week.

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

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) talks about nutrition
Cinch Munson, PERC, talks about Propane Farm Incentive Program
Alexis Taylor, USDA-FAS, talks about Trade Promotion Authority
Charlie O’Brien, AEM, talks about industry adjusting to lower farm equipment sales

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ZimmNews – April 2, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

In observance of Good Friday ZimmComm New Media offices will be closed. The team wishes everyone a very happy and blessed Easter and Easter season. We’ll be back in action on Monday.

Looking ahead on the schedule there are a number of events that are open for sponsorship of our special brand of online coverage. Here’s a list of some of them:

Agricultural Relations Council Annual Mtg. – June
InfoAg precision ag conference – July
Cattle Industry Summer Conference – July
NAMA Bootcamp – August
NAMA Fall Conference – September
IFAJ Congress – October
NAFB Convention – November
National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention – December

Please contact Chuck to discuss a creative sponsorship package of any of these events to promote your brand.

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ZimmNews – March 27, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

We’re fast approaching time for the annual Agri-Marketing Conference Will we see you there? ZimmComm will be on-location in the Connection Point again this year. Come find us. Oh, and get yourself registered if you haven’t already! It will make Jenny happy.

Speaking of annual meetings . . . You can see the schedule for this summer’s Ag Media Summit now and make your hotel reservations. We’ve got ours made.

Jamie was on the road this week in Washington, DC covering the American Coalition for Ethanol legislative fly-in. You can find her coverage on DomesticFuel.com.

In our latest ZimmPoll we asked, “Which potential presidential candidate would be best for ag?” Click here to find out which one ranked highest.

Agricultural organizations are voicing support for the bi-partisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act which was just introduced in the U.S. House. So our new ZimmPoll is asking, “What is best for GMO labeling? We hope you’ll chime in.

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

Cinch Munson, PERC, on propane grain dryers
Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer, on updating the image of agriculture to include women
Bethany Pugh, Monsanto Farm Mom of the Year
Dan Danford, Case IH, on new certified pre-owned program
White House/USDA press call on increasing access to affordable broadband
Brian Jennings, ACE, on successful legislative fly-in

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ZimmNews – March 20, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Happy National Agriculture Week and Spring! If you missed the Ag Day activities in Washington, DC you can see and hear what was going on with Chuck’s posts on AgWired, sponsored by GROWMARK. He’s on his way home and has more stories to publish.

While Chuck was in Washington, DC, Jamie Johansen was attending Missouri ALOT activities all week. She will be staying in the Capitol city to cover next week’s American Coalition for Ethanol annual member Fly-in.

Chuck and Cindy had some big news this week as their daughter Caitlin delivered a happy, healthy baby boy (second one – Case Aspen Underwood). Grandma immediately flew to Missouri to spend some time with the boys and Chuck will be joining her this weekend. We love grand babies!

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

Theresa Seibel Ag Day Essay Contest Winner
Randy Krotz, USFRA, on New McDonald video by Only Organic
Rep. Mike Conaway, House Ag Committee Chair, at Ag Day Luncheon
Senate Ag Committee Chief Economist Matt Erickson at Ag Day Breakfast
Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics: Unleashing Innovation in Agriculture

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ZimmNews – March 13, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Spring is almost here and we hope most of you are having a nice warm feeling at home for a change. Spring also means National Ag Day is coming up. You can catch the activities on AgWired.com as Chuck covers the various events that will take place in Washington, DC courtesy of GROWMARK.

When it comes to Trade Promotion Authority our ZimmPoll respondents told us Congress should grant the President that authority. Seventy five person said yes!

Now we’re asking, “Which potential presidential candidate would be best for ag?” Let us know what you think.

If you haven’t registered for April’s Agri-Marketing Conference keep in mind that the deadline for early registration is March 19.

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

Anna Leigh Peek, Monsanto Consumer Engagement Specialist
Robert Moorehead, Mississippi State, on drones
Randy Jemison, USA Rice Federation
Chandler Goule, NFU, on their 113th annual mtg.
Randy Dowdy, National Corn Yield Contest winner
Richard Brock, Brock Associates, on commodity outlook
Nancy Kavazanjian, USFRA Chair, on Research & Food Industry Workshop
Michael Rogers, author, journalist and futurist on smart sensors and cheap connectivity

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ZimmNews – March 6, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Ready for spring? We sure are. Chuck will be attending National Ag Day Activities as the official photographer again this year with support from our sponsor GROWMARK. That is coming up soon!

The ZimmComm team has been very busy this week posting stories from all the events we’ve covered in the last couple weeks. Remember that you can always go to AgNewsWire.com to see aggregated content links from these events.

A very clear majority of respondents (75%) to our latest ZimmPoll disagreed with the new government control over the internet. It is known as net neutrality but is actually a lengthy set of regulations sent to the FCC by the Obama Administration which was voted in last week.

With trade being a hot topic in agriculture right now our new ZimmPoll is asking, Should Congress grant TPA? Let us know what you think.

We want to issue a big shoutout of congratulations to Paul Redhage for being selected as NAMA’s Marketer of the Year and to Clint Lewis, Zoetis, for being selected as NAMA Agribusiness Leader of the Year We look forward to seeing them at the April National Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City. If you are attending please stop by our Connection Point booth and say hello!

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

Doug Felter, John Deere, on new self-propelled sprayer
Inci Dannenberg, Bayer CropScience, support of next gen ag professionals
Trevor Rempel, New Holland, on new Flex-Coil P Series Air Carts
Cinch Munson, PERC, farmer interest in propane power
Dr. Angela Baysinger, PIC, doing what is right for the pig
Caren Schmidt, BASF, on Xanthion In-Furrow
Don Johnson, FMC, on Obey herbicide and incentive program

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