• 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 – 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.

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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

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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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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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