Hello ZimmComm Fans:
The 2012 Agricultural Relations Council Annual Meeting is taking place this week in Charleston, SC and Chuck is there. Check out his photos from the meeting and he’s posting stories and interviews on AgWired!
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is “Organic” food healthier than “Conventional” food?” The majority of respondents said No at 60 percent with only 40 percent saying Yes. Most of the people we know don’t think organic means healthier and although they will eat something that is certified organic they just don’t want to pay more for it. Do these results surprise you?
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “What do you think is a fair “death tax” rate?” Permanent estate tax relief and reform is extremely important not only to farmers but everyone regardless of what business you own or work for. Seriously, why should the government tax your estate just because you died? Didn’t you pay taxes all your life building that estate including real estate taxes, income taxes, etc? Here’s to hoping we get some reasonable long term resolution to this issue.
Here are some interviews you might have missed this week:
Carla Mudd, Illinois Farm Bureau, talks about communicating the Illinois farm family message
Tom Buis, CEO, Growth Energy, talks about ethanol on the NASCAR track in 2012
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