ZimmNews – June 29, 2012

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
It has been a hot one on the agriblogging highway as Chuck has traveled to Minneapolis for the NAMA Executive Committee Meeting and then on to Des Moines for the John Deere FarmSight Tech Summit. Maybe things will cool down a little for the holiday week coming up.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Will you buy E15 for your MY2001 or later car if it’s offered?”
Our poll results: Nearly half, forty-nine percent, said Yes; twenty-nine percent said No; and twenty-two percent said it depends on price. Looks like consumers are in favor of having a choice at the pump, and are fans of ethanol!
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “When do you think Congress will complete a Farm Bill?” On June 20, the Senate voted 64 to 35 to pass the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012. When do you think – given that it’s an election year and amidst all other “big” news items – we will have a new Farm Bill?
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Kent Croon, Monsanto, talks about the Vegetable and Flower Seed division of ASTA
Dr. Fred Below at BASF Media Summit
Darrell Maddox, Endless Sky Partners, talks about ASTA phytosanitary work
GROWMARK President Dan Kelley on organization’s 85th anniversary
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