ZimmNews – July 12, 2013

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
Chuck got out on the agriblogging highway this week for the 2013 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour. There are a lot of photos being shared and he lost count of all the interviews he did in the one day tour. You’ll find them being posted on AgWired and for you ag media, you can find them all aggregating for your use on AgNewsWire.com. Thank you to the Conservation Technology Information Center and Koch Agronomic Services for making our coverage of the tour possible.
Let’s look at the results of our latest ZimmPoll which asked the question, “What is the greatest threat to our freedom to farm”. Our poll results suggest that environmental and anti-agriculture groups are the greatest threat to our freedom to farm but climate change and government regulations aren’t far behind.
Our poll results: Twenty percent say All of the Above, eighteen percent say Groups Like HSUS as well as Environmental Wackos, fifteen percent say Climate Change, eleven percent said EPA as well as Congress, and two percent said Labor Force, Supreme Court, No Threats and Other. Results show that there is more than one major threat to our freedom to farm. Now the question is: which one will be the first to take that freedom away?
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Do you watch or want to watch live or recorded ag news television programs online?” Communications technology has changed drastically and is having a real impact on what we think of as traditional sources of information. Is this affecting where or how you get ag news when it comes to tv?
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Steve Wilhelmi, John Deere, on new Flex Fuel (E-85 capable) ZTrak mower
Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R-MO), on farm bill and budget
Denise Keehner, EPA Dir., OWOW, on CTIC Tour
Dave Gufstafson, Monsanto & Chair CTIC Board, on 2013 Tour
John Hardin, IN farmer, on importance of conservation & research
Jason Weller, Acting Chief, USDA-NRCS, on CTIC Tour
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