ZimmNews – Aug 2, 2013

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
Chuck and Cindy are getting ready to hit the agriblogging highway and we may see you somewhere. Cindy is heading out first to the Ag Media Summit in Buffalo, NY courtesy of our sponsor, FMC and then traveling to the BASF Media Event in RTP, NC. Chuck takes off next for Sturgis, SD where he’ll be working with the Renewable Fuels Association which is partnered once again with the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground for this year’s motorcycle rally. He’ll travel from their to the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver. Look for lots of interesting news and information this coming week.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How many ag-related apps do you have?”
Our poll results:
1-5 44%?
None 31%?
5-10 16%?
More than 15 6%?
10-15 3%
That means that almost 70% of you have at least one ag-related app. And the number of ag-related apps for smart phones and tablets continues to grow – from news and information, to markets and products, you name it. Find out more about what’s out there in this recent ZimmCast.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Do you think cellulosic ethanol can be commercialized?” For those of you who may not know, cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel produced from wood, grasses, or the inedible parts of plants. It is a major part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) with the goal of using more non-food sources to make biofuels. Some recent announcements include a plant in Vero Beach, Florida and a new bolt-on process to allow existing corn ethanol plants to produce ethanol from the cellulosic parts of corn. But some call it a “phantom fuel” that will never come to fruition – what do you think?
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Mike Cornman, New Holland, from their First in the Field annual dealer event
Cory Winstead, AgriVisor, on grain marketing profitability
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