ZimmNews – Oct 25, 2013

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
For all you agnerds out there this was an exciting week. First of all Apple announced new iPads and Macbook Pros. You can still watch the livestream of the event. Nokia and Microsoft also announced new devices and Samsung had done so just recently too. Lots to choose from out there and more and more ag apps becoming available!
This week Chuck traveled to Boston for the USFRA’s Food Dialogues event. He just got back and will be sharing interviews with panelists on AgWired.com. He’ll get a break next week (sort of) since it’s time for his annual deer hunt which he’s titling, “The Rustler.” Keep you eye out for more on that topic!
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, ”What is most important to you when buying food?” Given the economy, it’s not surprising that price won out in our poll, but it also tied with whatever you’re hungry for. Maybe it just depends on your mood!
Our poll results:
?· Price – 29%?
· Whatever I’m hungry for – 29%
?· Organic – 14%
?· Brand – 12%
?· Other – 9%
?· Special diet – 7%
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Does farm size matter?” which was also the topic of the USFRA Food Dialogues in Boston this week. Increasingly, consumers are hearing they should be concerned about the size of farms, and may be making purchasing decisions without understanding how food is grown and raised on farms of any size. What do you think? Let us know!
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Cory Reed, John Deere, on 4th Global Ag Productivity Report
Rob Aukerman, Elanco Animal Health, on research & returns
Dr. Richard Bonanno, President, Massachusetts Farm Bureau on farm size
Animal Ag Alliance press conference on food production report
Pam Johnson, NCGA Chair, on TATT Global Farmer Roundtable
Commodity Classic/AG CONNECT Expo Press Conference
Understanding Agriburbia presentation from CFWF Conference
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