ZimmNews – February 27, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
It has been a wild and crazy week on the agriblogging highway. After Chuck returned from the Daytona 500 working with New Holland he and Cindy hit the road for Phoenix and the 10th Annual Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum From there Cindy attended the BASF Science Behind event and then it was on to Commodity Classic joined by ZimmComm intern Taylor Truckey. But while they are working on that show Chuck is on his way to the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis. There’s a lot to see and hear on AgWired this week!
Would you like to follow some top ten ag journalists on Twitter? West Central has a list to recommend. You can find that list here: http://inthefurrow.com/10-agriculture-journalists-follow-twitter/. Hint: it contains one of our own.
Our last ZimmPoll asked about which crop insurance option you would choose and a big percentage of respondents are unsure. ARC still beat out PLC though.
This week we’re asking “What do you think of proposed government control over the internet? Yesterday the FCC announced new regulations that have huge implications on what was once a “free internet.” Of course the internet has never been free but with these new rules apparently dictated by President Obama, the government now will be regulating ISP’s like telephone companies. It is predicted you’ll soon have new service charges showing up on your internet bills. We wonder how much else will change.
Here’s some audio from this week you might have missed:
Bob Stern, Iteris, on ClearAg Crop Protection Beta Testing Pgm.
Tom Uhlman, NE farmer on using propane power
Lisa Lunz, USFRA Board Member, about FARMLAND on sale at Walmart
Neil Bentley, BASF, on Corn, Soy and Wheat scholarships
Rebecca Gunderson, New Holland, on 3-A-Day iPad Giveaway
Andrew Fansler, Indiana farmer, on receiving Bayer CropScience Young Farmer Sustainability Award
There is a lot more on AgWired so please visit or check your feed!
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