ZimmNews – July 10, 2015

Hello ZimmComm Fans:
There was a lot of grilling going on last weekend but the fun sure doesn’t stop there. Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s on your grill this July 4th?” Hot dogs and hamburgers came out on top and the Other category included ribs and brats. We hope everyone had a safe and tasty Independence Day!
Here are the poll results:
• Hot dogs – 22%
• Hamburgers – 22%
• Steak – 17%
• Chicken – 17%
• Other – 17%
• Fish – 5%
• Pork chops – 0%
The ZimmComm team is involved in a project that includes interviewing farmers throughout the country. It has been interesting hearing about the differences in weather issues so many are having. Lots of areas in the United States are suffering from either too much moisture or not enough this growing season. Whether it’s the drought in California causing farmers to fallow land, too much rain in Texas delaying the planting of cotton, or so many areas in the Midwest getting so much rain that fields are being flooded, Mother Nature is throwing lots of curve balls.
So we thought we’d try to get some more feedback with this week’s ZimmPoll which is now live and asks the question, “How are the crops in your area looking?” Let us know.
Cindy was on the agriblogging highway to Illinois to visit the BASF Midwest Research Farm She’s got lots of stories appearing on AgWired if you’re interested in learning what they’re doing.
Chuck, the AgNerd, will be seen sporting a brand new Golden ZimmComm Microphone You’ll be seeing him put it to use in the wild next week when he heads to New Holland, PA for New Holland Media Days. This is just a friendly warning.
Here is some audio from this week you might have missed:
Exclusive interview with Bret Lieberman, VP North America, New Holland
Bob Yaklich, BASF, on Grow Smart
Chuck Spencer, GROWMARK, discusses priority issues
Illinois farmer Mark Winship discusses challenging year
Rob Elliott, NCGA First VP on Cuba Trade Mission
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