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Blog Post Archive

USDA Unveils New Risk Management Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the new programs included in the 2014 Farm Bill to help farmers better manage risk. The new programs, Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), represent the endShow More Summary

Crop Yield Analysis to Be Unveiled During Global Water Event

The sixth annual Water for Food Conference is around the corner taking place in Seattle, Washington October 19-22, 2014. One focus will be how to produce enough food for more than the estimated 9 billion people living on the planet by 2050. On October, 20, 2014 at 7:30 am PT, a new crop analysis will be unveiled. The results of... Read More

Nutrient Management with N-Watch

This is the second of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK Two years ago, GROWMARK started a pilot program in the state of Illinois called N-Watch to help farmers determine the concentration, form and location of plant-available nitrogen. It started with about 45 sites in Illinois and it has grown quite a bit since then. “Right... Read More

Canadian Farm Writers Conference Preview

This week on the ZimmCast we are previewing the upcoming Canadian Farm Writers Federation 2014 conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 2-5. That’s just a week from now, but if you have ever wanted to learn more about eastern Canadian agriculture, this would be the event to do it – and they would be happy to welcome more attendees!... Read More

Wyffels Hybrids’ Growth Spurs Organizational Changes

Starting the season with its third-largest sales increase in company history, Wyffels Hybrids announced key changes to its sales and marketing department, including opening a new vice president of sales and marketing position. “Our business...Show More Summary

Could Medicinal Marijuana Be Next Major Cash Crop

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How will low crop prices impact next year?” Corn and soybean prices have dropped dramatically this year with record crops but the question is how much will that impact plans for next season. Will farmers plant less, buy less, or just hope prices will go back up next year? It looks like most feel... Read More

Where The Deer And The Antelope Play

Today Aunt Jeanette writes: Dan and I have spent a good share of September traveling. Our adventure at the beginning of the month took us to Baltimore, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. We had a fantastic time enjoying seafood, watching...Show More Summary

New Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

The inaugural meeting of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture was held this week in conjunction with the UN Climate Summit in New York City. “I am glad to see action that will increase agricultural productivity, build resilience for farmers and reduce carbon emissions,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Show More Summary

FFA Membership at Record Level

Membership in the National FFA Organization is exploding. Membership in the student organization that was founded 86 years ago now stands at 610,240 – which represents an increase of more than 30,500 since last year. The number of new, local FFA chapters throughout the country grew to 7,665. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

McCormick Company, one of the 10 oldest integrated marketing communications agencies in the U.S., opened an office in the Indianapolis area with the goal of further enhancing service to current clients as well as to support Indiana and nearby state agribusinesses. Show More Summary

Aberdeen Angus Mamas

The sound in this video clip is music to my ears. How about you? During the 2014 IFAJ Congress we visited the Wattie family on their farm, Mains of Tonley near Alford. This was right after we saw an angus bull statue commemorating the beginning of the Aberdeen Angus breed. After listening to a presentation on the breed and the... Read More

Case Study Shows Efficiency in On-Farm Use of Utility Vehicles

Can using utility vehicles make your business more efficient? Polaris surveyed several managers at farms, ranches and growing facilities throughout North America and found the answer is yes. Polaris research found that 49.5% of respondents...Show More Summary

My American Farm App

If you want to play My American Farm on your smartphone or tablet, there’s a new app for that. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new version of its popular My American Farm app for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire. The app is available for download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. The new version... Read More

Farms and Legs Relay

Twelve runners represented agriculture this past weekend on a more than 200 mile run through California wine country in the annual Ragnar Napa Valley relay. The “Farms & Legs” team, organized by Case IH, started out Friday morning from Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and ran 36 legs for 34 hours to wind up in Calistoga near the northern... Read More

Forestry Thinning in Scotland

How about cutting down a tree, stripping the bark and branches and cutting it into logs all in the matter of a few seconds? And without getting your hands dirty or your arms tired? Yep, this Transformers-looking machine from Komatsu can do it and does in the video below. During the IFAJ Congress in Scotland on a rainy day we... Read More

The Great American Wheat Harvest New DVD Cover

The team behind The Great American Wheat Harvest are excited to announce their new DVD & Blu-ray cover. The cover features harvesters Jim Deibert and Rob Turkington “Turk” checking a wheat field in South Dakota. They have also secured DVD distribution for Ireland and the UK, and are finalizing DVD distribution in Australia and New Zealand. Once these are ready... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

The United Fresh Produce Association has unveiled the Board of Trustees to lead the new United Fresh Start Foundation. AgriLife Studios is thrilled to announce the opening of our new web store,, offeringShow More Summary

FMC Anthem Singing Contest Winner

The winner by popular votes of the 2014 FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” is Lindsay Webber. That $10,000 scholarship prize money is going to come in pretty handy! “I want to thank FMC for the opportunity. It was such an awesome experience to be able to perform with the other finalists and musicians in Nashville,” said Webber.... Read More

The CT Farm Project

The fertile soils of the Connecticut landscape has sustained generations of farmers who toil from dawn to dusk to work the land and grow the food to feed a hungry state. It also has inspired award-winning photographer Jack McConnell to document the hardscrabble life of farmers. The CT Farm Project is a new exhibit that celebrates the faces and places... Read More

2014 Borlaug Field Award Honors Scientist Under 40

The World Food Prize announced that the winner of its award for agricultural leaders under 40 goes to Dr. Bram Govaerts, a native of Belgium now working from Mexico, for his work developing leading-edge, sustainable programs that are...Show More Summary

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