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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Pinnacle Announces Investment in Meridian Ag

Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC announces its investment in a new Midwestern wholesale business, Meridian Agriculture Distribution. Pinnacle is pleased to announce that Tom Hart, a veteran in the agriculture wholesale business with over 30 years of experience, will lead the development and day-to-day operation of the brand. Show More Summary

Ag Retailers Having Fun

Ag Retailers having fun and raising money for the ARAPAC! That was the action last night at the Agricultural Retailers Association Convention & Expo. Once again this year, Chad “Cracker” Johnson, was the auctioneer who did a masterful job managing the auction. By the way, Chad is a Gator Grad! That’s important to know. 2014 ARA Convention & Expo Photo... Read More

Ag Retailers Public Policy Update

Transportation issues are at the top of the list of public policy concerns for ag retailers meeting in New Orleans this week. “We plan to make it a priority going into the new Congress,” said Agricultural Retailers Association senior VP for public policy Richard Gupton who updated the membership this morning. “Senator Thune is going to be the new chairman... Read More

NRCS Official Discusses Programs at NAFB

Soils, climate change, pollinators, and the 2014 Farm Bill conservation programs were among the topics addressed at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention by James Tillman, southeast regional conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Show More Summary

Alta Seeds Expands Sorghum Product Line

Alta Seeds, the U.S. brand for exclusive genetics and forage and grain sorghum hybrids from Advanta, was present during NAFB’s Trade Talk in Kansas City, MO. Barry Lubbers is with Alta Seeds and shared more about the sorghum industry and the new products we will see from them in the coming year in an interview with Chuck. “In the sorghum... Read More

How Should Congress Handle Tax Breaks?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?” I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with plates piled high of your favorites. I know I am still stuffed. It looks like our Zimmpollers prefer sweet potatoes, but only slightly. We did have quite an array of Others including oysters and some Pinot Noir. Here are... Read More

Kinze Adds Features to Autonomous Harvest System

The world’s first large-scale, truly autonomous row-crop solution is about ready to hit the fields with more added features. Iowa-based Kinze® Manufacturing, Inc. just completed field-testing of its system that will also include new features this year, such as the ability to run multiple combines and autonomous carts in the field simultaneously. Show More Summary

John Deere Opens Tractor and Engine Museum

The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, Iowa officially opened its doors to the public this week with a focus on engaging visitors in the history of tractor and engine design and manufacturing. “Tractors and engines have been and continue to be important to John Deere’s success,” said Dawn Hendershot, Project Manager. “We are pleased to share the... Read More

John Deere Picks McCormick Company for Marketing

John Deere today announced the selection of McCormick Company as its marketing agency for John Deere agricultural equipment media and creative projects, and John Deere Financial’s agribusiness market. The relationship will be managed from McCormick’s Kansas City and Des Moines offices. Show More Summary

NSP & USCP Announce New Hires

National Sorghum Producers and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program announced the hiring of two employees to its national headquarters in Lubbock, Texas, and the hiring of one southeast regional director. “We are excited to welcome these talented new individuals to team sorghum,” said NSP and USCP CEO Tim Lust. Show More Summary

AGCO Operator of the Year at ARA Convention

The winner of a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the ARA Convention is Brent Klein, Simplot Grower Solutions. He beat out 4 finalists for the AGCO Application Equipment, Operator of the Year Award. This is the ninth consecutive...Show More Summary

Upgrade Propane Equipment for Year-End Savings

Now is the time to take advantages of year-end tax deductions by upgrading your on-farm propane equipment. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has three incentive programs where farmers can get up to $10,000 toward the purchase of new propane equipment for the farm and home. Show More Summary

An FFA Welcome to Ag Retailers Convention

Attendees to the 2014 Agricultural Retailers Convention were welcomed this morning by two of the Louisiana state officers of the National FFA. On the stage were Christen Wall (l) and Nicole Roofner. Christen talked about her family alligator farm and Nicole gave us an invocation. Both are high school seniors but already have plans for what they want to do... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

Jeff Sands joins Syngenta as a manager of federal government relations and industry relations for corn, based in Washington, D.C. Attendees at United’s Midwinter Leadership Forum will have a front row seat to examine the hottest trends...Show More Summary

Ag Retailers Kick Off Convention

The 2014 Agricultural Retailers Association Convention & Expo is underway in New Orleans. The President/CEO for ARA is Daren Coppock, pictured here with some of our younger attendees from FFA and AFA. Great to see them here! Daren says attendance is at a record this year and judging by the crowd at the opening reception and today’s opening general session... Read More

NAMA Nominations Sought

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is seeking nominations for the cream of the 2014 crop – Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year. Who do you think belongs in the company of such past agribusiness leaders...Show More Summary

Alltech’s 2014 Harvest Analysis Results

Alltech will be unveiling the 2014 Harvest Analysis Results from their 37+ Mycotoxin Analysis program and during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk, Chuck spoke with Ann Hess, North American Field PR Manager for Alltech about their discoveries. Show More Summary

Google Glass Wedding

We are back at ZimmComm World Headquarters today after spending Thanksgiving in Cancun marrying off our youngest daughter to a wonderful young man we are proud to call our new son-in-law. The setting for the wedding was just beautiful in a Catholic chapel on the beach. All of my family was there from south Florida, which made it very special.... Read More

Program Helps Farmers Commercialize Farm Inventions

Ottawa County, MI announced the official kick-off of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator. The Incubator, a non-profit corporation, will specialize in helping farmers and entrepreneurs turn their ag-tech machine, equipment, or software ideas and inventions into successful businesses. Show More Summary

Meet the New USFRA Faces: Thomas Titus

If you get a chance to talk to one of the newest representatives in the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) Faces of Farming and Ranching program, you’ll certainly be taken by more than just Thomas Titus’ impressive height (6’8?!). Show More Summary

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