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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Tell Us What You Think About Cheese

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “When do you think medicinal marijuana will become a major cash crop?” It looks like many believe we are very close to recognizing medicinal marijuana as a major cash crop here in the United States. Five to ten years really isn’t that far away. Many are already researching and learning the in’s and out’s... Read More

Get to Know Verdesian

Verdesian Life Sciences is a plant health plant nutrition company. According to CEO and founder JJ Grow, from the start their plan was to create a portfolio of companies that had really good technology focused on nitrogen and phosphorous efficiencies as well as delivery systems, elicitors and innocolents. Show More Summary

Verdesian – From the Lab to the Field

I recently had the opportunity to learn about Verdesian’s philosophy of how they take technologies and customize them to agriculture. I should take a step back and mention that Verdesian has a strong relationship with Los Alamos National...Show More Summary

CASE Connects at CFWF 2014 Conference

Beautiful Prince Edward Island (PEI) was the spot for the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation 2014 Annual Conference and CASE IH was a Russet sponsor of the event. The sponsor categories were aptly named this year in honor of PEI’s largest agricultural industry – potatoes – and Russet is the top. Two shiny red CASE tractors decorated the lawn of the... Read More

New Holland Clean Energy Leader at Expo Milano 2015

During New Holland Blogger Days in Turin, Italy I met Carlo Lambro, Brand President (3rd from right). Before a fantastic dinner we sat down so I could interview him via ZimmGlass. I first asked him about New Holland’s decision to be a major supporter of Expo Milano 2015 and the Sustainable Farm pavilion they are constructing for next year’s event.... Read More

TekWear Collaborates on USDA Grant

Congratulations to Bruce Rasa, TekWear, LLC, for obtaining a USDA grant in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia to evaluate the effectiveness of wireless, web-connected technologies for monitoring and growing specialty crops such as pecans. Show More Summary

NCBA Concerns About Beef Checkoff

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met earlier this week with the Beef Checkoff working group and reportedly told them he’s planning on implementing a new checkoff program for the industry by January, 2016. The action would be taken under...Show More Summary

USDA Invests in Specialty Crop Producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack while in Miami, Florida announced nearly $118 million in grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops. The grants were authorized...Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

MGEX announced the results of its annual Board of Directors (Board) election, held October 2, 2014. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association kicked off the 2015 Fall Membership Drive. Deere & Company announced changes to its senior leadership team that will take place after the retirement of James A. Show More Summary

Heading Home from Italy

It’s time for the AgriBlogger to head back to ZimmComm World Headquarters from Italy. I’ve had a fantastic few days with some fellow ag bloggers from Italy, England and Brazil and the New Holland team. We’ve talked Expo Milano 2015, visited CNH Industrial Village, a diesel engine plant and lots more. This is our team outside the CNH Industrial Village.... Read More

Verdesian Life Sciences Aquires QC Corporation

QC Corporation is the sixth company to be acquired by Verdesian Life Sciences – a company according to founder and CEO JJ Grow – that is focused on nitrogen and phosphorus, two extremely important inputs for farmers. The combined company will continue to be owned by and have the capital backing of Paine & Partners. Financial terms of the transaction... Read More

Farmland Makes Its Streaming Debut on Hulu

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature length documentary, Farmland, is now available to stream on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. Beginning today, Farmland will be available exclusively...Show More Summary

Riding Out The Storm

For anyone who has ever lived in the country, you know what an old storm cellar looks like and may have spent an hour or two huddled in one, waiting out a tornado. The house we lived in when I was born, and the house my brother lived in when he first got married, both had storm cellars. As kids,... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

The 2014 edition of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) welcomed 42,800 attendees earlier this month, including both ministers of agriculture. The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) released its latest book, Feeding a Hungry World, chronicling the Center’s history and impact during its first 40 years. Show More Summary

2015 National Beef Ambassadors Selected

Rachel Purdy (Wyoming), Will Pohlman (Arkansas), Alicia Smith (Texas), Kalyn McKibben (Oklahoma), Demi Snider (Ohio) were chosen as the 2015 National Beef Ambassador Team at the annual National Beef Ambassador competition, which is funded...Show More Summary

Everglades Ag Conservation in Action Preview

If you have ever wanted to see the Florida Everglades up close and personal – here is your chance. The Conservation Technology and Information Center’s 2014 Conservation in Action Tour is exploring the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) October 14-15 to hear the tale of farmers working with the entire ecosystem in mind. Show More Summary

Cooperatives Set Another Record

October is National Cooperative Month and once again the nation’s agricultural cooperatives set a new sales record for 2013. According to USDA, total business volume in 2013 surpassed $246 billion, exceeding the 2012 record by $8 billion or four percent. Show More Summary

Next USFRA Dialogues to Feature CAST Winner

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is presenting the Borlaug CAST Communication Award this year to Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, an Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California-Davis. Show More Summary

New Holland and Expo Milano 2015

Happy New Holland Blogger Days. That’s the “holiday” I am participating in this week in Turin, Italy. In fact, right now I’m in CNH Industrial Village. We’re getting a presentation on New Holland’s participation in Expo Milano 2015. The theme of the Expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” This theme fits works very well for New Holland with... Read More

New Holland Pavilions Unveiled at #WDE14

The official ribbon cutting for the New Holland Pavilions took place this morning on the opening day of the 2014 World Dairy Expo. State and county officials joined New Holland executives and other industry partners for the ceremony that took place outside the $24.9 million facility. Show More Summary

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