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Great American Wheat Harvest Nominated for Award

The Great American Wheat Harvest film has been nominated for a regional EMMY® Award!  The Mid-America Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for the 2015 Regional EMMY® Awards.   Great American Wheat Harvest has been nominated in the documentary-cultural category. Show More Summary

Partnership Launches No-Cost Farm Transition Project

A group of educators and agricultural consultants is launching a new, no-cost farm transition planning project to make sure farmland stays in families’ hands. Ag Transition Partners, supported by American Agri-Women, a coalition of farm,...Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Registration is now open for ASTA’s CSS 2015 & Seed Expo, held December 7-11 in Chicago, IL! Starting with the April 2015 issue, Badger Common’Tater, morphed into a more engaging and entertaining experience by offering an online magazine format, identical in content to their print format, but offering all the bells and whistles of the digital world. A new study... Read More

Ding Wins National Potato Council Scholarship

The National Potato Council (NPC) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015-15  $10,000 academic scholarship. Shunping Ding, a PhD. student in Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a graduate student who earned the award for her interest in research benefiting the potato industry. Show More Summary

Food Dialogues – Minneapolis

It is time to talk about food again. So let’s have a dialogue in Minneapolis on “Farm to Consumer: Bridging the Gap between Consumer Concerns and Food Production and Sourcing Decisions.” Thanks to USFRA I will be there tomorrow to watch, learn, interview, tweet. Show More Summary

Candidates at Iowa State Fair

The Republican candidates may not have addressed any agricultural issues during the debates last week, but they might during appearances at the Iowa State Fair which begins this week. A majority of the presidential candidates from both parties have confirmed they will speak at The Des Moines Register’s Soapbox during the fair. Show More Summary

Join the Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum

Next week I’ll be attending the Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum, sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Want to join me? Get registered now. Home heating oil and biodiesel leaders will discuss a biodiesel blend...Show More Summary

“Ahead of the Curve” Theme for @GROWMARK Annual

As one of the nation’s largest, oldest, most profitable and most respected farmer cooperatives, GROWMARK has always been ahead of the curve, so it is an appropriate theme for this year’s annual meeting, coming up August 27-28 at the Hilton Chicago. “We do think that GROWMARK and the FS System are ahead of the curve,” says GROWMARK Corporate Relations Manager... Read More

Cheminova Products Add to FMC Portfolio

FMC Corporation just completed its acquisition of Cheminova earlier this year and at the Ag Media Summit we talked with FMC business solutions manager David Wheeler about what new crop protection solutions that adds to the FMC portfolio for growers. Show More Summary

BrightFarms Builds Farm of the Future

BrightFarms has broken ground on a new Chicagoland Greenhouse in Rochelle, IL.  The start-up company is changing the face of local produce with the first ever nation brand.  Working together with Roundy’s Supermarkets, and the greenhouses will supply the grocery chain with produce, hopefully in 2016. Show More Summary

Farm Financial Standards Councils Elects Neiffer

The Farm Financial Standards Council has elected Paul Neiffer (center) serve as president for 2015-16. Neiffer is a principal with ClifftonLarsonAllen, LLP, in Kennewick. Neiffer is flanked to his right by Stephen Severe, CFO of Padlock Ranch, Ranchester, WY, who will serve as the organization’s vice president. Show More Summary

Tiemann Elected Chairman of U.S. Grains Council

A Nebraska corn farmer and state Corn Board member is the new chairman of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). Alan Tiemann from Seward, Nebraska, was elected at the organization’s 55th annual board of delegates meeting in Montreal, Canada, after serving as USGC vice-chairman over the previous year. Show More Summary

Farm Foundation President to Retire

The president of Farm Foundation is going to reture. Neil Conklin, who took office in 2008 and is the sixth person to lead Farm Foundation in its 82-year history, says he will retire effective December 2016. “Neil has been key in fulfilling the Trustees’ goal to position the Foundation as the leader in helping public and private-sector leaders address the... Read More

Prez Candidate Rand Paul: Stop EPA Farmland Grab

Republican Presidential Candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is kicking off his first Iowa radio campaign ad “decrying the Obama Administration’s land grab of Iowa farmland”. The radio ad will be heard on farm radio stations. The ad is focused on the Waters of the US legislation and highlights the devastating consequences of the new regulation. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

The 2015 South Dakota Beef Ambassador Contest was held on July 24 in Huron, S.D. in conjunction with the South Dakota Summer Spotlight. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced the winners of its agricultural engineering...Show More Summary

It’s Fair Season – What Gets You to the Fair?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How are you connecting your precision equipment and data?” It looks like many of our readers haven’t quite adopted the wireless capabilities when it come to connecting precision equipment. It looks like the majority of you are utilizing memory cards and USB sticks. Show More Summary

Learn More About New Holland Sprayers

Sprayers at New Holland Agriculture fall under the specialty products division along with grape harvesters. During New Holland’s Media Days, members of the trade media received a hands-on learning experience to grasp all the specs on their line of sprayers. The advantages of a front mount boom are many. With a front boom, you get the best of all views... Read More

FMC Talks Anthem Maxx at #AgMedia

Anthem® Maxx herbicide due out this fall from FMC is a new, concentrated version of Anthem herbicide that offers growers a dramatically lower use-rate. “We like taking Anthem to corn,” said Matt Hancock, FMC Corn Segment Manager, during an interview at last week’s Ag Media Summit. “This is a four ounce per acre use rate to get pre- and post-emergent... Read More

Passing of the AAEA Gavel

It was out with the old and in with the new presidents for the American Agricultural Editors’ Association at the Ag Media Summit last week. Kurt Lawton, Corn and Soybean Digest editor, retired his gavel and Elaine Shein, Associate managing editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer, picked it up. “It’s been an amazing year,” said Lawton. “We set out to really... Read More

The Yield Lab Solution

During the InfoAg Conference I met Thad Simons and Matt Plummer of The Yield Lab. This relatively new venture was created with a vision to “Accelerate, mentor, and cultivate AgTech innovation that builds a sustainable, food secure future...Show More Summary

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