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New Senate Ag Committee Members Include AG Nominee

One of the new members of the Senate Agriculture Committee may be a short-timer. “I welcome Senators Steve Daines from Montana and Jeff Sessions from Alabama to the Agriculture Committee,” said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) who was selected to continue as chairman of the committee. Show More Summary

Monsanto Increases Earnings and R&D

The first quarter of fiscal year 2017 has been a good one for Monsanto as the company continues working with Bayer to finalize the acquisition deal by then end of this calendar year. On Thursday, Monsanto announced net sales for the first quarter totaled $2.7 billion compared to $2.2 billion a year ago and gross profit increased to $1.3 billion.... Read More

USFRA Introduces SMART Farm at CES

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) this week attended CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, to introduce the SMART Farm concept to connect technology and innovation with farmers and ranchers. “ScienceShow More Summary

Welcome to #PotatoExpo from @NufarmUS

The 2017 Potato Expo is underway in San Francisco with more than 180 exhibitors at the trade show with the latest products and technology for the potato industry. Nufarm seed treatment specialist Evan Carlisle says they are showcasing four products at the show this year. Show More Summary

Alltech and O+B Partner for ONE

Alltech is teaming up with Osborn Barr (O+B) to make ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference even bigger. O+B will be working with Alltech to increase participation by U.S. livestock producers and farmers in the conference which invites agriculture...Show More Summary

Ag Interests Voice Support for Pruitt

Agricultural interests are voicing support for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has been chosen by President-Elect Donald Trump to be his administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as the pre-confirmation process begins with members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works meeting privately with the nominee. Show More Summary

IFAJ Debuts New Logo and Website

The International Federation of Agriculture Journalists (IFAJ) has officially launched a new logo and updated website at The new logo has a sleeker, single color look while the new website has enhanced navigation and can be used on any mobile device. The structure of the content on the website has also been improved and the site now contains integrated... Read More

Inspirational ZimmCast with Amberley Snyder

As we start a new year I think everyone can use some inspiration to tackle all that life throw’s at us. This week’s ZimmCast might just provide you with what you need. I visited with Amberley Snyder by phone yesterday and am sharing her story for you. Amberley’s lifelong passion is rodeo, especially barrel racing and breakaway roping. However, almost... Read More

Purple Plow Promotes STEM Learning

I’ve never seen a purple plow, but the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has just launched the Purple Plow Challenge site for middle-school students to research scenarios related to food, hunger and sustainability. “The Purple Plow Challenge is a great fit for individuals, groups and classes in grades 6, 7 and 8. Show More Summary

Land O’Lakes Scores with Farmer Feeds Us Video

Land O’ Lakes scored big with a commercial that aired during bowl games over the weekend to remind everyone that the farmer feeds us all. I can’t believe I never heard the lovely poem by author Amelia E. Barr that was used for the video – truer words were never written! Here’s the full version of the video:

Harrington Writes Book about Iowa Journalist

Longtime agribusiness PR and marketing man Jerry Harrington is now a published author. Harrington, who retired in 2014 after 16 years as marketing public relations manager for DuPont Pioneer, has written a book about a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper editor in the 1930s. Show More Summary

It’s #PotatoExpo Time

It’s still very early in the new year but it’s already time for the annual Potato Expo, which takes place this week in San Francisco, CA. I’ll be back on the agriblogging highway and on location by Wednesday evening to be your eyes and ears at the expo, thanks once again to our friends with Nufarm. Unite with others at... Read More

Bayer Recognizes Growers with Legacy Club

Stoneville cotton seed is celebrating the history of the south with a special Legacy Club to honor growers averaging more than 1,794 lb/acre of Stoneville seed cotton grown on 20- acres or more.  The 1,794 mark was chosen to remember the year Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin. Those who qualify for membership also have the opportunity to attend a... Read More

Top 10 AgWired Posts from 2016

It’s time for the AgWired team to reflect on 2016. We weren’t short on ag news this year and 2017 will be no different. It has become a tradition for us to compile our Top 10 viewed posts as we wrap up each year, so here goes. Our most viewed posts of 2016: 1. Welcome to First ZimmComm General Manager... Read More

ZimmPoll Comes to a Close

As we say farewell to 2016, we also say goodbye to our ZimmPoll. For the past six years we have brought you a weekly poll on current events and issues impacting agriculture. The first ZimmPoll took place in November 2011 and asked the question, “How do you think agricultural interests will fare in the new Farm Bill?” Since then we... Read More

Alltech Selected to Host ARC Intern

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) has announced Alltech will host the ARC intern in the spring and summer of this new year. ARC member Susanna Elliott of Alltech plans, among other traditional duties, to utilize the intern toShow More Summary

#Seed Industry – Past and Future

“Glancing Back and Moving Forward in a Rapidly Changing Industry” was a popular session at this year’s American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo, featuring (LtoR) Jon Leafstedt with Kincannon and Reed, DuPont Pioneer president Paul Schickler, and Sonny Beck, founder of Beck’s Hybrids. Show More Summary

Want to Start an Agricultural Company? Why Not.

Special to AgWired from Bill Clark Have you been thinking a lot lately about the benefits that you can reap from starting your own agricultural company? Well, if you have been holding yourself back, there really is no reason to do so. Continue reading for a short list of some helpful tips that will assist you in getting started right... Read More

ZimmComm Photos of 2016

If you take lots of photos like we do it gets really hard to decide which is your favorite. In fact, I can’t do it. There are too many! But one on the short list would be this one from a beautiful morning at this year’s Farm Progress Show. During the year the ZimmComm Team created almost 70 new photo... Read More

2016 was a “Terrific Year” for #Ethanol

With the presidential campaign getting all the attention this year, it may have gone relatively unnoticed that 2016 was a very good year for the ethanol industry. Actually, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says it was a “terrific” year – with record production, record demand and record exports of distillers feed. Show More Summary

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