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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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More Bacon Festivals Please

There’s a new bacon festival in town, actually Madison, WI. Organizers of the Madison Bacon Festival, a Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival event, have announced that tickets are on sale exclusively online at The...Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

The Context Network, a premier global agribusiness consulting firm helping clients achieve exceptional results to advance agriculture, has named Osborn Barr (O+B) as brandingand communications partner. Farmland Partners Inc. announced...Show More Summary

IFAJ Elects Presidium

During the 2014 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Aberdeen, Scotland the members elected the the members of the Presidium. President Markus Rediger, of Switzerland will again lead the organization. Markus...Show More Summary

The New iPhone 6 Unboxed

This Apple AgNerd is equipped with the latest gadget to document what’s new in the world of agribusiness! Here’s my first iPhone 6 Selfie in my local AT&T store. I was only in line a little while before getting my first look and touch with the new iPhone 6 models. The Plus is just too big for me but not... Read More

FS HiSOY® Celebrates 50 Years of Legacy

For 50 years now, FS HiSOY has stood for cutting edge innovation, superior quality and consistent performance. These key components are the foundation in which the HiSOY Legacy was built. “We’ve been innovators since the early days,” said John Earley, a retired FS Crop Specialist. Show More Summary

Subway Introduces “Crop Fit”

This is pretty funny. Maybe agriculture could develop a new side business of fitness training …. hmmmm??

ADM Helps Unilever Bring Out the Best

The ADM/Unilever Soybean Sustainability Program, highlighted at the 2014 Farm Progress Show, is helping farmers bring out the best in Hellmann’s mayonnaise. The program was introduced earlier this year as a cooperative effort of Unilever, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and the Iowa Soybean Association. Show More Summary

Updated AgWired App

If you have the AgWired App or don’t have it, now’s a good time to update it or download it. We’ve just finished an AgWired App update for iOS and Android to keep up with changes in those platforms. New functionality is being researched for our next update. You can get it free in the iTunes Store or Google Play.... Read More

How Will Low Crop Prices Impact Next Year?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Would you buy an Apple Watch?” Apple never ceases to amaze us with the new products they come up with. It doesn’t look like many of you will be rushing out to buy their newest techie gadget. I think I fall into the ‘not yet’ category. I don’t see how it can benefit me... Read More

NAMA Fall Conference

Sometimes what happens at NAMA stays at NAMA. Unless it’s on Flickr! The 2014 National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference has come and gone. I was unable to attend this year. It would have been my last Executive Committee Mtg. Show More Summary

Great American Wheat Harvest Update

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast and thank you GROWMARK for continuing to be the sponsor for this podcast which is now on weekly episode 451! This week we’re going to get an update on the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film from producer/director Conrad Weaver. Conrad’s film is helping educate the non-farm community all over the country about where... Read More

FAPRI: Crop Prices Dropping Even More

A new report is either good news or bad news, depending on whether you just raise crops or just raise livestock. But for many producers who do both, the latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri is certainly a dose of both good and bad news. Earlier this month, we told... Read More

USDA Deregulates ENLIST Crops

USDA has issued a decision to deregulate Dow’s Enlist 2,4-D and glyphosate-resistant corn and soybean traits in the United States. “Gaining approval for this important technology has been a long, hard fought battle,” said National Corn Growers Association Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team Chair Jim Zimmerman of Wisconsin. Show More Summary

USDA Offers Aid to Replant Florida Citrus

USDA is offering new financial assistance to eligible Florida citrus growers for the removal of trees afflicted with Huanglongbing (HLB), better known as citrus greening, and for replanting groves with new healthy stock. The support comes through USDA’s Tree Assistance Program. Show More Summary

In the John Deere Green Room

When John Deere launches new products every year, the most important people to tell about them are the dealers, and that includes the latest digital offerings. At the recent John Deere product launch, dealers learned a lot about the MyJohnDeere Operations Center with new tools for farmers to manage their machinery and develop agronomic insights. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Kim Holland has joined the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) as the Events & Service Manager. Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) announces the promotion of Jeff Walter to Senior Vice President (SVP), Executive Director, Account Management + Planning (AMP), along with the addition of Andrea Bonney as Vice President, Group Account Director. Show More Summary

GOP Ag Commissioners say “Ditch the Rule”

Members of the Republican Agriculture Commissioners Committee hosted a conference call Monday to discuss the impact of federal overreach on agriculture in the United States and back the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in calling for the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule to be withdrawn. Show More Summary

Conservation Innovation Grants Announced

During a visit to a farm in Moline, Illinois Monday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge...Show More Summary

Missouri Right To Farm Prevails in Recount

The recount is complete for Amendment 1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment, and the very close Aug. 5 election results have been upheld. “It changed slightly but the original result does stand,” said Mike Deering, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president. Show More Summary

NAMA Announces Professional Development Awards of Excellence

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has named four recipients of the 2014 Professional Development Awards of Excellence. These awards honor NAMA members based on outstanding achievement in four professional development areas including: marketing communications, public relations, product/species management and sales. Show More Summary

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