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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Zimfo Bytes

Louis Dreyfus Commodities named Mayo Schmidt, former head of Canadian grain handler Viterra, as its new chief executive in the latest stage of a corporate shake-up at the 163-year-old global trading firm. Zoetis, the Chinese Veterinary...Show More Summary

NSIP Commits to Rebranding Initiative

Following a competitive RFP process, the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) has selected Demeter Communications for its Rebranding Initiative. The purpose of the rebranding is to better position NSIP as the genetic selection tool for U.S. Show More Summary

Agricultural Retailers Navigating Forward

This week I will be attending my first Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Convention & Expo. I’ve got a preview of what will be taking place in New Orleans from Brian Reuwee, Director of Communications & Marketing. Brian and I sat down during the recent NAFB Trade Talk session. One of the things that caught my eye about this year’s program... Read More

Meet the New USFRA Faces: Jay Hill

He is the youngest of five siblings and the only one who chose to follow in his father’s footsteps into farming, but Jay Hill of Southern New Mexico says it’s definitely not been boring. “You know, there’s some days when I thought, I should have been a lawyer or a doctor,” he told Cindy during an interview. “But I now... Read More

I’m on the Top of the World

Today, Aunt Jeanette writes: Okay, I have to confess, I am not really the one looking down. I do not like high places. I don’t think I am afraid, but I would rather have my feet on the ground. The one exception is that I love to fly. I am entranced by the view from an airplane window. I would... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving From Our Table to Yours

O God, source and giver of all things, You manifest your infinite majesty, power and goodness In the earth about us: We give you honor and glory. For the sun and the rain, For the manifold fruits of our fields: For the increase of our herds and flocks, We thank you. For the enrichment of our souls with divine grace,... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

United Fresh Produce Association welcomes Mary Coppola as Senior Director, Marketing Communications. Syngenta AG, the world’s largest maker of crop chemicals, said it will cut or relocate 1,800 jobs as Chief Executive Officer Mike Mack tries to tackle its cost base in countries such as Switzerland. Show More Summary

Meet the New USFRA Faces: Erin Brenneman

She might not have started out an Iowa farm girl, but Erin Brenneman has embraced the role on her husband’s family pig farm in the southeast part of the state. “I was born and raised in the city, so I think that brings a unique perspective on farming,” the native of the Chicago suburbs told Cindy during an interview. Now,... Read More

FMC Offering Year-Long Management

The FMC Agricultural Crop Protection portfolio has grown to now offer farmers a complete year-long management approach. Describing this to me during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention was Gail Stratman, Regional Technical Sales Lead. Show More Summary

FMC Introduces 3RIVE 3D™ Technology

Do you want your corn to thrive? How about 3RIVE 3D? That’s a new product from FMC Corporation. It is a crop protection delivery platform for three-dimensional in-furrow protection. The patent-pending 3RIVE 3D™ technology integratesShow More Summary

American Seed Trade Officer at NAFB

The first vice chair of American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was in Kansas City this month for a meeting of the Western Seed Association immediately before the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. “It’s the only organization...Show More Summary

AgVoice4Choice Urges Growers to ACT Now

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on the “Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production” concluding that “these seed treatments provide little or no overall benefits to soybeanShow More Summary

Meet the New USFRA Faces: Darrell Glaser

In our series to educate you about this year’s selectees for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s Faces of Farming and Ranching program, we introduce you to a man who wants to educate the public about modern agriculture and how America’s farmers are feeding the world. “It’s very, very important as an industry that we help educate our consumer base... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

Nominate the cream of the crop by January 16, 2015 – Agribusiness Leader of the Year and NAMA Marketer of the Year. Registration is now open for the U.S. Grains Council’s 12th International Marketing Conference and 55th Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for Feb. 9 to 11, 2015, in Heredia, Costa Rica. The 31st class of ASA DuPont Young Leaders began... Read More


If you’re looking for a great movie to watch with the family over Thanksgiving – here is just the ticket. The feature film Farmland is now available for rent and purchase via On Demand platforms – providing more people with the opportunity to view the film from their own homes and digital devices. The film’s move to digital platforms takes... Read More

Ayrstone Introduces AyrMesh Bridge

How about an ethernet cable without the wires on your farm network? Yes, it’s possible. That is, with the Ayrstone Productivity AyrMesh Bridge! During the NAFB convention I spoke with company president Bill Moffitt about their newest product. The Bridge joins a growing family of products from Ayrstone like their AyrMesh Hub, Receiver and a Hub that mounts in your... Read More

AAEA Finest Images Calendar on Sale

Here’s a holiday gift idea that benefits the American Agricultural Editors Association Professional Improvement Foundation. It’s a desk calendar that features some of the finest photos from the AAEA Photo Awards program. Through the generosity of the foundation, every renewing AAEA member will get one calendar for 2015. Show More Summary

Take a Ranch Risk on Your Mobile Device

Here’s a risky game for your iOS or Android device – Risk Ranch. The game is brought to you by Commodity Carnival 2014, a project of the CME Group and 4-H. Welcome to the first and most exciting agriculture based learning application for children of all ages! Risk Ranch is a fun and fast-paced, single-player game with engaging, real-life content,... Read More

IFAJ Member Survey Results

The just-released results of an International Federation of Agricultural Journalists member survey should be of interest to members of all ag communications organizations. You can find a pdf of the full results here. I think you might find questions and responses about social media of special interest. Show More Summary

Philip Brasher Joins Agri-Pulse

One of the most respected names in agricultural journalism is joining the staff of Agri-Pulse. Agri-Pulse has announed the appointment of Philip Brasher as a senior editor, based in Washington, D.C., effective December 1. “We are very...Show More Summary

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