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30th Annual ACE Conference Underway

Members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) have gathered in Omaha for the organization’s 30th annual conference this week, with the theme “Tested. Proven. Driven.” Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says the industry has a lot to celebrate. “We are on the precipice of opportunity in a lot of areas,” he said. “We’ve made as much progress as this... Read More

ZimmCast with Abe Hughes, Trimble – Agriculture

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Abe Hughes when he worked for New Holland and now he has just been appointed to worldwide general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division within the Resources and Utilities segment. So congratulations Abe! Abe has only been on the job a little while but I bothered him for a phone interview for this week’s ZimmCast. “I... Read More

Ethanol and Motorcycles Mix at Sturgis Rally

At the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally last week, the Renewable Fuels Association stepped up its efforts to provide motorcycle owners with the facts about the use of ethanol their engines – mainly that ten percent ethanol is approved by every major motorcycle manufacturer. Show More Summary

Drive to Feed Kids Combats Childhood Food Insecurity

The Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) launched the Drive to Feed Kids on the opening day of the Missouri State Fair in an effort to combat childhood food insecurity and showcase Missouri agriculture. Funds from the Drive will leverage food bank distribution networks to deliver kid-friendly meals to hungry children across Missouri. Show More Summary

Miss South Dakota Pumps Ethanol

Probably no other contestant at the 2017 Miss America pageant September 10 can say that they have pumped 10 percent ethanol fuel for bikers at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. But Miss South Dakota can. Miranda Mack is from Redfield, home to Redfield Energy and the South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association, (SDEPA) which is a big sponsor of Miss South Dakota.... Read More

SMART Farmer Phil Borgic

Meet the Illinois hog farmer whose family farm is the star of the 360 video the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has been sharing around the country this year. You can watch the video without effects below – and if you have a VR viewer or headset take a look in 360. Phil Borgic has a family farm in Nokomis,... Read More

Iowa Farmer is 1st Woman to Chair USGC

Iowa farmer Deb Keller was elected as U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chairman at the organization’s 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Vancouver, Washington earlier this month. She is the first female selected for the role in the organization’s nearly 60 year history. Show More Summary

Animal Ag Bites 8/14

This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar, sponsored by USPOULTRY and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council, will be held October 5-6, 2017 at the Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association...Show More Summary

International Buyers of U.S. Soy Convene in Omaha

Next week, U.S. soybean farmers will have the opportunity to meet the international buyers responsible for purchasing the 60% of soybeans exported from the U.S. each year. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) will host its 5th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Aug. 15-17 at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. It will be our second year to cover the event and... Read More

Zimfo Bytes 8/11

The National Corn Growers Association is accepting entries for their fourth annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Photographs are due by November 30, 2017. Registration is now open for the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, being held in Des Moines, Iowa on October 18-20, 2017. Show More Summary

USDA Forecast Optimistic Despite Conditions

U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to USDA’s August Crop Production report released Thursday. Soybean production is forecast at 4.38 billion bushels, up two percent from last year, while...Show More Summary

Adam McClung Recognized as Transformational Leader

It is still hard to believe our friend and fellow ag communicator is no longer with us. We wanted to share the latest information from the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association remembering Adam’s life and spirit. We send continued prayers to his family and close friends. Show More Summary

Panther Pro Herbicide from Nufarm

Nufarm’s Panther® Pro herbicide for soybeans was on display during the Info Expo at the 2017 Ag Media Summit in Snowbird, Utah. Nufarm Communications Specialist, Emilia Villacis, said the product fights broad spectrum weed control in...Show More Summary

Precision Ag Bytes 8/9

Submit nominations now for The Fertilizer Institute’s 2018 4R Advocate program to recognize farmers and retailers promoting the 4R Nutrient Stewardship principles.  Nominations are due October 31, 2017. Syngenta has entered into non-exclusive licensing agreements with Dow AgroSciences LLC and M.S. Show More Summary

ZimmCast with Owner of Legendary Buffalo Chip

The Legendary Buffalo Chip near Sturgis, SD is packed again for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Chip now has a permanent self serve fuel dispenser which pumps a 93 octane E10 blend which Rod “Woody” Woodruff, owner of The Chip, describes as jet fuel for motorcycles. During the event the dispenser is the site of Free Fuel Happy Hours,... Read More

Plant Growth Regulators – An Essential for Plant Growth

Chief Chemist and GLobal Director of Compliance for Stoller USA, Dr. Ritesh Sheth, was at the 2017 Ag Media Summit representing Stoller during the Info Expo. A new product they were spreading news about was their Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus, a plant growth regulator (PGR) for optimal yield production. Show More Summary

PERC Announces New Propane Farm Incentive Program

If you’ve been thinking about switching to propane, now is the time, says Cinch Munson, director of agriculture business development at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).  The Propane Farm Incentive program has been newly...Show More Summary

Sturgis Bikers Have New E10 Fueling Station

For the first time this year, motorcycle enthusiasts staying at the Buffalo Chip Campground for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally have a place to buy 93 octane, 10 percent ethanol fuel as they head out for a ride in the Black Hills. “It’s like jet fuel for your bike,” said Buffalo Chip owner Rod Woodruff. “It’s on your way out of... Read More

Young Beekeeper Recognized by Bayer

Bayer recently announced the recipients of the fifth annual Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award for dedication to pollinator protection and educating their communities about bee health. This year’s winners are young beekeeper Jake...Show More Summary

Staff Changes at Brownfield and Agri-Pulse

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Meghan Grebner has a new role on the Brownfield team, stepping in to take over livestock market reporting for Brownfield’s radio network, mobile application and website to replace retiring Jerry Passer. InShow More Summary

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