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Florida Congressman Addresses Peanut Farmers

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) is serving his second term as representative of North Central Florida’s 3rd Congressional district which encompasses 13 counties, including two of the largest peanut growing areas of the state – Lafayette and Suwanee counties. Show More Summary

GROWMARK Names Summer Exploring Agriculture Interns

GROWMARK has named the newest members of its summer Exploring Agriculture Intern program. This news release from the company says the program helps bridge the gap between students and faculty at the two year community and/or technical college level and the GROWMARK system retail companies. Show More Summary

Ag Media Summit Starts with Board Mtgs.

Board meetings are done at the Ag Media Summit. This morning the boards of the American Agricultural Editors Association and the Livestock Publications Council met to conduct business. These volunteers spent hours making sure that all the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed. Show More Summary

New Baling Capabilities from New Holland

New Holland has added capabilities to its line of BigBalers and Curt Hoffman took to the field to tell us about them. One big new feature is ISOBUS III compatibility. What does this mean? It means that the balers now feature the IntelliCruise™ feed rate control system on the Standard and CropCutter™ BigBaler 1270 and BigBaler 1290 large square balers.... Read More

Ag Media and Friends About To Get Together

As the Youngbloods used to sing: Come on people now Smile on your brother Everybody get together Try to love one another Right now Right now, as in the 2015 Agricultural Media Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. It’s already happening for the early young bloods. The conference officially kicks off on Sunday but I’ll be traveling there tomorrow. Cindy and summer... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

Kimberly Atkins, a longtime staffer and current director of global programs for the U.S. Grains Council, will be the next vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of the organization. In a major expansion of its international alcohol division, Alltech, has acquired a craft brewery in Northern Ireland and also one in mainland United Kingdom. Show More Summary

Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Passes House

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act has passed the U.S. House on a 275-150 vote, another step to ensuring that farmers will be able to use the safe technology, GMOs. The news was welcomed by a variety of politicians and ag groups. “For the past two years we have worked hard to defend our farmers’ right to use the... Read More

Southern Peanut Farmers #2015SPGC Meeting in Georgia

The location is new this year but the 17th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference has the same great line up of information and entertainment for peanut farmers and industry partners from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. For the first time in 17 years, Georgia is the host state for the event that has always been held in Panama City Beach,... Read More

The Pro Steps In

Yesterday afternoon I had a VERY important meeting with my friend, Bethany Stritt…it was hair coloring time at the beauty parlor! And as every good “meeting” at the hair parlor goes, it came complete with ladies catching up on family events, pictures of our children, and talk about happenings around town. During our conversations, Bethany shared her story about her... Read More

Bow Creek Farm Farms New Holland SMART

Rob and Amy Hess own Bow Creek Farm near Hershey, PA. They raise Red Angus cattle and are true blue New Holland customers. During New Holland Media Days one of our stops was the farm where Rob and Amy gave us a tour and answered questions. We ended up at one of their hay fields to do a little baling... Read More

Future of Crop Science Institute Attracts Students

Des Moines, Iowa, recently played host to 62 student delegates meeting for the inaugural Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Crop Science Institute. This news release from the group says this one of four AFA Leader Institutes, whichShow More Summary

11 Attorneys General Called to Investigate HSUS, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, applauded the Midwestern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments for passing a resolution calling on 11 state attorneys general to investigate the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Show More Summary

FFA + CSX Team Up To Hit the Track at the Brickyard

The Brickyard 400 will make history once again this year as the No. 38 FFA + CSX Living to Serve Ford becomes the first car to represent the 87-year-old, Indianapolis-based agricultural education and youth service organization, the largest...Show More Summary

Drone Study Identifies Benefits for Farmers

The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with drone solutions company Measure, have released a study that identifies and quantifies the benefits of drone technology in precision agriculture. “While lots of drone hardware has been...Show More Summary

Scholl Elected Farm Foundation Board Chairman

The Farm Foundation Board of Trustees has elected a new chairman. Mark S. Scholl of J and M Scholl in Owensboro, KY was elected chairman at the Board’s recent annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Joe Swedberg, who recently retired as Vice President of Legislative Affairs with Hormel Foods Corporation, was elected vice chairman. Scholl is President of J and M... Read More

Tax Bill to Help Ag, Other Small Businesses

The Senate Finance Committee has moved forward legislation seen as important to agriculture and other small businesses. Farm Bureau is praising committee passage of the measure to extend important tax provisions through 2016. The legislation...Show More Summary

AgNerd Cloud – Apple Watch Review

I’ve finally had a chance to put some thoughts in writing about my ZimmWatch (Apple Watch). AgNerds have been bugging me to get it done. I’ve been wearing it for over a month now. I’ve traveled with it and worn it throughout the day to see how much I would use it, how I would use it and if I... Read More

Majority Polled Say Crops ‘Real Good’

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How are the crops in your area looking?” After reviewing these poll results I feel a glimpse of optimism for the crop outlook. However, it is still raining here in the Midwest and like one poller commented, soybeans are taking a hit. Chuck and Cindy have been talking with growers throughout the corn and... Read More

New Workmaster Tractors From New Holland

Pro Work Tools is a good name for the New Holland team that deals with utility and compact tractors. During New Holland media days Todd DeBock walked us through what makes them so much in demand. In fact, orders for Workmaster compact tractors through dealers have come in so strong they’ve sold out into 2016! Todd says the first thing... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

Tucker Carlson, Political News Commentator and Co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend, will present An Insider’s Look at Washington, Politics and Everything In Between on Wednesay, September 30 at the General Session Luncheon of the 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference. Show More Summary

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