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Farm Journal Announces

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Eleven years ago when we started farm podcasting the new channel for farm news distribution was in its infancy. Look how far we’ve come with the latest announcement from Farm Journal Radio (pdf). Farmers are no different from the general public in adopting and using their smart phones and tablets to get information and... Read More

Vilsack Spotlights Ag Innovation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spotlighted agricultural innovations during an appearance at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Monday. Vilsack stressed the importance of global cooperation in biotechnology innovations. “It’s in...Show More Summary

Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Episode 3 – Not Groovy

Grooveshark loses big, the Turtles move on to a new target after a positive ruling and the MP3Tunes ruling gets trimmed...

Copyright 2.0 Show – Special Eps 2 – No Mana

Marvel and Jack Kirby settle copyright termination case, SiriusXM loses key battle over pre-1972 sound recordings and Kim Dotcom loses big in elections.

Vilsack Gaining on Glickman in Office

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is within two weeks of serving longer in that position than Dan Glickman under President Clinton. “In about 15 days he will beat my record, because I was in office about 5 years and 11 months,” said Glickman during his introduction of Vilsack at a Chicago Council on Global Affairs event on Monday. “He’s doing this... Read More

Global beef supplies continue to get tighter - AgMinute for October 6, 2014

Tight global supplies of beef will tighten further for the remainder of 2014 and into 2015, but record prices in the beef and cattle complex are firm on unwavering consumer demand. Click here for the full story

CFWF 2014 Award Winners

No conference is complete without awards and the Canadian Farm Writers Federation was no exception. Pictured here from left to right are some of CFWF’s best of the best for 2014. Alice McFarlane, Fabmar Communications received the Gold...Show More Summary

CFWF Discovers PEI Products

Cheese, mussels, potatoes and preserves were just a few of the many Prince Edward Island products that Canadian Farm Writers learned more about during the 2014 CFWF conference. Bruce MacNaughton and his wife operate the Prince Edward...Show More Summary

Get to Know Verdesian

Verdesian Life Sciences is a plant health plant nutrition company. According to CEO and founder JJ Grow, from the start their plan was to create a portfolio of companies that had really good technology focused on nitrogen and phosphorous efficiencies as well as delivery systems, elicitors and innocolents. Show More Summary

Verdesian – From the Lab to the Field

I recently had the opportunity to learn about Verdesian’s philosophy of how they take technologies and customize them to agriculture. I should take a step back and mention that Verdesian has a strong relationship with Los Alamos National...Show More Summary

2014 Kiwi Tour: Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog (From almost a week ago, hoping to catch up on the blog back log blogging) After the end of the Tuesday sessions of the Shar-E-Fest conference in Hamilton, Richard...Show More Summary

Can GOP Modernize? 'Yes' Since Boomers Economically Insecure, 'No' Due to Rush/FOX Poison

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green On Obama's ISIS "containment" policy. "Containment" worked with the Soviets in the Cold War and Hamas in Gaza... can it as well with ISIS since we can't kill all jihadists or the idea of a Caliphate? AlterShow More Summary

CASE Connects at CFWF 2014 Conference

Beautiful Prince Edward Island (PEI) was the spot for the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation 2014 Annual Conference and CASE IH was a Russet sponsor of the event. The sponsor categories were aptly named this year in honor of PEI’s largest agricultural industry – potatoes – and Russet is the top. Two shiny red CASE tractors decorated the lawn of the... Read More

New Holland Clean Energy Leader at Expo Milano 2015

During New Holland Blogger Days in Turin, Italy I met Carlo Lambro, Brand President (3rd from right). Before a fantastic dinner we sat down so I could interview him via ZimmGlass. I first asked him about New Holland’s decision to be a major supporter of Expo Milano 2015 and the Sustainable Farm pavilion they are constructing for next year’s event.... Read More

NCBA Concerns About Beef Checkoff

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met earlier this week with the Beef Checkoff working group and reportedly told them he’s planning on implementing a new checkoff program for the industry by January, 2016. The action would be taken under...Show More Summary

USDA Invests in Specialty Crop Producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack while in Miami, Florida announced nearly $118 million in grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops. The grants were authorized...Show More Summary

Grant supports alternative fruit research in Idaho - AgMinute for October 3, 2014

A $103,000 specialty crop grant will allow researchers at University of Idaho's Parma experiment station to continue trials aimed at helping growers produce alternative fruit and nut crops. Click here for the full story

Media given tour of Idaho dairy - AgMinute for October 2, 2014

Media members were taken on an extensive tour of a fourth-generation Idaho dairy Sept. 30. The Kuna dairy's owner said he viewed it as his responsibility to provide media and thus consumers a close-up look at how a dairy operates. Click here for the full story

KBOO Bike Show: Activism and Awareness

 Listen to the show (mp3, 20.1MB) Alon and Tori talk with Shannon Galpin, humanitarian and woman’s rights activist to talk about her new memoir, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan,Show More Summary

Wash. wheat farmer found GM plants in 2007 - AgMinute for October 1, 2014

A USDA investigation found a Washington farmer had experienced problems with glyphosate-resistant wheat in 2007 but destroyed the crop before it could be tested for a transgenic trait. Click Here for the full story

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