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FMC Freedom Pass for the VIP Farmer

This year FMC Agricultural Solutions launched Freedom Pass to give growers exclusive agronomic and economic incentives allowing more freedom in the field. We learned more about Freedom Pass at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week from Senior Communications Manager at FMC Lisa Homer. Show More Summary

NCGA Fighting For NAFTA

The National Corn Growers Association is making it clear that free trade with Mexico is a top priority for its members. NCGA First Vice President Lynn Chrisp said Mexico buys $2.5 billion worth of corn from U.S. farmers each year, making it the number one export market for that product. NCGA is one of 168 companies and trade associations from... Read More

NAWG President Resigns

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) this week announced the resignation of Kansas farmer David Schemm as president of the organization to “pursue other professional opportunities in his home state of Kansas.” “During his...Show More Summary

Precision Ag Bytes 11/1

National Plant Genome Initiative, shepherded by the National Corn Growers Association, is celebrating 20 years of genetic research.  The historic research effort to map the corn genome has resulted in significant economic and environmental dividends for farmers and society at large. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes 10/20

National Corn Growers Association will accept online harvest forms for the 2017 National Corn Yield Contest until Friday, December 1 at 4:30 pm CST.  Registration needs to be completed within two weeks of the final yield check or December 1, whichever comes first. Show More Summary

National Hay Association: Forages Important to Dairy Industry

National Hay Association President Amy Freeburg has been a commercial hay grower supplying the dairy industry for 45 years. Alfalfa hay is a key feed used in the dairy industry, but Freeburg says wheat straw is also used in dairy rations because it floats in the rumen of the cow. Members of the association also grow grasses for dairy goats,... Read More

North Dakota farmer now president of national corn group

A North Dakota farmer has taken the reins of the National Corn Growers Association. Arthur farmer Kevin Skunes began serving as the group's president on Sunday. He'll hold the position … Click to Continue »

Western Growers, United Fresh partner on recall insurance program

The United Fresh Produce Association and Western Growers have a new recall insurance program, Western Growers Shield. The United Fresh Produce Association and Western Growers have a new recall insurance program, Western Growers Shie...

Would Your Soil Pass the Tighty Whitey Test?

The Illinois Corn Growers Association had a head turning display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show centered around soil health. The question is, would your soil pass the tighty whitey test? “Search #SoilYourUndies online and you will find how farmers from all over the U.S. and Canada are taking this approach to learning more about soil health. The better health... Read More

Communicating with the National Association of Wheat Growers

This week’s ZimmCast continues my series visiting with farm organization Directors of Communications. At the Farm Progress Show I sat down with Caitlin Eannello, National Association of Wheat Growers, to talk about her career choice and what the challenges of the job are. Caitlin does not have a farm background but does have a passion to help farmers and a... Read More

NCGA Officers at #FPS17

Officers of the National Corn Growers Association are busy at the 2017 Farm Progress Show this week. I had a chance to chat with NCGA president Wesley Spurlock of Texas, first vice president Kevin Skunes from South Dakota, and 1st VP elect Lynn Chrisp first thing yesterday morning at show. We talked about a variety of topics, including crop conditions... Read More

U.S. Rice Production Finding New Markets

Greg Yielding of the U.S. Rice Producers Association says rice is looking good this year. He brought an outlook message to attendees of the recent Missouri Rice Council Field Day and says growers with good crops need to be deciding now if they’ll sell or wait at harvest time. Indicators point to a pretty tight market, he says. Whatever farmers... 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

If America is Overrun by Low-Skilled Migrants ...

... then why are fruit and vegetables rotting in the fields waiting to be picked? Across America, farms are experiencing similar troubles. In May, Tom Nassif, the president of Western Growers, a farming association representing family farmers in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico, traveled to Washington, DC, with 25 farm owners. Show More Summary

Ontario greenhouse growers group names leader

Leamington, Ontario-based Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association has named Joe Sbrocchi as general manager. Leamington, Ontario-based Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association has named Joe Sbrocchi as general manag...

California Is Growing Eight Times More Marijuana Than It Smokes, Growers Warn

California Growers Association warns of massive impending “pot surplus” to come. [ more › ]

California to cut back on surplus marijuana

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The executive director of the California GrowersAssociation, Hezekiah Allen, said Wednesday the state would have to scale down the production of marijuana as it is currently producing eight times the amount than is normally consumed. This hadn’t been a problem till now as the surplus was...

ZimmCast with NCGA Communications

In this week’s episode of the ZimmCast I talk with Mary Hagan, Vice President of Communications, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Although Mary didn’t imagine a career working in agricultural communications she has become a farm lover after the opportunity to work for NCGA came about. Show More Summary

NCGA Dedicated to Driving Ethanol Demand

State and National Corn Grower Association (NCGA) staff recently met to conduct an in-depth, state of the ethanol industry analysis in Bloomington, Illinois at the offices of Illinois Corn. The goal was to discuss and review the ethanol plan constructed by the group last November. Show More Summary

Competition to redefine role of corn

The National Corn Growers Association in the US launched a competition to find new uses for field corn.

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