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2017 Ag Media Summit

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:15:34 +0000

In between the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and the InfoAg Conference is this year’s Ag Media Summit. Yep, the ZimmComm Team is on the agriblogging highway. Cindy just finished covering the Peanut Growers Conference in San Destin, FL and producing content for their blog. Jamie Johansen and I are attending the Ag Media Summit, in Snowbird, UT, courtesy of FMC, ...



Congressmen Talk Farm Bill at Peanut Meeting

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:32:35 +0000

U.S. Representatives Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Austin Scott (R-GA) both shared their perspectives on the new administration, gridlock in Congress, and the outlook for a 2018 farm bill at the 2017 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Saturday. “It’s going to be a tough fight, I don’t want anybody to fool themselves,” said Rep. Rogers about getting the next farm bill passed ...


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/spgc17-scott-rogers.mp3




Peanut Growers Navigating the Marketplace

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:56:00 +0000

The theme for the 19th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference theme is Navigating the Marketplace and this marks the 10th year in a row for us to attend and populate the conference blog for this great group of farmers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. This is the second year the event has been held at the Sandestin Resort on ...


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/spgc17-barton.mp3




ZimmCast with FLM Harvest CEO

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:00:40 +0000

We recently published the announcement about the Harvest PR & Marketing acquisition by FLM+ and I thought it would be interesting to have a conversation with Rob McClelland, president/CEO, of what will now be known as FLM Harvest. So, that’s this week’s program. Rob and I have a conversation about how this deal came to be and what it means ...


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcast/zimmcast553-7-20-17.mp3




Zimfo Bytes 7/21

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:55 +0000

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, is joining alliantgroup as the firm’s new Chairmen of Agriculture. Mahindra North America and RFD-TV are honoring first responders with an essay contest.  Police departments, firefighter departments, and EMTs are eligible to be nominated by anyone over the age of 18. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed three positions within the USDA’s ...



U.S. Rice Heading to China

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:46 +0000

History was made this week when an agreement permitting US rice exports to China was signed during bi-lateral trade meetings held in Washington DC. An inspection of US rice mills and packaging facilities by the Chinese phytosanitary authorities is the next step to take place. The first exports to China will take several months but will provide a boost to ...


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/us-rice-china-yielding.mp3




Arkansas Cattlemen Take On the Black Headed Vulture

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:13:16 +0000

Cattle producers seek depredation order from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service allowing producers to control an invasive vulture species stalking and killing livestock. I was recently in North Central Arkansas where I saw first hand the devastation the Black Headed Vulture leaves in its wake. Adam McClung, Executive Vice President, Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), said, “The Black Headed Vultures ...


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/ark-buzzards-mcclung.mp3




Two More USDA Appointees Announced

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:56:23 +0000

President Donald Trump intends nominate Indiana Agriculture Director Ted McKinney to be USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs and former Iowa economics professor Dr. Sam Clovis for Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics. McKinney grew up on a family farm in Tipton, Indiana. He began his career at Elanco Products Company in 1981, and in 1990 ...



Senator Blasts Ethanol from the Floor

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:09:44 +0000

As over 200 corn growers were meeting in the nation’s capitol this week, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) blasted corn ethanol in an attempt to kill legislation that would allow 15% ethanol blends to be sold year round, instead of being restricted in some areas during the summer months. Inhofe began his speech by complaining that “the fossil fuel industry has ...


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/inhofe-ethanol.mp3




Teachers Offered a Day on the Farm

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:03:44 +0000

The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) has partnered with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to start a program to help urban teachers learn more about agriculture so they can teach it to their students. To kick it off, educators in Minneapolis and Sacramento are invited to take a farm tour at the end of August to engage ...


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/usfra-mn-soy.mp3