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Earn Your Spurs at the 2018 CCA Institute

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:15:02 +0000

Its time to register for the 2018 Cooperative Communicators Institute in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference is coming up June 2-5, with presentations on photography, infographics, computer security and more. The “Earn Your Spurs” conference will also recognize the 2018 Graznak and Klinefelter award honorees at the annual awards luncheon. Other available activities include a night out at Billy Bob’s ...

Zimfo Bytes 4/20

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:42:27 +0000

Victory Enterprises (VE) has announced the creation of an Agriculture Advocacy division designed to help agriculture clients navigate the public policy arena. The division will be led by Matt Alsager, a fixture of agriculture advocacy in Missouri and, Whitney Woolf, a seasoned political pro from Oklahoma. Syngenta has announced the acquisition of Abbott & Cobb, a U.S.-owned independent breeder, producer, ...

ZimmCast With New #GoldenMic Club Members

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:54:25 +0000

During the Agri-Marketing Conference the ZimmComm Team welcomed new people to the #GoldenMic Club. In our Connection Point booth we were set up to record interviews with attendees and I’m featuring a few of them in this week’s program and in weeks to come. This week you’ll hear Jamie Johansen interview: Stephanie Stalans, Helena Agri-Enterprises University of Wisconsin, Madison NAMA ...

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House Ag Committee Advances Agriculture and Nutrition Act

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:50:39 +0000

The House Agriculture Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to pass the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2) out of committee, a new farm bill designed by Republicans to “address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients.” All 20 Democrats on the historically-bipartisan committee voted against the legislation ...

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Midwest Seed Genetics Expansion and Growth Continues

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:30:22 +0000

Midwest Seed Genetics continues its growth with four senior managers joining the team. “The addition of these highly skilled individuals underscores our resolve in building a new, high quality, high performance hybrid corn and soybean company. Midwest Seed Genetics plan is to match exemplary products and people together to provide America’s row crop farmers with new choices.” said Don Funk, ...

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Launch of E-Connectivity Listening Sessions

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:18:52 +0000

This morning U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue provided opening remarks to a coalition of stakeholders to launch a series of regional listening sessions targeting the expansion of broadband access in rural America. You can watch the recording here or listen below. USDA has had programs for years to assist with local and regional broadband efforts but there is still ...

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China Imposes Import Fee on U.S. Sorghum

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:47:00 +0000

China’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed a “temporary antidumping measure” on U.S. sorghum imports, requiring a deposit of almost 179 percent on the value of sorghum shipments starting today. National Sorghum Producers president and CEO Tim Lust says they are “deeply disappointed” in the action. “National Sorghum Producers, alongside our producers, stakeholders and partners, has cooperated fully with China’s antidumping ...

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Precision Ag Bytes 4/18

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:08:00 +0000

A bipartisan coalition of 28 producers, national and state commodity groups, supply chain companies, and environmental and conservation groups have signed a letter to U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) urging them to support the Agriculture Data Act of 2018 (S. 2487). The coalition applauds Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar ...

Japan to Allow Use of U.S. Ethanol for Oxygenate

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:14:10 +0000

Ethanol market development organizations cheered the news out of Japan today that the government’s new biofuel policy will allow imports of the oxygenate ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol. A release from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy says Japan will now allow U.S. ethanol to meet up to 44 percent of a ...

Check Your Facebook Settings

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:42:10 +0000

The first time I received this message I didn’t really pay attention. Then I got it two more times and read it in full and researched it online to make sure this is a real thing. And guess what? It is a real thing. Essentially my account was one of the bazillion that had data involved in the whole Cambridge ...