December 9, 2011
Hello ZimmComm Fans:

As you may be noticing, the ZimmComm team has been back on the agriblogging highway. We're getting a break at the end of the year but things will heat up fast after the first. Which prompts us to ask if you've got the team scheduled for your event or locked in your sponsorship of our coverage of an industry event. You'll get professional photographers and farm podcasters who will provide you with significant "content" you can use in a variety of ways - newsletters, websites, posters, brochures, magazines, broadcasts and just about anything you can imagine. And that doesn't include online exposure on some of the most search engine optimized websites in agriculture starting with our flagship,! How about getting on our calendar. It is already filling up pretty fast. Some industry events we don't have on our schedule yet include Beltwide Cotton Conference, World Ag Expo and the Agricultural Relations Council annual mtg. Please contact Chuck or Dave Larson for a proposal.

Speaking of the agriblogging highway, Cindy just returned from the National Agricultural Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas courtesy of BASF and Chuck returned the end of last week from the Boehringer Ingelheim 2011 PRRS ARC&E Seminar in Chicago. You can full coverage from them including photos on AgWired.

In our latest ZimmPoll we asked the question, "With net farm income up this year, how is your income?" The idea for the question came from the recent USDA Economic Research Service Net Farm Income Forecast that showed a 28% increase over 2010. The responses to our question were Higher - 34.4%; Lower - 31.2% and Same - 34.4%.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live. We're asking the question,"What's tops on your Christmas gift list?" If your income is the same or higher than last year perhaps you have a little more in the disposable category for holiday shopping. What categories are tops for you this year?

Here are some interviews from this week that you might have missed:

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:

AgWired  AgWired   

Financial Impact Of Eliminating PRRS

There is a serious financial impact from the PRRS disease in pigs and at the Boehringer Ingelheim PRRS Seminar we learned how much. Dr. Derold Holtkamp, Iowa State University, made a presentation titled, "Bio-economics: The Impact of PRRS & PRRS Control. He had recently completed a Pork Board cost of PRRS study and says they were able to use that data to calculate the impact of the disease in an area control project. MORE


Raven Simplified

It is hard to believe that the AgWired App has been out for over a year! And the company staking an immediate sponsorship claim was and still is Raven, Precision Simplified. In this week's program we're going to learn that Raven has just "Simplified" their website and sees social media as a great opportunity to engage with their customers. MORE 


Ag Aviators are Unsung Farming Heroes

Aerial applicators really don't get the credit they deserve when it comes to helping to feed a growing population.  MORE


DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel  

New Ethanol Production Record Set

Ethanol production hit an all time high last week, according to the latest figures from the Energy Information AdministrationMORE

American Ethanol Celebrates Great First Year

The partnership between NASCAR and ethanol is officially one year old and it has been a great year for racing on the renewable fuel.  MORE 

RFA Responds to Letter Sent to Senate Committee

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has sent a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee leadership refuting statements that were made in a Nov. 30th letter sent to the committee by ethanol critics.  MORE
PPMark  Precision Pays 

Raven Simplifies New Website

It is hard to believe that the AgWired App has been out for over a year! And the company staking an immediate sponsorship claim was and still is Raven, Precision Simplified. To learn how Raven has just "Simplified" their website and sees social media as a great opportunity to engage with their customers I spoke with Paul Welbig, Director of Marketing and Slingshot Operations.  MORE


Novariant Secures $10 Million in Financing

Novariant, a leading provider of precision steering products for the agricultural market, today announced the closing of a $10 million debt facility from BlueCrest Capital Finance, L.P. The funds will be used to expand Novariant's current initiatives in new product development and to support the company's growth.  MORE 

Differential Correction Sources - Which One is Right For Me?

Many times when growers who are new to precision agriculture start to think of how to apply the technologies available on their farms, they struggle with choosing the correct level of precision for their intended use of technology. There are many service options available and depending on what you plan to do with it, this choice will make or break the success you will have with your new purchase.  MORE


Podcast 2  

World Dairy Diary      

The Holstein Association USA has made their 2012 National and Qualified Judges Lists available.   MORE 

Volunteers Needed for Pa. Farm Show 


Attention Pa. dairy farmers! Your help is needed 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg on Jan. 7 - 14. Volunteers will assist in providing consumers with a look at a modern dairy farm.  MORE        

Enchanted Dairy Minn. Producer of Year

Congratulations to Enchanted Dairy, LLP for being named Minnesota's 2011 Producer of the Year! The award is given annually by the Minnesota Milk Producers Association in recognition of a farm that has a proven commitment to the dairy industry, manages its farm for future generations, and is active in their local community. Watch this video to learn all about the farm!  MORE        
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