February 17, 2012

Hello ZimmComm Fans:   

The ZimmComm team is agriblogging from the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY.  You can see Chuck and Cindy's photos here

Just in time for the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show, our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "How do you think farm equipment sales will do this year compared to last?" Things are looking bright for exhibitors at the show since 48% said Higher. However, 34% said Lower and 18% said Same. That seems like a positive outlook. What do you think?

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "What's the next "big" thing in ag comm/social media?" Chuck posed this question last week and got quite a few responses. Here's your chance to weigh in on the subject. If you have a different choice please feel free to leave a comment.

Here are some interviews you might have missed this week:
Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:
AgWired  AgWired   

FMC Corporation is helping to educate growers, retailers and crop consultants on soybean best production practices and weed management strategies through its CropPro University: AuthorityŽ Herbicide Training Module.  MORE



Getting Social with NCGA and GROWMARK

In this week's ZimmCast you can hear about how GROWMARK is using social media to create a buzz and how the National Corn Growers Association is using social media for membership recruiting and grower services.  MORE 


Keeping Beef Safer than Ever

American consumers have never had a safer supply of beef, but there's always room for improvement, according to Dr. Guy Loneragan, professor of food safety and public health at Texas Tech University.  MORE
DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel  

ACE says E15 Could Help Ease Rising Gas Prices

Could E15 ethanol (a blend of 85% gasoline and 15% ethanol) be the economical answer to the nation's higher fuel costs? The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) believes so.  MORE
Looking Forward to a Dieselex Gold Rush

With the official roll out of the FS Energy Products newly-reformulated premium diesel fuel Dieselex Gold coming up next week, we got a little preview from GROWMARK marketing manager for refined and renewable fuels Mark Dehner at last week's National Biodiesel Conference.  MORE 

Ethanol Report on RFS Challenge  


The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased with the action taken by environmental groups in withdrawing from a lawsuit brought by the National Chicken Council, National Meat Association, and National Turkey Federation challenging EPA's Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).  MORE 



PPMark  Precision Pays 

National Farm Machinery is Really Big Show

The 47th annual National Farm Machinery Show is bigger and better than ever, according to Corinne Fetter, Director of Expositions for the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. Corinne is pictured here AgriTalk host Mike Adams during a break in the live broadcast of the show Wednesday.  MORE 

Growers Relate Pursuit of Max Yields Experience 

Growers want to hear what other growers have to say, so the grower panel was most popular at the two FS Green Plan Solutions Pursuit of Maximum Yields (POMY) events in Iowa and Illinois over the last two weeks. The growers on the panel were Phillip Hartke (left) and Steve Sondgeroth, both from IllinoisMORE       

Podcast 2 

Importance of Global Macroeconomics to US Farmers 

"You may not be interested in global macroeconomics, but it's interested in you."  MORE


World Dairy Diary      

The Jersey All American and Reserve All American winners of 2011 have been announced by the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.  MORE  

Iowa Governor Pledges Committment to Fuel Up to Play 60

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has pledged his commitment to child health and wellness through Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school health and wellness program that encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day.   MORE         

Hardy and Fenola Win Production Contest

Congratulations to Tucker Hardy, Belleville, Pa., for winning the National Jersey Youth Production Contest with his cow, Sniders Future Fenola.   MORE         
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