The 2012 Agri-Marketing Conference has been a fantastic one with near record attendance. We will have lots of stories and photos being posted onto AgWired over this weekend.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "Where are best job opportunities in agribusiness?" Here's what our poll results showed. Most picked Biotech at 28% with Energy coming in second at 21%. They were followed by Agronomy at 17%, Sales/Marketing/Communications at 15%, Dairy at 7% and both Crop Protection and Equipment at 6% each.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "Would you be willing to donate the proceeds from one acre of your farm to help your local food bank?" Let us know what you think and thanks to everyone who participates in our weekly poll!
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) hosted it's first ever Washington Legislative Forum this week and Senator John Hoeven took time to discuss the elements of the bipartisan Domestic Fuels Act that was released this past March. The discussion was timely as RFA recently released results of a poll showing that 58% of respondents were more likely to purchase fuels with higher domestic renewable fuel content, like E15, when available. The Domestic Fuels Act is aimed at making it easier for retailers to offer consumers higher blends of ethanol.MORE
A new poll showing strong support for renewable fuels validates some of the most important ethanol industry legislative priorities - including maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), commercializing E15, providing incentives for the development of cellulosic ethanol, limiting tax incentives for the oil industry, and requiring automobile manufacturers to build cars that will run on fuel sources other than oil. MORE
From premium diesel, gasoline and lubricants to propane, biodiesel and ethanol, the GROWMARK Energy Division continues to grow and offer high quality products to member cooperatives and the general public. MORE
Dairy cattle genetic evaluations are part of a controversy involving transferring the evaluations from USDA to the private sector. Leaders from A.I. companies, breed associations, milk testing organizations, and other aligned sectors will gather to determine if they can compromise to forge an agreement. MORE