January 18, 2013  

Hello ZimmComm Fans:


Winter farm meeting time is in high gear.  Chuck attended the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Nashville, TN this week and you can find his photos and interviews on AgWired. At the same time Cindy was attending a BASF Crop Protection Innovation Symposium for farmers in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Next up on the schedule is the last week of this month and it includes the International Poultry Expo courtesy of Novus International; AG CONNECT Expo & Summit; Iowa Power Farming Show courtesy of Ag Leader Technology and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. We'll see you from all those places.


It's a lot of travel time away from ZimmComm World Headquarters but we get to spend time with the greatest folks in the world. We have made so many friends over the years and value the time we get to work side by side them "out in the field." We hope to see you somewhere soon. 


Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question,"What do you think is top story of 2012?"

Our poll results: It looks like the majority of you at fifty-seven percent felt like "The Drought" was the top story for 2012. "No Farm Bill" came in at fourteen percent and ten percent said "USDA Meatless Monday Uproar."


Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "Should we sit down with HSUS in "common cause?" Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's comments at the AFBF annual meeting this week about sitting down in common cause have attracted a number of comments on AgWired and on social networks. So we thought this week's poll might produce some interesting feedback. Let us know what you think.


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

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:

 AgWired  AgWired     

BASF Opens Fields of Opportunity for Growers

About 275 growers from all over the nation have been learning about new "Fields of Opportunity" from BASF Crop Protection this week while getting a break from winter weather on Ft. Lauderdale beach.  MORE 

Should We Sit Down with HSUS in Common Cause?

Many eyebrows were raised during Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's speech at the AFBF convention yesterday. It was really a stand out moment in an otherwise pretty good speech and I wonder what you think about it. MORE

Agriculture to be on Display at Smithsonian

Think about putting your farm on display in a museum. You can. The American Farm Bureau Federation is working with the Smithsonian to create a new exhibit focused on agriculture. MORE
DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel  

Evance Wind Turbines Receive Certification

Evance Wind Turbines, a manufacturer of small wind turbines, has received full certification from the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC) for its 5kW R9000 turbine. MORE
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has released its latest "Energy Infrastructure Update," and finds that renewable energy sources including biomass, geothermal, solar, water, and wind, accounted by 49.10 percent of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during 2012. MORE
The American Petroleum Institute (API) announced a new TV advertising campaign. According to API's Senior Manager, Cindy Schild, the ad is designed to highlight the importance of the nation's refining industry. MORE
PPMark  Precision Pays
An end user's most important resource is their precision farming dealer. Ag Leader recognizes the importance of their dealer network and that's why, in 2013, we're going to introduce you to a few of those dedicated professionals in a series called "Getting to Know Ag Leader". MORE

Powering Your Precision Gadget

Got a new gadget on which you can use a new precision app for your farming operation? Then here's an option for making sure it stays charged up on the road or in the field. It's the Hyperjuice Micro. MORE

Winner of No-Till Product of the Year

For eight years running, readers of No-Till Farmer magazine have voted AGROTAIN nitrogen stabilizer by Koch Agronomic Services the top product in the fertility/soil amendments category. MORE


World Dairy Diary    

Drink Milk, Win Nobel?  

A new study published in Practical Neurology suggests that countries whose people consume the most milk and dairy products, per capita, also win the most Nobel Prizes, per capita. Drinking milk makes you smart! MORE

CWT Export Update  

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 10 requests for export assistance from Darigold, Michigan Milk Producers Association and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 1.358 million pounds (616 metric tons) of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, 2.519 million pounds (1,143 metric tons) of butter and 44,092 pounds of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and South America. The product will be delivered January through July 2013.   MORE

Sign Up Now For Annual Expansion Symposium

Dairy farmers and businesses can now sign up for the Dairy Business Association's 8th Annual Expansion Symposium, scheduled for February 19 and 20 in Green Bay. The event will be held at the KI Convention Center and will address the issues and topics that affect Wisconsin's dairy business. MORE  

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