Hello ZimmComm Fans:
Here's a reminder to our ag media friends. Please feel free to use any interviews, speeches or photos you find on our websites. You'll now find much more of this content on AgNewsWire.com
! Yes, we're working on some changes to this service which is what we started out with nine years ago. More to come on that when we get to the Agri-Marketing Conference in April.
Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "What grade would you give Ag Sec. Vilsack during his first term?"
Our poll results: The majority of you at twenty-nine percent gave Vilsack an A. Twenty-two percent said D; eighteen percent said B; seventeen percent said C; and fourteen percent said F. Since the poll grades were similar across the board we decided to calculate his overall average. On his first term paper Vilsack scored a C+.
Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "Does warranty influence your decision to purchase new equipment?" When shopping for new equipment there are many factors to consider that may make or break a purchase decision. Is warranty one of the top considerations? Let us know.
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
- Barry Nelson, John Deere, Ag Council of America Chair, on National Ag Day
- Ray Bingley, JCB, on new telescopic wheel loader
- Barry Newton, New Holland, new skid steer
- Chris Reat, Monsanto, cleaning field before planting
- Tracy Mack, GROWMARK, on river barge traffic
- Rip Rippetoe, President/CEO, Kentucky Fair Board, on National Farm Machinery Show
- Jim Bannerman, Alltech, on animal nutrition solutions
- John Urbanchuk, economist, on ethanol job creation
- Adam Walters, Ag Leader Technology, on SMS software
And you'll find a lot more on our websites!
Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:
AgWired Growmark is a Job Creator
The GROWMARK system continues to do its part to help the economy by creating jobs and they want to make sure they reach all the possible potential candidates for those jobs. MORE
National Ag Day Will Celebrate 40th Anniversary
How about a look ahead to spring weather and the celebration of agriculture? A lot of the country is dealing with winter weather right now and we hope everyone is safe during the current storm. But National Ag Day
is right around the corner. MORE
JCB Intros Telescopic Wheel Loader at NFMS
They've been running previous versions in Europe since 1995, but the good folks at JCB decided to show off their latest telescopic wheel loader, the TM320, at the National Farm Machinery Show. MORE
Domestic Fuel American Ethanol Continues Support of Austin Dillon
American Ethanol will be continuing its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon, who won Rookie of the Year last year, for the 2013 NASCAR season. MORE
ROUSH Reveals 3 New Ford AutoGas Fuel Systems
ROUSH CleanTech is now offering three new propane autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis. MORE
How High Will Gas Prices Go? Seriously, How High?
Ugh! I filled up my "economical" car today with gas for the low price of $41! It would have cost even more but I used ethanol, which in Iowa saves me nearly 10 cents a gallon. What I find so amazing is that we're supposed to have so much oil, yet strangely despite a "surplus," gas prices keep getting higher and higher. So what am I going to do about this? I'm heading to D.C. to participate in the American Coalition for Ethanol's (ACE) Biofuels Beltway Fly-in. MORE
Smart Precision Farming with Raven's SmarTrax MD
Doing things smarter, not harder, is what precision agriculture is all about, so it just makes sense that Raven Precision took the time to attend the recent National Farm Machinery Show and give farmers a peek at what they have to make their work a bit more efficient. MORE
PrecisionPays iPad Mini Giveaway!That's right - we want to hear from you. And give you a chance to win an iPad mini! Just let us know a little about yourself, how many total acres you farm, what kind of precision ag equipment you use, and you'll automatically be entered into the drawing. So scroll down to the form below and hit "submit". MORE
Sync Data with New FieldView PlusThe new FieldView™ Plus service from Precision Planting allows producers to sync data between multiple planters, combines, computers and additional iPads. In addition, it provides safe and secure file back-up. MORE
FarmFirst Successful Meeting
More than 200 dairy producers and industry members gathered for the inaugural FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Annual Meeting held Feb. 8-9 in Stevens Point, Wis. MORE
Jersey Association Has Record 2012
The American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) has announced that all-time records for production were established in 2012. MORE
The Story of Milk
A great new video from FrieslandCampina called the 'Story Of Milk.' Check it out. MORE
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