February 22, 2013  

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm team got a break from the agriblogging highway this week. That has given us time to get a lot of interviews posted from recent events like the National Biodiesel ConferenceNational Ethanol ConferenceCattle Industry ConventionInternational Poultry ExpoAG CONNECT Expo and National Farm Machinery Show. Now it's time for the team to get on the road again. Chuck heads out tomorrow for The Meat Conference in Nashville and then on to Kissimmee for Commodity Classic. He'll be joined there by Cindy and Jamie. Then Cindy heads from there to San Diego for a Boehringer Ingelheim event. Whew.

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! 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:
And you'll find a lot more on our websites!

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:

 AgWired  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

DomesticFuel  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
 Precision Pays

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 Plus

The 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

 World Dairy Diary  


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  

Contact Information
ZimmComm New Media

1507 Templemore Dr.
Cantonment, FL 32533
850-780-6617 office
850-308-1221 fax
email: [email protected] (inquiries/news releases/announcements)
Chuck on Twitter
Cindy on Twitter

Advertising: Dave Larson, Larson Enterprises  

   Roundup Ready Plus