March 1, 2013  

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

It is another big week for the ZimmComm team.  Chuck started the week at The Meat Conference in Nashville and from there he met up with Cindy at the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum preceding Commodity Classic.  Then Cindy attended the BASF Behind the Science event and on to Commodity Classic thanks to BASF and New Holland.  While Commodity Classic is finishing up Chuck is working with Jamie Johansen and Cindy has flown cross country to San Diego for a swine vet conference courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim.  We just might be ready for a short break!


Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "Does warranty influence your decision to purchase new equipment?"


Our poll results: Almost all of you at eighty-seven percent said Yes, while thirteen percent said No. This poll certainly shows that warranty is a major consideration when shopping for new equipment!

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "What are your spring planting intentions for corn?" The severe drought of 2012 may influence farmers to try something different this planting season. Will it affect how many acres of corn you plant for the 2013 crop? Let us know.

Here are some interviews you might have missed this week:

You will find many more interviews to enjoy and share on AgWired so please check it out.

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:

 AgWired  AgWired     

Unconfusing the Confused Consumer

Recent information shows that the meat industry in this country has a lot of work to do with the American consumer. At the recent 2013 Annual Meat Conference in Nashville Michael Uetz with Midan Marketing, spoke during one of the sessions titled, "Demystifying the Meat Case for Today's Confused Consumer. MORE



FMC Marketing with Authority

The Authority Minute is a video podcast series by FMC that has come about because as Paul Reghage, FMC, says, "Growers were telling us they like to hear from other growers." MORE


BASF Sponsors Corn Yield Contest

The National Corn Growers Association and National Corn Yield Contest State Award Winners Breakfast was help this morning during the 2013 Commodity Classic. MORE

DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel 

Solar Takes Lead in Renewable Energy Growth

According to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) "Electric Power Monthly," renewable energy sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) increased by 12.8 percent last year compared to 2011 and provided 5.4 percent of net U.S. electrical generation. MORE

D.C. Fly-in Just Around the Corner

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is gearing up to meet with nearly 100 of our country's legislators during its annual Biofuels Beltway Fly-in being held in Washington, D.C. March 13-14, 2013. To date, ACE has requested meetings with 100 Senate offices and key House members. MORE

EPA Approves New Biofuel Pathways Under RFS

Camelina, energy cane and renewable gasoline are now added to the list of qualifying feedstocks and fuels approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). MORE
 Precision Pays

Precision Pays Podcast: The Great American Wheat Harvest 

Custom harvesters are big users of precision technologies.  An upcoming documentary is now in production that will follow custom harvesters and show how wheat goes from the field to the bread on your dinner table. 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

Intellislope Helps Growers Install Field Drainage Tile

We recently caught up with Russ Mormon, Ag Leader sales representative, at the National Farm Machinery Show who told us a little more about Ag Leader's Intellislope tile plow control through the Integra display. MORE
 World Dairy Diary  


Holstein Seeks Adult JAC Members  


Holstein Association USA is currently seeking applications to fill two open seats for adult representatives from Areas III and IV on the Junior Advisory Committee (JAC). Applications must be submitted to Holstein Association USA by March 15, 2013.  MORE  

Nebraska Dairy Convention Registration Open

Nebraska dairy producers, their families and dairy industry representatives can look forward to a schedule of wide-ranging presentations, exciting activities and annual business meetings at the 2013 Nebraska Dairy Convention on Tuesday, March 12, at Divots Conference Center in Norfolk. MORE 

Schwartzbeck Wins Collinsworth Award

Congratulations to Austin Schwartzbeck of Union Bridge, Md. He has been named the Holstein Association USA's 2012 Overall Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Award recipient. MORE  

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