March 8, 2013  

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

After a wild couple of weeks the ZimmComm team gets a break in the action.  You'll see Chuck next in Washington, DC for National Ag Day activities courtesy of the American Seed Trade Association. We're also starting preparations for the April Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City, MO.  Plan to visit us in the Connection Point to learn what's new with this little new media company.  We will have some "what's new" to share with you there!

This week we shared some interesting information about Twitter users with you that comes from a Pew Research Center study.  One of the key findings is that the reaction to major events, especially political, often differs from public opinion.  A big reason why are the demographics of Twitter users who tend to be younger and more likely to be Democrats.  Interesting stuff which you read more on here.

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "What are your spring planting intentions for corn?"


Our poll results: Forty-four percent said More Than 50% and twenty-five percent said 50% Corn. Tying for 3rd, thirteen percent said less than 25% and Other. Six percent said 25% Corn. Even with the extreme drought conditions our poll shows that the majority of you are going to continue planting a lot of corn!


Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "Will the sequester monster impact you personally?" U.S. sequestration ordered by President Obama officially began Friday March 1st. Will sequestration impact you? Let us know.

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

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey on the state being the 4th largest producer of corn in world
Michelle Vigna, Monsanto, on new Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System
And you'll find a lot more on our websites.  Remember that you click on the links above to listen to or download .mp3 files!

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:

 AgWired  AgWired     

ENOGEN: Profitable Hybrid for Corn Farmers

Growers looking for a more profitable corn crop should consider planting ENOGEN corn. Ethanol producers looking for more gallons from a bushel of corn should look to farmers growing ENOGEN corn. I learned about the emerging corn trait designed specifically for ethanol production from Jeff Carver who is the ENOGEN Accounts Manager for Syngenta, when we spoke during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. MORE 



Bayer Connect Turns One

During the Bayer Ag Issues Forum it was announced that Bayer Connect is one year old. Happy birthday! Bayer Connect is where Bayer CropScience pulls in all their social media channels and content. MORE


Commodity Classic Media Man 

I don't know what the final, final totals are but before it ended the 2013 Commodity Classic broke records that include 6,180 attendees, 3,024 of which are growers and 1,024 first time attendees. MORE

DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel 

Ethanol - The Biggest Rural Success Story

According to Robert White, the Market Development Director for the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol is the biggest rural success story for American farmers in the past decade. White discussed with Jamie Johansen how ethanol has been a boon for farmers during the 2013 Commodity Classic held last week in Kissimmee, Florida. MORE


Growth Energy Leadership Conference Kicks off  

Today Growth Energy is kicking off its fourth annual Executive Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. The event is designed to bring Growth Energy members together to assess the state of the organization as well as the state of the ethanol industry. The conference will feature several roundtables with moderators and special guest speakers from NASCAR as well as the automobile, agriculture, and renewable energy industry. MORE

Duckweek for Biofuels?

Duckweed may be a viable material for biofuel production according to a new report in ACS' journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Duckweed is a fast growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes green. MORE
 Precision Pays

Six Secrets of Soybean Success 

University of Illinois Crop Physiologist Dr. Fred Below of Seven Wonders of the Corn Yield World fame revealed his Six Secrets of Soybean Success to growers for the first time last week at the 2013 Commodity Classic, thanks to BASF Crop Protection products. MORE 

Propane Pays on the Farm

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) booth at last week's Commodity Classic was the hot place for growers to learn more about how propane pays on the farm. MORE

Precision Pays 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 continue reading link below, fill out the form and hit "submit". MORE
 World Dairy Diary  


Let's Move! Launched 


First Lady Michelle Obama has launched Let's Move! Active Schools - an unprecedented collaboration to bring physical activity back to America's schools.  MORE  

Jersey Offers Bull Genetic Testing

Effective immediately, genomic testing for Jersey bulls can be ordered through the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA). MORE 

Awards Given at NMC Meeting

Congratulations to all of the National Dairy Quality Award winners, National Mastitis Council scholars and the National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control who were recognized during an awards luncheon on Jan. 29! MORE  

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