March 29, 2013  

Hello ZimmComm Fans:


We wish everyone a very blessed and happy Easter weekend. We'll be taking time off for this solemn and joyful celebration starting on Good Friday.


Come visit ZimmComm at booth 402 in the 2013 Agri-Marketing Conference Connection Point. We'll be announcing a fantastic booth giveaway drawing and of course there will be a new ZimmComm announcement at the show. Hope to see you there.


Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "Do you support continuing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)?"


Our poll results: Fifty-seven percent say Yes, It's Working, Twenty-nine percent say No, It's Not Working, twelve percent ask What is the RFS?, and a small portion at two percent say Other. Over half of you support the continuation of the Renewable Fuel Standard. For those who ask what is the RFS? The Renewable Fuel Standard regulations were developed by EPA in collaboration with refiners, renewable fuel producers, and many other stakeholders. The RFS program requires 36 billion gallons of renewable-fuel to be blended into gasoline by 2022.


Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, "Has winter weather affected drought conditions in your area?" Drought conditions coupled with below average snowfall are resulting in low topsoil moisture. Do you think this will impact the 2013 growing season? Let us know.


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

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:  


 AgWired  AgWired     

New Monsanto - Dupont Pioneer Licensing Agreement

Monsanto and Dupont Pioneer announced today "a series of technology licensing agreements." These agreements will expand the range of seed products they can offer farmers. The agreements include a multi-year, royalty-bearing license for Monsanto's next-generation soybean technologies in the United States and Canada. MORE


Agvocating on Ag Day 

There were lots of agvocates in Washington, DC last week for National Ag Day activities. They included some great young people and we'll hear from a few of them in this week's program. MORE


CHB Names 2012 Distinguished Chef

Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) announces the title of 2012 CHB Distinguished Chef and this year's recipient is truly dedicated to the brand. Robbi Jenkins, executive chef of Three Fires Steakhouse, Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Mayetta, KS. has many years in the culinary industry and very deserving of the award. MORE
DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel 

An American Success Story

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has created an 'infographic' promoting the benefits of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Entitled "An American Success Story," the new infographic pinpoints how the RFS is accomplishing the goals set by Congress. MORE 


Renewable Energy Up, Energy Consumption, CO2 Down 

According to the most recent issue of the "Monthly Energy Review" by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through December 31, 2012, renewable energy sources and natural gas expanded rapidly during the Obama Administration's first term while coal, nuclear power, oil imports and use, energy consumption, and CO2 emissions all declined significantly. MORE

Solar in Review 2012 

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has recently released the U.S. Solar Market Insight: Year-in-Review 2012. According to the report, solar is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S. The Solar Market Insight annual edition shows the U.S. installed 3,313 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012, a record for the industry. MORE 
 Precision Pays

The ROI of Smart Machine Technology 

Dr. Terry Kastens is an Emeritus Professor from Kansas State University. He's back to farming now and spoke during a Learning Center Session at Commodity Classic sponsored by John Deere. The session topic was "Better Data, Better Decisions: the ROI of Smart Machine Technology. MORE

Valley Introduces New Quickstart Prescription

Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, introduces the addition of QuickStart (QS) prescription writing to its Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) product, allowing growers to customize their water application throughout their field. MORE

Driftwatch Adopted by FieldWatch, Inc

DriftWatch, a voluntary online registry program created by Purdue University Agriculture and Biological Engineering has been given a new home with a new company called FieldWatch, Inc which will lead to a nationwide online crop registry for high-value pesticide sensitive crops. MORE

 World Dairy Diary  


See It! Stop It! Animal Care Starts With You  


The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), along with the Center for Food Integrity and the U.S. Pork Sector jointly launched "See It? Stop It! Animal Care Starts With You." A campaign to give proactive demonstration of agriculture's commitment to farm animal care. The initiative demands that if signs of animal abuse, neglect, mishandling or harm are seen, then we have an obligation to report it immediately.  MORE  

TalkJersey Call for Entries


TalkJersey, the national public speaking and presentation contest for Jersey youth, will be held for the eighth time in Amarillo, Texas, site of the 2013 annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc. Jersey owners between the ages of 7 and 20 on January 1, 2013, can participate in either the live public speaking contest or the recorded presentation division. 


Farm Reaches 70 Percent

The National Dairy FARM Program (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) has reached 70-percent participation. MORE  

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