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Think we'll get a new farm bill this year? Sorry, had to ask. We've been following along as the soap opera unfolds and it looks like a lot more drama to come.
This week Chuck is getting his first look at a Livestock Marketing Association convention in Montgomery, AL. In addition to the convention he's also a judge for the 50th World Livestock Auctioneer Championship. You can follow his coverage on AgWired
and see photos in his ever growing photo album
Chuck was also in RTP, NC this week for the U.S. celebration of Bayer's 150th Anniversary. While there he interviewed
several leaders of the company and of course took plenty of photos
Our latest ZimmPoll asked, "How good was your first cutting of hay?" Many of you felt your hay crop was better than last year. Hopefully this is a good sign for this season.
Our poll results: Thirty-five percent said Better Than Last Year, twenty-five percent said Same as Last Year, twenty-five percent said Worse Than Last Year, and fifteen percent said Other. The "Other" responses claimed it is too wet to cut hay. All this moisture is a cure for the drought but seems to have delayed hay season in parts of the country.
Our new ZimmPoll
is now live and asks the question, "What is your opinion of Senate immigration bill?"
With a Senate vote of 82-15 to allow further debate on legalizing the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants, update the hiring process and make legalization a breeze. President Obama claims it is "the best chance we've had in years". How do you feel? Let us know.
Here are some interviews from this week you might have missed:
Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:
| AgWired Construction & Agriculture Together at New Holland
Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast
. This is episode #399! That's a lot of interviews with leaders of the industry to share with you. Cindy and I have enjoyed every minute of it. MORE
Blueprint for Easy from BIVI
Vaccinating pigs against disease can be a time-consuming, back-straining process for humans and an unpleasant experience for the swine - but it doesn't have to be that way. MOREPodcast
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PERC Offers Propane Farm Incentive Program
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is encouraging producers to upgrade their grain dryers with a $5,000 incentive through the Propane Farm Incentive Program. Producers who purchase a new qualifying propane-fueled dryer from GSI Group or Mathews Co. now through the end of 2013 can apply for the incentive through PERC's nationwide research program. In exchange, producers report post-harvest performance data to PERC. MORE
Global Wind Day Puts Pressure on G8 Summit
This Saturday, June 15, is Global Wind Day
, and this year the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is asking people globally to put pressure on world leaders leading in to the G8 summit to keep their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and adopt renewable energy. MORE
New Application Controls in the Making at Raven
Staying on the cutting edge of precision agricultural technology isn't an easy thing to master, but the team at Raven Industries
has done just that. During the 2013 Raven Inovation Summit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota numerous products were unveiled. Three of them fall into the category of application controls
Precision Pays Profile - Jerome Tschetter
Jerome Tshetter was one of the panelists during the Raven Innovation Summit Producer Panel. The event held earlier this week brought dealers, growers and agriculture media from across the globe together to hear all about the new products Raven Industries has on the market. MORE
Pioneer Field360 Select SoftwareDuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer Field360 Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions. MORE
National Pork Trade Update
The National Pork Producers Council
held a telephone press conference this morning from Brussels, Belgium to discuss important trade issues related to U.S. pork, including the Chilean pork safeguard proceeding and the U.S. response, latest on U.S. Country of Origin Labeling and actions by Canada and Mexico, and progress on a U.S.-EU Free Trade Agreement - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. MOREPodcast
Interview with Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
The Senate has passed a farm bill once again, as it did last year, and now once again the burden falls on the House to pass their version to get the legislation into conference. Representative Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, a member of the House agriculture committee, is hopeful. MOREPodcast
National Milk Producers Federation Names New CEO
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) announced today that Chief Operating Officer Jim Mulhern will take over as President & Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2014. Mulhern has been appointed by the NMPF Board of Directors to fill the position held by Jerry Kozak since 1997. Earlier this year, Kozak had informed the Board of his desire to retire at the end of this year. MORE
Register for Regional NMC Conference
for the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Regional Meeting, July 23-24, in Portland, Maine. The pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, July 16. MORE
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