Sep 13, 2013  
Hello ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm team got a break in the action this week except for our John Davis who covered the New Holland/Fisher House True Blue Salute in Washington, DC.  Next week Chuck will in St. Louis for the NAMA Fall Conference.  He's hoping to see a lot of our agrimarketer friends there.

The team has continued to publish stories and interviews from the Farm Progress Show and IFAJ Congress   Take a look at all that content on our   There is a lot there for ag media to utilize!

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, "How important is it to learn about farming in other countries?"

Our poll results:
Very important 49%
Somewhat important 28%
Not important 10%
Who cares 10%
Other 3%

The ZimmComm team found their recent trip to Argentina valuable and we're already looking forward to Scotland next year for the same conference. We're glad you found the information they gleaned and shared to be important and interesting!

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question "Do you make contact with your members of Congress?" Many organizations pride themselves in grassroots involvement and encourage their membership to get in touch with their Congressional representatives at a local level. With a farm bill still undone and important legislation like immigration reform on the table, we want to know if you make the effort to let your members of Congress know how 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  AgWired     

IFAJ Master Class and Boot Camp

One of the great things about the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) is the professional improvement it offers for up and coming ag journalists all over the world. MORE


Next Generation of Farmers 

Bayer CropScience talked the next generation of farmers during their ag media luncheon at the recent Farm Progress Show. Bayer is looking at the future face of agriculture from the industry, employee and farmer prospective. MORE


ZimmComm Hits 100,000 Photos During IFAJ 2013 

Sometime last week during the IFAJ 2013 Congress, ZimmComm reached a milestone of 100,000 photos in our eight-year-old Flickr account. MORE
DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel 

Biodiesel Board Celebrates Milestones

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year and the fifth anniversary of their eco-friendly, green headquarters building in Jefferson City, Mo. MORE


Navy Increases Support for Energy Excelerator 

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced it will increase its support for Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based program that funds development of new and innovative energy ideas. The program, part of ONR's Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Program (APTEP), is an effort to discover groundbreaking energy technologies, and supports startup companies in bringing those technologies to the market.

Army Awards Wind Technologies Under MATOC 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), has awarded its third round of funding as part of the Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to a 17 wind technology contractors. MORE 
 Precision Pays

Funds to Improve Conservation on Agricultural Lands 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of 33 Conservation Innovation Grants to entities across the nation to develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate private lands conservation.  MORE


Argentina is Big on No Till


The latest available data for the United States shows about 35-40% of cropland is no till, but in Argentina it's 80% and growing. MORE 



New Holland Program Helps Military Families  

In grateful recognition of the courage, service and sacrifices which members of our Armed Forces, Police Officers, Firefighters and their families make every day, New Holland is proud to kickoff of this year's True Blue Salute program on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. MORE




Ag Secretary Speaks to Growth Energy 

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed
the Growth Energy Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning, focusing on passage of a new five-year "food, farm and jobs bill" and maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). MORE


RFA Comments on Corn Crop and E15 

Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Research and Development Geoff Cooper on several timely topics, including corn and ethanol production this year, cellulosic ethanol, the importance of the RFS, and sales of E15 ramping up again as summer volatility requirements end. MORE 


MGEX September USDA Crop Call 

USDA issued its September Crop Production forecast on Thursday, calling for a slight increase in corn production, a three percent decrease in the soybean crop and another one percent drop in cotton production.  MORE


 World Dairy Diary  



White Wave Seeks to Patent "Light Milk"    


WhiteWave Services Inc. has filed a patent application for 'light milk,' a lower-calorie alternative to skim milk without a watered-down flavor and mouthfeel. MORE 

Sorrento to be Rebranded


Sorrento Cheese will be rebranded under the Galbani brand, a worldwide brand that has owned the local business since the 1990s. MORE  
Mastitis Meeting Scheduled


The National Mastitis Council (NMC) will host its 53rd annual meeting, Jan. 26-28, 2014 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. MORE 
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