Jan 24, 2014
Hello ZimmComm Fans:
Got biodiesel? How about news and information from the National Biodiesel Conference? Chuck was the Biodiesel Blogger again this year. It's the 9th straight year that ZimmComm has blogged the conference for the National Biodiesel Board. He got lots of photos and interviews and has more to post in the next couple days before heading to Austin, TX for a NAMA Exec. Comm. Mtg.

Next week Cindy will be taking off for Atlanta and the International Production & Processing Expo courtesy of Novus International. While she's there Joanna Schroeder will be covering the Iowa Power Farming Show courtesy of Ag Leader Technology. We're looking forward to a busy end of winter and early spring.
Our newest ZimmPoll is getting quite a bit of attention. Anything involving the HSUS does. The question is "What's your opinion of state HSUS Ag Councils?" We have our own of course. What's yours?

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



Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:


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Kirk Leeds Receives Biodiesel Award 

One of the National Biodiesel Board Awards was presented this morning for Industry Partnership to Kirk Leeds, Iowa Soybean Association. MORE


Partnership for Farming Entrepreneurs 

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) recently announced a partnership to help strengthen rural America. The multi-year collaboration will address solutions to building greater economic opportunity and security for those who live in rural communities, starting with a program involving the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative to advance rural entrepreneurship. MORE

HSUS and Missouri Agriculture 

The Human Society of the United States (HSUS) has been forming "Ag Councils" around the country, most recently in Missouri, with the stated purpose of fostering "better animal welfare and environmental stewardship." The councils - which have also been been formed in Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina and Ohio - are made up of farmers, ranchers and conservationists, but some are understandably skeptical. MORE
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Obama, EPA Needs to Listen to Midwesterners

Hundreds of people from the Midwest turned out to submit comments today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the "Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard" hosted by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. MORE


Views on the Biodiesel Policy Climate 

Two former members of Congress talked about attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard at the National Biodiesel Conference this week in San Diego. MORE


Growth Energy Praises Senate Letter to EPA 

As the date quickly approaches for comments to be submitted to the EPA in response to their proposed 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO), last minute comments are flooding in to the EPA. It is estimated that more than 12,000 comments have already been submitted regarding the proposed rule. MORE

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Precision Planting Introduces New SpeedTube

A new seed delivery system now in development by Precision Planting promises to allow growers to plant corn and soybeans much faster than is possible with seed tubes. MORE 

Salford Group Expands Iowa Facility 

Salford Group has expanded their U.S. manufacturing operations in Osceola, IA by 36% to keep up with growing demand for their tillage and fertilizer application products. MORE

Top Agronomy Apps Provide Practical Solutions


The word "app" has become regularly used in the vocabulary of farmers and ranchers across the country. Apps are designed to help users perform useful tasks. MORE   



Lowering RFS Impact on Advanced Biofuels    

Cellulosic and advanced biofuels producers are very concerned that the EPA proposal to lower 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets will have a chilling effect on investment in the next generation of renewable fuels.  MORE

 RFS impact on Advanced Biofuels media call - Podcast

Media questions and answers
- Podcast

2014 National Biodiesel Conference         

The 2014 National Biodiesel Conference brings together people from all aspects of the industry. This year's event is held in San Diego, CA. and Chuck is there as their Biodiesel Blogger. Here you will find all his audio and links to posts from MORE


Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board, Speech - Podcast
Remarks from Jim Craig, 1980 U.S. Hockey Team goaliePodcast
Interview with Jim Craig, 1980 U.S. Hockey Team goalie - Podcast

 World Dairy Diary  



Hilmar to Build Powder Plant                  


The Hilmar Cheese Co. will be building a milk powder processing plant in Turlock, Calif.  MORE 

Apply for Dairy of Distinction Award 


Pennsylvania dairy farms are invited to apply for this year's Dairy of Distinction award from the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautification Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15.  MORE   
Nominate 2014 World Dairy Expo Person of the Year


Expo exhibitors, dairy producers, academic staff and dairy organizations are encouraged to nominate people who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and excellence with their farming operation or the industry for the 2014 World Dairy Expo Person of the Year award. You have until February 15 to make your nominations. MORE 
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