May 9, 2014


Hello ZimmComm Fans:

As the spring semester winds down on college campuses it's time for students to plan for the summer. We're looking for a summer intern. If you know a student who might be interested then pass them this link to where they can apply.

This week Chuck got on the agriblogging highway to Arlington and the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit courtesy of Elanco. Elanco wants you to join their Sensible Table initiative and say Enough when it comes to food and food security as we gear up to grow enough food to feed nine billion by 2050. Tweet about it with the hashtag #Feedthe9.

Last week's ZimmPoll said that Environmental and Economic were the most important part of sustainability. There's a word with many, many meanings! Our new ZimmPoll asks, "Is Climate Change impacting agriculture?" Thanks go out to New Holland for sponsoring our weekly poll.

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

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:
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ZimmCast with Paulsen's Sara Steever

We are so pleased to offer our sincere congratulations to a good friend and professional colleague Sara Steever, who was just named president of Paulsen Marketing! MORE

Cooking for Millennials

At the 2014 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit we've heard a lot about food and what millennials like and what triggers their choices. However, I liked a comment by Jason Clay, World Wildlife Fund, who said we've got 7 billion food experts in the world. So really, regardless of what generation you're in we all have opinions about food. MORE

Presenters Set for 2014 HR Roundtable

It's time to register for the 2014 Ag & Food HR Roundtable and learn from our engaging lineup of speakers. The Roundtable is the premier North American event for HR and educational professionals that provides relevant content examining recruitment and retention specifically within the agriculture and food industries. The 12th Annual Ag & Food HR Roundtable will be held August 5-7, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN, hosted by CHS, Inc. MORE
DomesticFuel  Domestic Fuel 

ANDRITZ to Market Tornado Pulper

ANDRITZ Inc. has signed an agreement with Bolton-Emerson Americas, LLC giving ANDRITZ exclusive rights to market and sell the Tornado Pulper for solid and liquid fuel applications, as well as biochemical processes. The Tornado Pulper is Bolton-Emerson's unique technology for preparing non-wood feedstocks (annual fibers, plants, and residues) so that they can be further treated with ANDRITZ technologies for conversion into renewable solid and liquid fuels or biochemicals. MORE

New Record Distillers Grains Exports

Distillers grains exports set a new monthly record in March, while U.S. ethanol exports rebounded from the previous month, according to the latest numbers.  MORE

USDA Announces REAP Funding

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the agency is seeking applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems. The funding announced today is being provided through USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). MORE

 Precision Pays

Hick Chick Chat on Sustainable Farming

At the recent Walmart Sustainable Products Expo, Monsanto made two significant commitments to help address critical challenges in the areas of water and nutrient efficiency. MORE


iCropTrak Introduces 60 Second Soil Zoning

iCropTrak has released a new mobile farming app with the ability to create a new grower, a new farm, add CLU field boundaries, and soil zones in as little as 60 seconds on an iPad without the need of a desktop or cloud server.MORE

Wireless Delivery of Real-Time Info to Growers 


DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation have announced a global collaboration to bring wireless data transfer technology solutions to farmers in leading agricultural markets, including the United States, Canada, Brazil and key European countries. The agreement will allow seamless interface of data and farm management information between AGCO equipment and EncircaSM services, the new whole-farm decision solutions offering from Pioneer that is designed to help growers improve their productivity and profitability.  MORE



2012 Census of Agriculture Report


USDA released the majority of data collected for the 2012 Census of Agriculture on Friday. The data was released at noon via webcast. MORE


Deepwater Wind Announces Right to Whale Protection

This morning the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Deepwater Wind held a media teleconference to announce an agreement to implement additional protections for marine mammals, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. MORE

Call to Reform Immigration for Farm Workers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined President of the United Farm Workers Arturo Rodriguez and President of Nisei Farmers League Manuel Cunha today on a conference call to discuss the importance of commonsense immigration reform for California's agriculture economy and rural communities.MORE

 World Dairy Diary  



Dairy Added to International Agri-Center Antique Museum                       


The International Agri-Center's Antique Farm Equipment Museum has received a generous donation from the Sybesma family of Tulare. The donation of antique dairy pharmaceutical supplies and walls of cattle brands are now on display at the museum in Tulare.  MORE 

Udder Teck, Inc. Launches Photo Contest


Udder Tech, Inc., introduces a new photo contest to celebrate National June Dairy Month. During the month of June, Udder Tech fans can submit photos of themselves or others in Udder Tech gear for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Udder Tech. MORE 

NMPF Smacks Sugar Focus of FDA Food Labeling

The National Milk Producers Federation has soured on efforts by the Food and Drug Administration to devote attention to regulating the names of certain types of sugar, while at the same time the agency is ignoring the misuse of dairy-specific names in foods with no milk content. MORE 
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