Sep 19, 2014
Hello ZimmComm Fans:

Today is Apple AgNerd day since the new iPhone 6 models are now available in stores. Of course Chuck already has his. If you're getting one don't forget to make sure you have the newly updated AgWired App on it. It's free and also available for Android. Of course, on any mobile device you can install a browser app to your home screen. Just open and a pop-up will ask if you want to add it to your home screen. It is also a great AgWired App option! Thanks to iCropTrak for continuing as our AgWired App sponsor!

Speaking of Apple our latest New Holland sponsored ZimmPoll asked if you would buy an Apple Watch, which is scheduled to come out early next year. The results were pretty mixed. Most people probably want to wait to see what changes might come out at actual launch time.

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

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:
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Great American Wheat Harvest Update
Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast and thank you GROWMARK for continuing to be the sponsor for this podcast which is now on weekly episode 451!  MORE

Missouri Right to Farm Prevails in Recount

The recount is complete for Amendment 1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment, and the very close Aug. 5 election results have been upheld. MORE

Updated AgWired App

If you have the AgWired App or don't have it, now's a good time to update it or download it. We've just finished an AgWired App update for iOS and Android to keep up with changes in those platforms. New functionality is being researched for our next update. You can get it free in the iTunes Store or Google Play. MORE
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Cellulosic Making Progress Despite Uncertainty
Advanced and cellulosic biofuels producers continue to press the administration for certainty in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to continue making investments for future expansion. MORE

Stanford Releases State Clean Energy Cookbook

States are implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency program that could be adopted by their neighbors to improve their economies and reduce emissions cost-effectively according to a joint study by Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy. These policies could be particularly valuable as states develop plans to meet pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations to cut power plant carbon emissions.  MORE

ACE Urges Support for STB Reauth Act

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is urging leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee to support S. 2777, the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Ace of 2014. In a letter, Brian Jennings, executive vice president for ACE writes U.S. corn-based ethanol is the most economical transportation fuel in the world. And when factoring in its favorable blending economics along with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), ethanol is capable of comprising more than its 10 percent share of the U.S. gasoline market. MORE

Hick Chick Chat talks Budweiser Clydesdales

I've always been infatuated with draft horses and honestly, do they get any better than the Budweiser Clydesdales? Several years ago when I worked for a local radio station they were at our state fair and I was lucky enough to be able to hold the reins of one during morning exercise. I was in awe. They are beautiful creatures that just make me smile with their gentle natures. MORE



State-of-the-art Grain Rail Terminal Open for 2014 Harvest

Landmark Services Cooperative announces the opening of their new Grain Rail Facility in Fall River, Wis. Grain growers can now market their grain quickly and efficiently at this new location.

PrecisionHawk Raises $10 Million


This weeks, PrecisionHawk, closed a Series B financing round of approximately $10 million led by New York City-based investor Millennium Technology Value Partners. Existing investors, Bob Young, founder of RedHat, and the Innovate Indiana Fund, an Indiana University affiliated venture company, also participated in the round. MORE



RFA CEO Comments on Ethanol Issues


In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen discusses the recent Quad County Corn Processors cellulosic ethanol production grand opening, the record corn crop and ethanol production this year, new Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) ad campaigns and whether EPA will change the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations that are under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review. MORE


GOP Ag Commissioners on Federal Outreach
Members of the Republican Agriculture Commissioners Committee hosted a conference call Monday to discuss the impact of federal overreach on agriculture in the United States and back the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in calling for the proposed "Waters of the U.S." (WOTUS) rule to be withdrawn.  MORE


USDA Conservation Grants Announced
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. The Secretary made the announcement while visiting a farm in Moline, Illinois. The grants are funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Those receiving the grants must work with producers and forestland owners to develop and demonstrate the new technologies and approaches. At least 50 percent of the total cost of CIG projects must come from non-federal matching funds, including cash and in-kind contributions provided by the grant recipient. MORE




Manage Forage Quality to Support Dairy Cow Health & Production

Each new harvest season can bring changes in forage quality which can have a negative impact on dairy cow health and productivity. Because nutritive value, mold, yeast and mycotoxins can vary considerably from season to season and from bunker to bunker, producers are encouraged to proactively manage this transition. MORE

Merck Animal Health Sponsors Food Systems Fellowship Program


As a partner in the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce three $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to students who are participating in the program. During the past nine years, Merck Animal Health has provided various scholarship opportunities for more than 100 students focused on working in the food animal industry. MORE

American Royal Announces 2014 Royal Scholars


The American Royal Association was pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Royal Scholars at the 12th Annual American Royal Business and Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, September 10 in Kemper Arena. MORE
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