Nov 21, 2014

Hello ZimmComm Fans:

We hope you've been enjoying a week of stories from the NAFB Convention on the AgWired websites.  We've still got more to go too.  Next week will be a slow holiday week for some people but not Chuck and Cindy.  They will be spending time with family as their youngest daughter Caitlin gets married to Clint Underwood!

Here are some interviews/audio from this week you might have missed.  Remember, there is always more on the websites!

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:

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USFRA Charts Course into the Future
The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) was officially launched four years ago at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention and this year the organization announced a new chair.  MORE

No Agriculture in Obama Immigration Action

President Obama made good on his promise to make changes in the nation's "broken" immigration system, but there's no mention of agriculture or farm workers in his planMORE

Corn and Soybean Groups React to EPA Decision

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced they will not be finalizing the the 2014 applicable percentage of standards under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year. They also announced that the compliance deadline for 2013 RFS standards will also take place in 2015. Both corn and soybean groups reacted to the announcement, which impacts ethanol and biodiesel production and demand.  MORE
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RFA CEO Talks Ethanol Issue with Broadcasters
Attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City last week, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen talked about all of the important issues facing the ethanol industry with farm broadcasters from around the nation. MORE

USDA Looks to Get Ethanol From Kudzu

It might be the scourge of the south, but kudzu could become the next feedstock for biofuels. MORE

Wetzel Blade Wins Clean Energy Award

Wetzel Blade was awarded a 2014 Clean Energy Venture Award during the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory's NREL Industry Growth Forum. The company won the honor for its work on a pre-fabricated, field-assembled turbine blade that boosts production capacity and outlasts current generation composite blades. The start-up company will receive in-kind commercialization support designed to help increase its chances of becoming commercially successful. MORE


FarmLink Introduces TrueHarvest

MachineryLink has just wrapped up their 14th harvest and they have expanded their operation from machines into data. TrueHarvest is another component of FarmLink where growers can compare their data that they have gathered through their yield monitors to see how their fields compare with another field with very similar conditions as their own.  MORE


FMC Introduces 3RIVE 3D Technology

Do you want your corn to thrive? How about 3RIVE 3D? That's a new product from FMC. It is a crop protection delivery platform for three-dimensional in-furrow protection. The patent-pending 3RIVE 3D™ technology integrates formulation technology, application technology and active ingredients to increase net planting speed, in-furrow protection and early season success. MORE

Report: Cover Crops Boost Yield, Benefit Soil


A new report shows that cover crops boost yields while benefiting the soil and other pluses. The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) funded research, carried out by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), surveyed nearly 2,000 users and non-users of cover crops and showed the challenges and benefits farmers expect from cover crops. MORE



Crop Health Lab's Power Growers Seminar


Fruit and vegetable growers recently flocked to Santa Clara, CA for Crop Health Laboratories' Power Growers Seminar on plant sap analysis. Learn from founder of NovaCropControl/HortiNova and get all your questions answered when it comes to plant sap analysis. Find all my interviews and photos from the event below. MORE

Listen to audio here.


RFA Comments on Indirect Land Use Report
A new analysis of real-world land use data by Iowa State University raises serious concerns about the accuracy of models used by regulatory agencies regarding "indirect land use changes" (ILUC) attributed to biofuels production, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). MORE


2014 NAFB Trade Talk
The 71st annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention once again featured the popular Trade Talk event, where over 100 companies and organizations lined up for interviews with broadcasters from all over the country. MORE
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Beef - Best Tasting Multivitamin

As Executive Chef for the Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB), Dave Zino doesn't get to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen. The road is his home as he travels across the country educating consumers, food service operators and retailers how to merchandise and cook beef. MORE

Celebrating Exciting Times in American Sheep


The 2014 Trade Talk brought me to the American Sheep Industry Association booth during last week's National Association of Farm Broadcasting's annual meeting. Executive director for American Sheep, Peter Orwick, recapped the wool and lamb markets and shared some exciting news about the organization. MORE

FSA Programs Assist Producers


Administrator for USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), Val Dolcini, explained what programs his agency has to assist livestock producers during National Association of Farm Broadcasting's Trade Talk last week in Kansas City, MO. MORE

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