November 29 , 2016
Howdy ZimmComm Fans:

The ZimmComm team hopes you had a wonderful thanksgiving.  It is back on the agriblogging highway this week for Chuck as he covers the ARA Convention in Orlando courtesy of FMC and ARA.

Here is a list of 2017 conferences and shows where we would like to put the Golden ZimmComm Microphone to work amplifying your messages and sponsorships.  Consider putting us in your plans now by contacting Chuck or Clint for a quote.

American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting
National Biodiesel Conference
Cattle Industry Conference and Trade Show
International Production and Processing Expo 
National Farm Machinery Show
National Ethanol Conference
Commodity Classic
National Ag Day
IFAJ 2017 World Congress

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:


At the recent  National Association of Farm Broadcasting  Trade Talk we learned that   Agrible's Morning Farm Report  is now available through the John Deere Operations Center.

Lance Ruppert is the Director of Agronomy Marketing for  GROWMARK . Among his many other responsibilities, Ruppert participated in the  National Association of Farm Broadcasting  Trade Talk event in Kansas City earlier this month.

The Kansas Corn Commission is one of 16 state corn grower groups that are members of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), along with the National Corn Growers Association, and communications director Sue Schulte says it is very beneficial for them.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its the final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

The National Corn Growers Association is optimistic about what a Trump presidency can mean for agriculture.

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the final 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) with increased volumes for all categories as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Reporters at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting were eager to find out more from BASF about when Engenia herbicide will be registered for use.

It's been a big year for John Deere, as Product Marketing Manager Doug Felter can tell you.  For starters, there was the addition of the Nutrient Applicator- a first for Deere.

California federal court this week ruled in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a coalition of agricultural industry organizations in a legal challenge to order the regulation of seeds treated with pesticides as if the seeds themselves were the pesticides.

While close to 350 million Christmas trees are growing on farms throughout the country, a Christmas tree from Wisconsin made its way to the White House Friday where it was presented to First Lady Michelle Obama.

Interview with Dave Vander Velden, Whispering Pines

The National Pork Board hosted a media teleconference this morning to address the current state of U.S. pork production, highlight current market trends, and define the impact these trends are having on America's 60,000 pork producers.


Over the last ten years, the  Animal Ag Alliance have sent representatives to animal rights conferences to listen and to learn about trends, campaigns planned and tactics intended to be deployed.

Interview with Kay Johnson Smith, Animal Ag Alliance

With pork producers currently operating on negative margins, and projections that those margins will remain negative throughout 2017, minimizing production costs through disease prevention is more important than ever.

Today's world moves fast, but nutrition shouldn't take a backseat for busy families.

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