Unconfusing the Confused Consumer

Chuck Zimmerman

Recent information shows that the meat industry in this country has a lot of work to do with the American consumer. At the recent 2013 Annual Meat Conference in Nashville Michael Uetz with Midan Marketing, spoke during one of the sessions titled, “Demystifying the Meat Case for Today’s Confused Consumer.” “We were shocked when we went in and talked with …

Ag Group, AMI, Audio, Elanco, Food, Meat

King Richard Talks Smithfield at Meat Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the greatest race car drivers of all time, “King” Richard Petty was at the 2013 Annual Meat Conference in Nashville, talking up one of the sponsors of his NASCAR team, Smithfield Foods. “This is first time I’ve ever been to a show like this, but it looks pretty interesting,” he said during an interview, jokingly adding that he …

Ag Group, AMI, Audio, Food, Meat

New Holland Commodity Classic Boomer Winners

Chuck Zimmerman

The New Holland drawing drew a typically large crowd to their exhibit during this afternoon’s Commodity Classic trade show. Growers who completed the demographic information on their registration form were automatically entered to win a New Holland Boomer 20 Compact Tractor. AgriTalks’s host Mike Adams announced the drawing again and the winners are Melvin & Patricia Cripe of Michigan. Actually …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, New Holland, Tractor

BASF Awards 10 Scholarships at Classic

Jamie Johansen

BASF, in partnership with American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) presented scholarships to 10 students during the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fl. “BASF is committed to the future of agriculture and our students play a huge role in sustaining the livelihood of the industry,” said Paul Rea, Vice President, …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Farming, Soybean, Wheat

Commodity Classic Trade Show Open

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s official. The Commodity Classic trade show is now open. The ribbon has been cut. There are over 1,000 exhibitors this year for the show. Wish we could stop and visit with all of them. We can’t but we’ll be sharing interviews with as many as we have time to. 2013 Commodity Classic Photo Album

Ag Group, Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic Breaking Records

Chuck Zimmerman

The numbers are suggesting that this year’s Commodity Classic will be another record buster. I visited with Patrick Delaney, Communications Director, American Soybean Association, in the media room to get an early look at how things are shaping up for this year’s combined annual meetings of the ASA, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum …

Ag Group, ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic

Science Behind BASF

Cindy Zimmerman

For seven years now, BASF Crop Protection has held a pre-Commodity Classic event for ag media to get a peak behind the stage of what the company brings to farmers and a growing world population. This year the event was held at Universal Studios and I would say it’s probably been the best one yet! Can’t wait to see how …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic

Case IH Talks “So God Made a Farmer” Ad at NFMS

John Davis

It’s possibly one of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time … Dodge Ram Trucks’ spot featuring the voice of Paul Harvey, reading in his characteristic way the moving poem, “So God Made a Farmer,” set to stirring images of the people who make possible our daily bread (and milk and meat and fuel). At the recent National Farm …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, FFA, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Spending a Minute with Jake at NFMS

John Davis

You can learn a lot in just a short time. Our friends at FMC have launched a video series they call the Authority Minute, a chance to educate growers and retailers about the importance of having an effective weed management program. Chuck caught up with host Jake Turner at the recent National Farm Machinery Show, just one stop on the …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Planting Intentions for Corn 2013

Talia Goes

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Does warranty influence your decision to purchase new equipment?” Our poll results: Almost all of you at eighty-seven percent said Yes, while thirteen percent said No. This poll certainly shows that warranty is a major consideration when shopping for new equipment! Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “What are your …

New Holland, ZimmPoll