State of the Ethanol Industry from #RFANEC

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen gave his annual State of the Industry address at the National Ethanol Conference today, addressing more than 1,000 attendees in San Diego. Last year was “a record year for production, a record year for net exports, a record year for domestic demand, and a record year for E15 sales and infrastructure …

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Preview of #NFMS17

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Greetings from Louisville and the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show! I arrived early yesterday and one of the first people I ran into was Steve Kelly, Executive Director of Expositions, so we sat down for a preview chat for this year’s event. Steve says they have filled 1.2 million square feet of space under roof and there’s enough demand to …

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National Stewardship Award Presented at #CattleCon17

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Congratulations go to Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND. The ranch was named national 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Jamie was on hand to talk with Jerry Doan, family member, about their operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and …

Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Environment, Sustainability, ZimmCast

#IPPE17 Featured Some Farm Policy Talk

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Attendees at the International Production & Processing Expo were able to listen to an outlook on farm policy in this new government administration year. I sat down with Joel Newman, President/CEO, American Feed Industry Association, to get some takeaways from his presentation. As we look at this new administration we see that there are some opportunities there but also some …

Audio, Farm Policy, Feed, IPPE

Buds and Pods Part Two

Chuck Zimmerman

Part One in this series focused on buds. Now it’s time to talk pods, as in Apple AirPods ($159.00). When the @AgriBlogger is on the highway he needs good sound, hands freedom, reliability, good battery life, simple to use. I get that with these. My trial trip was the week of the Potato Expo. I wore my AirPods off and …

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Best of NAMA Winners From Region V

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The regional awards in the Best of NAMA competition are being announced this month. The National Agri-Marketing Association chapters: Carolinas/Virginia, Midsouth, Florida and Southeastern had events. Out of the 214 entries submitted in this region, attendees at each event learned who would be eligible to compete in the National Best of NAMA Competition. Download a list of the winners and …

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ZimmCast with CNH Industrial

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I get to talk precision ag with the new Industry Relations Manager, Precision Solutions and Telematics for CNH Industrial, Dan Danford. Dan already has travel scheduled for the new job that will take him to South America and Europe as well as around the USA. In his role with CNH Industrial Dan will be getting involved with organizations …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, CNH, New Holland, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

John Deere Showing Biodiesel Support

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There was some John Deere green during the National Biodiesel Conference Vehicle Showcase this year. Chuck Studer, Director of Industry Relations, highlighted John Deere’s vast diesel equipment product line and long-standing involvement with biodiesel. John Deere was one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to get involved with biodiesel, approving B5 biodiesel blends for use in its engines in …

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