Merry Christmas from the Pork Checkoff

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a message from CEO Bill Even about how the Pork Checkoff is taking lessons learned in 2020 to prepare the industry for the future. While 2020 has been far from what any of us could have imagined, as we begin the holiday season we are optimistic about what is in store for 2021. We will continue to leverage all …

Ag Groups, Pork Checkoff, Video

Agricultural Leaders Release Roadmap for Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers for Free Trade held a virtual press conference Tuesday to release a new report on the challenges and solutions for American agriculture on trade, supply chains and global competitiveness. The report is the culmination of a series of discussions across rural America with farmers, ag leaders and related industries including manufacturing and food producers and distributors. The report, organized …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Corn, Dairy, Pork, Trade

ZimmCast 661 – Going Virtual with ARA in 2020

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The Agricultural Retailers Association annual 2020 ARA Conference & Expo went virtual this year Dec. 1-2. Ag professionals from across the country went “All In For Ag Retail” with interactive workshops, engaging networking opportunities, and a 3D Expo Hall. During the event the ZimmComm Team collected relevant screenshots, conducted interviews with speakers, award winners and …

Ag Groups, ag retailers, Audio, Virtual, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 660 – Interviews from Virtual 2020 NAFB

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program Cindy and I share excerpts from interviews we recorded for the NAFB virtual convention. Some of these were before the convention so that they could be used in their virtual booth during Trade Talk. And some of them we recorded during the session. Included are now past NAFB President, Rita …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, ZimmCast

AMS Session Features Farm Policy Experts

Cindy Zimmerman

Three agricultural policy experts with a combined century of experience took a look at the Post-Election Farm Road during the Ag Media Summit yesterday. Mary Kay Thatcher of Syngenta, who could arguably be called the Queen of Farm Policy with a prior 30 years with American Farm Bureau Federation, was joined by National Association of Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer …

Ag Groups, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Policy, Syngenta

Ag Climate Alliance Unveils Policy Recommendations

Cindy Zimmerman

A diverse alliance of groups representing farming, forestry, food, government and environment today unveiled a set of recommendations to guide the development of federal climate policy. The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) was formed in February 2020 by four groups that now co-chair the alliance: American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and National …

AFBF, Ag Groups, Audio, climate, Environment

Ag and Biofuels Groups Congratulate President-Elect Biden

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Farm Bureau Federation was one of the first agricultural organizations to congratulate President-elect Biden on his election as called by news organizations over the weekend. “President-elect Biden’s term and a new Congress begin a new chapter in America’s story. Agriculture has been part of that story since the very first chapter, and we stand ready to work with …

AFBF, Ag Groups, Audio, Ethanol, RFA

2021 American Farm Bureau Convention Goes Virtual

Cindy Zimmerman

It is starting to look like most conventions kicking off 2021 will be going virtual. The American Farm Bureau Federation announced today that its 102nd Annual Convention will be held virtually following the cancellation of all events through Jan. 31, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center where the convention was scheduled to take place. The AFBF virtual convention will …

AFBF, Ag Groups, Beltwide Cotton, Biodiesel, Cotton, IPPE, National Biodiesel Conference, Poultry, Poultry Expo

American Soybean Association Marks 100 Years

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Soybean Association (ASA) returned to its roots this week to celebrate a century of representing U.S. soybean growers. ASA celebrated its 100th anniversary on the Indiana farm where it all started with a small but significant historical marker dedication and tours of heirloom soybean plots. ASA was formed when brothers Taylor, Noah and Finis Fouts hosted the first …

Ag Groups, ASA, Soybean

ZimmCast 650 – Preview of Virtual Agri-Marketing Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. This week’s program provides a preview of the National Agri-Marketing Association’s Virtual Agri-Marketing Conference which will be held August 11-13. Conference Chair Rebecca Ivey, Case IH, gives us a preview of the program. Following that I’m …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Audio, GROWMARK, Marketing, Media, ZimmCast