ZimmCast 612 – Happy 15th Agri-Pulse

Cindy Zimmerman

2004 was a pretty good year to start a company. ZimmComm was born the same year as Agri-Pulse so we are both celebrating our 15th anniversary this year. Our friendship with Agri-Pulse founder and president Sara Wyant is at least twice as old, and we have known her husband and partner Al Johnson about the same length of time. We …

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MillerCoors Suing Bud Light over Corn Syrup Ads

Cindy Zimmerman

MillerCoors has now filed a lawsuit against Bud Light brand owner Anheuser-Busch over the controversial corn syrup commercials which farmers have complained about and which are still running, despite the company’s external efforts to mend fences with the agricultural community. “Anheuser-Busch is fearmongering over a common beer ingredient it uses in many of its own beers, as a fermentation aid …

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Panel Explores Future at Agri-Pulse Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

“Shaping Farm and Food Policy Strategies for 2040” was the theme for the Agri-Pulse 2019 Ag and Food Policy Summit this week in Washington D.C. and the first panel of the day considered what the future might hold for farm land ownership, management, and crop production. Farm broadcaster Jeff Nalley moderated the panel which included Syngenta Seeds president David Hollinrake; …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Seed, Syngenta, Technology

New Specialty Soya Alliance Names Executive Director

Cindy Zimmerman

The new Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) now has an executive director. Eric Wenberg has been named executive director of the organization and began work on Monday with meetings in Washington, D.C. and a visit to the 2019 Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit. He is pictured here, second from right, with (LtoR) former American Soybean Association president and …

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CropLife America Supports Science Behind Glyphosate

Cindy Zimmerman

CropLife America president and CEO Chris Novak is hopeful that science will prevail in the end when it comes to legal and regulatory challenges to products such as glyphosate. “The thing that we can rely upon is the science conducted by, not just the U.S. regulatory agencies, …but most all of our chemistries are approved and in use in countries …

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Another Successful Agri-Pulse Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2019 Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit was another success for the best farm policy news team in the free world. The event at the National Press Club featured an all-star line up that started with USDA Chief Economist Rob Johannson, and ended with Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, with Under Secretary …

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Agri-Pulse Announces California expansion

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse Communications is expanding coverage into California and other West Coast states with 2,500 subscribers in California now receiving localized Agri-Pulse content through agreements with the California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) and FMC Crop Protection. “We have been planning our expansion into California and the Western states for the past two years,” says Sara Wyant, President and CEO …

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Agri-Pulse Announces California Bureau

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse Communications is expanding with the opening of a news bureau in Sacramento, California, led by Brad Hooker. “We have long known that legislation, regulations and legal issues decided in California often have national implications for the rest of American agriculture,” noted Sara Wyant, President and CEO of Agri-Pulse. “This expansion enables us to have someone with first-hand knowledge of …

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Nuelle to Join Agri-Pulse

Cindy Zimmerman

After a year away from the microphone, Ben Nuelle is joining the Agri-Pulse editorial team in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, where he will write and broadcast for the company’s subscription-only newsletter and website. Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant says Nuelle was a freelancer for them while he worked at the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network “and we’ve continued to be impressed …

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Agri-Pulse Promotes Spencer Chase

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse is promoting Spencer Chase to Managing Editor, effective December 1, 2018. “Spencer continues to do great work for us, producing quality broadcasts and writing,” said Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant. “We look forward to having him assume a key managerial role within our growing company.” Chase joined Agri-Pulse in 2014 as an Associate Editor, covering a wide range of farm …

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