A Conversation with Cainthus & A New Podcast

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with Aidan Connolly, CEO, Cainthus. It has been quite some time since we’ve had this opportunity. We set a convenient time for each of us since he was in Ireland and I am here in the U.S. During my conversation with Aidan we talk about the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Podcasts, Soil, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 639 – Conversation with BigIron Realty

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this crazy pandemic panicked world I think we need a dose of normalcy. Don’t you? Well, listening to a good podcast fits the bill IMO. First though, I just want to say that ZimmComm is committed to be ready, willing and able to find creative solutions for your agricultural marketing and communications needs.  …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farming, Farmland, Financial, ZimmCast

CommoditAg Launches App for Simplified Product Purchasing

Chuck Zimmerman

CommoditAg has just launched a new app for iOS and Android mobile devices. The app provides the opportunity for agricultural producers and farmers to research and order products anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices. “As the farm community’s leading online agriculture retailer, we know that introducing a user-friendly, easy-to-navigate app is essential to assure that our customers can make purchasing …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps

Northern Commodity Transportation Conference to Debut

Cindy Zimmerman

The inaugural Northern Commodity Transportation Conference (NCTC) is being held March 11-12 in Bloomington, Minn. The conference is being organized by Ag Management Solutions (AMS), in conjunction with commodity groups from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and is focused on uniting the commodity transportation industry to discuss trade and transportation issues and challenges. Transportation and non-tariff barrier topics such …

Agribusiness, Soybean, Trade, transportation

Bayer and BASF Intend to Appeal Dicamba Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Both Bayer and BASF intend to appeal a court decision in Missouri resulting in a total of $265 million in damages awarded to a Missouri peach farm over alleged dicamba drift. A federal jury in Cape Girardeau awarded plaintiff Bader Farms $15 in compensatory damages and $250 in punitive damages on its claims of design defect, failure to warn, negligent …

Agribusiness, BASF, Bayer

AEM to Sponsor Workshop for NAMA 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) are teaming up during NAMA’s 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference for a pre-conference workshop with content targeted specifically for small and medium-sized companies. The event, Equipping Your Small Marketing Department to Survive and Thrive, will be emceed by Curt Blades, Senior Vice President of Ag Services at AEM, and will …

AEM, Agribusiness, Audio, NAMA

FMC Announces CEO Change in 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

The Board of Directors for FMC Corporation has elected Mark Douglas as president and chief executive officer of FMC, effective June 1, 2020, replacing Pierre Brondeau who will continue to serve as chairman and CEO through May 31, 2020, at which time he will become executive chairman and remain a member of the Board of Directors. “Mark has been elected …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ARA, Audio, FMC

Thriving Amongst the Giants

Carrie Muehling

A general session at the 2019 American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo addressed needs of seed businesses who are employing key business strategies to ensure success in an environment of transition and consolidation. The panel, entitled “Thriving Amongst the Giants,” featured Scott Beck of Beck’s Hybrids, John Latham of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, Myron Stine of Midwest Oilseeds, and …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Seed

Research Looks at Farmers of the Future

Carrie Muehling

Research presented at the 2019 American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo answered questions about who the farmers of the future will be and what they will need from the agriculture industry. “The goal is to help the industry have some focus on what’s coming, think about their own plans, how they can disrupt themselves to become more competitive, …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Research

ASTA Ends Year on High Note

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is ending 2019 on a positive note with another successful CSS and Seed Expo in Chicago and a lot of optimism going forward. “There’s a lot of innovation in our industry today,” says ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne. “So we see a lot of companies coming into the market, a lot on discovery, …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Seed