I haven’t mentioned that President Bush signed the Energy bill into law earlier this week since you’ve probably seen it all over the news. However, it has a big impact on agribusiness and ultimately marketing for companies like Pioneer Hi-Bred. You know it means a lot to groups like the National Corn Growers Association, among many others but I haven’t seen many company releases until now. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with all this push for renewable fuel. Some are already predicting that we’ll see more production and use than the legislation mandates.
Monsanto announced this deal in April and it looks like they finally got it done.
This week’s ZimmCast is an interview with Kim Lang, Valmont Irrigation. It’s one of several I conducted at the recent Agricultural Media Summit. Kim talks about a niche product they’re testing on carrot farms in California. In order to gain greater acceptance and entry into this lucrative market her company has created a product to sort of “open the door.” Then I’m sure they hope to find access to other markets for their products.
The latest news release from MFA Incorporated focused on their invitation only Beef Innovator seminars which were recently conducted in three locations around Missouri.
The lastest Talking News Release from Monsanto focuses on the extremely dry conditions we’ve been having in the midwest. Let’s hope we get some rain!
BASF is a big supporter of the Ag Media Summit. They sponsor the media room and have a booth. I know you get tired of booth pictures but you have to love a booth that’s got a “live” Miller tap prior to lunch! Here’s Kaye Iftner and Joy Watson with the tap manager at their booth in the Info/Expo. Good call BASF, because as they say “Taste Matters.”
This is the latest news from the folks at QuickFarm.