Agriculture Mourns Loss of Dr. Flinchbaugh

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh, whose remarkable career in agricultural policy at Kansas State University spanned nearly a half-century, died Nov. 2 in Topeka. He was 78 years old. The charismatic Flinchbaugh was well known as one of the United States’ leading experts on agricultural policy and agricultural economics. For more than four decades, he was a top adviser to politicians of …

Audio, Farm Foundation, Farm Policy

2020 AAEA Awards Program

Chuck Zimmerman

The Agricultural Communicators Network, AAEA, held their annual awards program virtually this year. The list of winners will be posted to the organization’s website after today. Here’s the list of winners. If you missed the program you can hear the reading of the awards now if you’d like. Just click here:

AAEA, Audio, Media

Agri-Pulse Hosts National Pork Board Webinar on Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse president Sara Wyant moderated a discussion last week with USDA Trade Undersecretary Ted McKinney, North Carolina hog farmer Jan Archer, and Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes on how exports add value for pork producers and support U.S. jobs. The event was sponsored by the National Pork Board. Watch the webinar here. Listen to the audio here: (1 hour)

Agri-Pulse, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Exports, Pork, Pork Checkoff, USDA

EPA Finalizes Pesticide AEZ Rules

Cindy Zimmerman

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited another farm this week to make an agricultural announcement. At Overman Farms in Goldsboro, N.C., Wheeler announced finalized improvements to requirements for the pesticide application exclusion zone (AEZ), the area surrounding pesticide application equipment during outdoor production pesticide applications. EPA’s targeted changes improve the enforceability and workability of the AEZ requirements, decrease regulatory burdens for …

Audio, EPA, pesticides

Study Finds Gas Car Ban Would Hurt Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has just released a study on the impacts of increased electric vehicle penetration on U.S. biofuels, agriculture and the economy. Proposals to ban internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035 and 2050 served as the economic models for the study, along with a base case provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook. The …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Soybean

EPA Announces Dicamba Registration Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

With a background of cotton ready for harvest, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Tuesday the approval of new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product for use by cotton and soybean growers. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting …

ARA, Audio, Cotton, Crop Protection, EPA, Soybean

Syngenta Kicks Off Virtual Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit officially kicked off Tuesday morning with a live event featuring Syngenta North America leaders. Corporate Communications Lead Paul Minehart moderated the discussion: Vern Hawkins, North America President of Syngenta Crop Protection Trevor Heck, President, Syngenta Canada Justin Wolfe, North America Regional Director, Syngenta Seeds Each provided an update on their businesses, offered an industry …

Audio, Syngenta

Economic Impact of Agriculture on the St. Louis Region

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This podcast was started back in 2004 with a theme of what’s new in the world of agribusiness focusing on agricultural marketing in particular. I really appreciate all the subscribers and listeners who have made this the longest running podcast about agriculture. The feedback and support has been great and I’ve had the opportunity …

Agribusiness, Audio, Marketing, ZimmCast

Debate Mentions Farmers, Discusses Energy

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump highlighted his support for U.S. farmers and ranchers during the presidential debate with Democrat challenger Joe Biden Thursday night. “China is paying … I just gave 28 billion dollars to our farmers,” President Trump said when asked what he would do to make China pay for its lack of transparency about the coronavirus. Interrupted by Biden saying …

Audio, Energy, politics

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 7

Cindy Zimmerman

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Podcasts