Let’s Get This Ethanol Thing Right

Chuck Zimmerman

CornTalk PodcastIn this week’s CornTalk, National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman discusses last week’s Ethanol Energy Balance forum at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The forum was organized to settle the debate over the net energy balance provided by ethanol. Much of that debate was created by a recent re-release of a questionable research study that suggests that that support for this form of energy is not worth it.

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CornTalk, Ethanol, MCGA, Podcasting

CowParade In Wisconsin

Chuck Zimmerman

Wisconsin Cow ParadeMaybe you remember those cows when they were in Chicago. Well they get around and now they’re in Wisconsin. As reported on World Dairy Diary today (a ZimmComm blog) the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is responsible for this. In fact, this is big business. The CowParade even has its own website. For information about Wisconsin go here. These shameless promoters of all things milk will be at the World Dairy Expo and so will AgWired.


Mandated Ethanol Discussed On CornTalk

Chuck Zimmerman

CornTalk PodcastIt’s CornTalk time and this week Cindy interviews Missouri Corn Growers Associaton CEO Gary Marshall about Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt’s commitment to getting legislation passed next session that would call for all gasoline sold in the state to be blended with ethanol. Missouri wouldn’t be the first state to pass this legislation and many feel it’s time!

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, CornTalk, MCGA, Podcasting

ZimmCast Features IFAJ Congress Organizer

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmCast 30The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress 2005 is getting closer. In this week’s ZimmCast I interview one of the organizers. He’s Markus Rediger, Agricultural Information Center, from Switzerland. I met Markus at the Ag Media Summit and he clued me in on what we have to look forward to and why he thinks any ag journalist should consider attending.

Audio, IFAJ, Podcasting, ZimmCast