In this week’s MBIC Report Cindy Zimmerman interviews Dawn Thurnau about grilling beef this season. Of course with the weather the way it is you could say the season is upon us!
I know I just posted an article about Brownfield Network and here’s another one already but I think this is cool! I’ve been waiting for someone in the farm broadcasting community to “get it” when it comes to podcasting. I actually discovered this after making my last post. Hey Lane, mention your podcasts in your releases! It is something to brag about because the ag world is just starting to wake up to the new realities and you’re on the cutting edge.
In this week’s CornTalk, MCGA/MCMC CEO, Gary Marshall provides a Missouri state legislative wrap-up. He focuses on several areas of legislation affecting corn growers including the budget and omnibus ag bill which was finalized last Thursday.
In our ZimmCast this week I interview the three principals of BCS in Kansas City. Illinois Blasdel, Leigh Ann Cleaver and Kelly Schwalbe hosted an agency open house last week. I just wish I could have stayed for the whole party but that would have meant getting a hotel room and I had to get back home. You can look at the comments from my first post about the open house last week to find out how long the party actually lasted!
Meet Tracy Orsburn, the Beefmobile Wrangler, in this week’s Missouri Beef Industry Council Report.
In this week’s CornTalk, MCGA/MCMC CEO, Gary Marshall goes into more detail about the State Executive Staff Mission to Europe hosted by the U.S. Grains Council. He just returned from the trip, which included stops in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. Marshall discusses highlights of the trip relating to trade issues such as biotechnology, WTO negotiations, and the differences between Eastern and Western European nations.
In our ZimmCast this week I interview Sara Wyant, editor of Agri-Pulse, a weekly publication about what’s happening in our nation’s capitol. Many of you may remember that Sara published a newsletter, Agri-Pulse, from 1985-1995. She also wrote about farm policy for Farm Progress publications. As was mentioned in the ZimmCast last week, Sara points out how what happens in Washington affects everyone in agrimarketing.
This week I have a great opportunity to showcase how one of our Talking News Release clients, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA). They use us to distribute good, timely news information to radio reporters, especially from meetings like their just-completed Legislative Conference where they brought in over 3,200 members from around the country to learn about issues and lobby their congressmen.