Making MAGIC

Cindy Zimmerman

Sometimes finding the right way to control diseases in animals just takes a little magic – so that is what Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is using to figure out just what it will take to get a handle on PCV-AD – or Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases. PCV is a virus that is actually present in virtually every swine herd in …

Animal Health, Audio, General, Swine

Biofuels Day In Kansas City

Chuck Zimmerman

Wayne TeddyIt has been a biofuels kind of day for ZimmComm. Cindy and I have been here in Kansas City all day. I first went to the announcement ceremony for the proposed Cargill/Paseo Biofuels biodiesel plant which would be built adjacent to the existing Cargill soybean processing facility in north Kansas City. Then I joined Cindy at the American Coalition for Ethanol conference which is also taking place here. You can find more coverage on Domestic Fuel.

Audio, Biodiesel, Ethanol

Michigan Governor Pumps Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

MI Governor Jennifer GranholmAt yesterday’s ethanol pump promotion Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, lent a hand. She pumped gas along with several Indy Car drivers like Kosuke Matsura, Vitor Meira, Buddy Rice and Jeff Simmons. There was a lot of media on hand. In this picture I was asking the questions and taking the picture. My mic is one of the ones you see. We got 231 cars through between 11:15am and 12:45pm and pumped 3,202 gallons of E10.

Audio, Ethanol

Interview With Mary-Dell Chilton

Chuck Zimmerman

Mary-Dell ChiltonI thought it would be appropriate to make my last post from Syngenta Media Day include an interview with Mary-Dell Chilton. Mary says she’s way past retirement age but still gets in early each day to get to work. Why? Because she thinks it’s exciting and important.

Agribusiness, Audio, Biotech