Off to Deutschland

Cindy Zimmerman

While Laura is heading back from Chicagoland, I am heading off to Deutschland – Germany, that is. Just getting in the mood. I mean, who calls it Deutschland anyway, except the people who live there? The trip is a ag media tour of BASF with about six other American ag journalists. We will be flying in to Frankfort and visiting …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, BASF, NIAA

BASF Sponsors Media Room Again

Chuck Zimmerman

You know where I’ll be doing a lot of work from next week? Yeah. The BASF sponsored media room at the Agricultural Media Summit. Here’s the details on where you’ll find it. BASF is proud to sponsor the media room at the Agricultural Media Summit again this year. The media room is located in the Rose Room on the second …

Ag Media Summit, AgraGate, BASF

A BASF and Monsanto Headline

Chuck Zimmerman

It seems like these two companies are sure working together a lot lately. You can listen to BASF’s director of business operations talk about Headline here. BASF Corporation and Monsanto Company announced a co-promotional agreement today that will see each partner’s sales force promote Headline fungicide from BASF – an ideal combination to help corn and soybean growers improve yields …

Agribusiness, BASF, Monsanto

That Man’s Wearing Salmon

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know how many NAMA conventions I’ve attended since the early 1980’s and as several of us discussed one night this week, “we really don’t want to know.” One of the things we all agreed on was how important it is to show up and see friends and clients. Like me here with my friends (and client) Pat Morrow, …


Fungicide of the Year

Chuck Zimmerman

Wow. Fungicide of the year. Now there’s an award you don’t hear about everyday. BASF wins this one with Headline. Growers who follow conservation tillage practices have selected Headline® fungicide as fungicide of the year for effectively controlling disease in both no-tilled corn and soybeans, and for contributing to their reduced-tillage success last year. The 2006 No-Till Products of the …

Agribusiness, BASF

The Latest On NAFB & The BARN/ABN

Chuck Zimmerman

Another Commodity Classic has come and gone and I’m in recovery mode. But I do have a ZimmCast for you which is in part from the trade show floor. In the first part of the program I interviewed the three amigos you see in the picture. They are (l-r) Jeremy Povenmire, National Association of Farm Broadcasting, Me, Bill O’Neill, NAFB …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, NAFB, New Holland, ZimmCast

The BASF Wrapup

Chuck Zimmerman

I know I’ve covered a lot of BASF activities here at Commodity Classic but they are very involved and hey, they’re one of my sponsors. To get a wrap-up I spoke with Steve Henning, Marketing Manager Corn Belt after he got done with a tv interview. Steve exudes enthusiasm and I think you’ll hear that in his voice. He says …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Kleckner on Biofuels

Chuck Zimmerman

Cindy was trade show talking today with Dean Kleckner, Truth About Trade & Technology. They had an extended discussion on one of the main topics everyone’s been talking about and that’s biofuels. Dean always has an opinion and he shares that with Cindy. I think you’ll enjoy it. Listen Cindy’s interview with Dean here: cccast-26-kleckner.mp3 This interview is part of …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

ASA Awards Banquet

Chuck Zimmerman

Another banquet held last night was the Annual ASA Banquet. It’s another opportunity to distribute awards. This one is being presented by ASA President Rick Ostlie (left) to Kaleb Hellwig, BASF, in appreciation of BASF’s support and partnership. Thanks to ASA for supplying this picture. AgWired coverage of Commodity Classic is made possible by: and

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland