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, …

BASF, NAMA

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

Random Street Photo

Chuck Zimmerman

This is just a completely random street photo I thought I’d share. Since Cindy and I got a hotel about 5 blocks away instead of one of the “close” hotels we’ve been doing a lot of walking back and forth. It would be nice if the media could get in the hotels that attach to the convention center since we’ve …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

NCGA Awards Banquet

Chuck Zimmerman

Each of the commodity groups making up Commodity Classic have their annual banquets on the same night. Thanks to several people I got a couple of pictures to share. This one is from the NCGA Awards Banquet. In it, NCGA President, Ken McCauley (left), is giving an appreciation plaque to BASF which was accepted by Andy Lee, Director of Business …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

The Wyant Perspective

Chuck Zimmerman

Kind of sounds like a new Robert Ludlum novel doesn’t it? It’s actually a Commodity Classic Learning Center session on “Perspectives on the 2007 Farm Bill” that was sponsored by John Deere. Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse Communications, was the moderator of a panel on this subject that featured Mark Halverson, Democratic Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the Senate Committee on …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Farm Policy, New Holland