Corn Commentary Blog Launched by NCGA

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association has just launched a new blog called Corn Commentary. It’s “The blog about corn farming and American agriculture.” ZimmComm New Media has been happy to assist with the development of this new website which is meant “to provide a lighter, more personalized look at corn, agriculture and the events of the day that affect the …

Ag Group, Corn

Farm Journal Zeros In on New Crop Acres

Laura McNamara

New crops are, well, cropping up everywhere. In fact, Farm Journal Media reports that a significant amount of new corn acres are popping up well outside the corn belt. Farm Journal says its latest campaign to collect data on new crop acres is unprecedented. The agricultural media company says this data collection campaign will serve as a vital tool for …

Advertising, Ag Group, Corn, Cotton, Farming, Media

More From Monsanto

Chuck Zimmerman

Speaking of Monsanto (2 posts back). . . Here’s some more news from the company about their investment plans related to corn production facilities. Monsanto’s Board of Directors has approved a three-year, $610 million capital investment for the company’s U.S. corn production facilities. The investment plan includes expansions at nine existing corn production facilities, as well as two sites in …

Agribusiness, Corn, Monsanto

E85 Chopper by Orange County Chopper and IFB

Chuck Zimmerman

This was a cool story out here at the Iowa Speedway today. They’re billing it as America’s first renewable energy chopper that runs on E85. It was unveiled today just before driver introductions by Iowa Farm Bureau. The bike was built in partnership between IFB and Orange County Choppers. They held a press conference prior to the public introduction so …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Ethanol

IA Corn Indy 250 Race Day

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to race day here at the Iowa Speedway as we near the start of the Iowa Corn Indy 250, Presented by Ethanol. To get things started we had a press conference titled, “Ethanol: Fueling Our Future” which was coordinated by the Iowa Corn Growers Association. On hand were Iowa’s state senators, Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin. Also on the …

Audio, Corn, EPIC, Ethanol

Getting Pitty With It

Chuck Zimmerman

These representatives of the Iowa Corn Growers were getting in some pit practice action this afternoon. Jeff Simmons, driver of the #17 Ethanol car for Rahal-Letterman Racing got his first laps on this track this afternoon. He’s peeling out of his pit behind them. He just got done dialing in the computer settings with his team in advance of what …

Ag Group, Corn, EPIC, Ethanol, General