New John Deere 70 Series Combines

Chuck Zimmerman

Wow did we see a show tonight here at the John Deere product launch. When you hear the engines roaring and then they come out of the dark and the smoke it really generates some excitement. I think we had almost 1,500 people on hand for tonight’s show in the Cincinnati convention center. They were mostly representatives of John Deere …

Corn, John Deere

She’s Corn Fed

Chuck Zimmerman

I had not heard of Shannon Brown before tonight but with a song called “Corn Fed” and featuring a green combine and mentioning John Deere while I’m attending the John Deere product launch it had to be a post. Shannon is an Iowa native and Nashville artist who performed last week at the opening of the VeraSun Charles City, IA …

Audio, Corn, Music

Dry Corn In Missouri

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t grow corn but I’m just guessing that this isn’t what you want to see in mid August. This is a field in north central Missouri. We’ve been getting some spotty rain here in Missouri and the temperatures are cooling off a little finally. However, it may be too little too late for some fields like this one. Maybe …


Learning About Agrisure

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the people I met before leaving the Syngenta Learning Centers field day in Milford, IA was Tracy Mader, District Sales Manager for Syngenta Crop Protection. Tracy provided an update on Syngenta’s Agrisure corn traits. He first of all explains that AgriSure is a family of traits for corn. Besides some of the current products under the Agrisure brand …

Audio, Corn, Syngenta

John Deere Applies Force to Corn Rootworm

Chuck Zimmerman

Syngenta wasn’t the only company on hand at their Learning Centers program in Milford, IA. So was John Deere and their Central Insecticide System. Here’s Ron DeFauw, John Deere Seeding Group, talking about a brand new way to apply Force Insecticide. Think of the box version of wine that you put in your refrigerator and you’ll have a pretty good …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, John Deere, Syngenta

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

Zimmerman White Corn to Hoegemeyer Hybrids

Chuck Zimmerman

I didn’t even know there was a white corn named Zimmerman until Syngenta announced that it had granted exclusive right for sales and distribution of the hybrids to Hoegemeyer Hybrids in the U. S. A corn hybrid named after me. Well not me but it has my name so it’s got to be good. Included in the agreement are Zimmerman …

Agribusiness, 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

Ethanol Powering IndyCars and Choppers

Chuck Zimmerman

After spending another week on the road at the world’s largest tailgate party of corn growers, the Iowa Corn Indy 250 you get a ZimmCast about ethanol. This week’s program starts out with an EPIC update from executive director, Tom Slunecka which we did in the media center at Iowa Speedway. Then you can hear what the Indycars sound like …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, EPIC, Ethanol, ZimmCast