Moving Beyond “Farm to Table” Discussion

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

During the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog the first panel discussion focused on Moving Beyond “Farm to Table”: Understanding the Food Supply Chain. Moderating was Stephan Brunner, who works on food chain partnerships for Bayer. Also on the panel are Karen Buch, RDN, LDN, President/Founder, Nutrition Connections; Ben Burgers, Food Safety Manager/Agronomist, Roveg Fruit BV; Andreas Lenz, Managing Director, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farming, Food

Survey Says Cover Crops Boost Yield and Weed Control

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

New nationwide survey results show cover crops acreage has nearly doubled over the past five years and farmers using cover crops are reporting increased yields and improvement in the control of herbicide-resistant weeds. The survey of more than 2000 farmers across the country was conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) with help from Purdue University and funding support …

ASTA, Audio, cover crops, CTIC, Farming

Seven Years of Finding CommonGround

Kelly Marshall

CommonGround is hosting their 7th annual National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri this week. Members of the organization, which focuses on providing an opportunity for conversations between consumers and farmers, are celebrating seven years of success and planning for the future of the program. Joan Ruskamp is a CommonGround volunteer who has been part of the effort almost from the …

Audio, Conservation, Consumers, Farming, Food

American Agri-Women Honor Senator Ernst

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Agri-Women (AAW) recently honored Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa with its Champion of Agriculture Award during the annual AAW Fly-In in Washington D.C. “We are honored to recognize a true Champion of Agriculture in Senator Joni Ernst. Her concern and dedication to agriculture and rural America is evident in both her words and actions,” said AAW President Doris …

American Agri-Women, Farming, Government

ZimmCast on Risk Management Solutions

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with Chip Whalen, Commodity & Ingredient Hedging (CIH). The topic is uncertainty requiring flexibility. Think about how commodity prices are affected by weather, trade, exchange rates and more competition. There are more factors too. So, how do farmers manage risk with the uncertainty we’re seeing in the trade today? That’s where Chip’s …

Audio, Farming, ZimmCast

General Mills Backing Soil Health Program

Chuck Zimmerman

Several organizations have come together on a program to enhance farm sustainability through soil health. And they are very happy to announce additional backing from a major food manufacturer – General Mills. These organizations are working to advance soil health on America’s farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for …

Audio, Farming, Food, Soil, Sustainability, ZimmCast

Beyond the Farm Gate – It’s All About Passion

Jamie Johansen

This is the 12th year Bayer CropScience has brought a diverse group of ag voices together to talk about key agricultural issues and the importance of advocating for our industry. One panel during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum brought a team of farmers together to discuss Beyond the Farm Gate: Today’s Challenges Create Tomorrow’s Opportunities. Panelist included: Deb Gangwish, Co-Owner, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Consumers, Crop Science, Farming, Food

Wisconsin Christmas Tree Arrives At White House

Lizzy Schultz

While close to 350 million Christmas trees are growing on farms throughout the country, a Christmas tree from Wisconsin made its way to the White House Friday where it was presented to First Lady Michelle Obama. The 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir was presented by Dave and Mary Vander Velden, owners of Whispering Pines Tree Farm in Oconto, Wisconsin. The Vander Veldens …

Ag Group, Audio, Contest, Farming, Government

Farmer2Farmer From Farmers Business Network

Chuck Zimmerman

After a successful 2015 Farmers Business Network has continued to grow in 2016. Earlier this year the company held its first Farmer2Farmer conference and a second one is planned for December. I visited with co-founder Charles Baron at the NAFB convention last week and learned that Farmers Business Network is now offering an interesting new service. This year the company …

Audio, Farming, NAFB, ZimmCast