Corn and Ethanol Partner to Educate Anglers

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second year, the Renewable Fuels Association has been co-title sponsor, with Bass Pro Shops, of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail, with the 2018 National Championship held this week in Clinton, Missouri on Truman Lake. The corn growers were actually for first to get on board to sponsor the series of fishing tournaments held in several states. During the …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, fishing, NCGA, RFA

Ethanol Powers Crappie Masters Tourney Again

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is back on as a co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters Tournament for the second consecutive year. The first of 18 tournaments for the 2018 trail begins Friday, Jan. 26 in Deland, Fla., between Daytona and Orlando, at St. Johns River. “We look forward to the continued education of the tournament Anglers, along with the …

Audio, Ethanol, fishing, RFA

Aquaculture Explodes & #USSoy Meets Nutrient Demand

Jamie Johansen

I sat down with Sebastian Bell, Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Association, during the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, to talk about the role soy protein is playing in the formulation of aquatic feeds as the industry of aquaculture continues to explode globally as an agricultural production system. “Aquaculture is the largest growing food production activity in the …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Aquaculture, Audio, fishing, Food, Soybean, USSEC

Demand for Aquaculture Creates Demand for #USsoy

Jamie Johansen

Did you know that aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production system in the world today? Or that aquaculture is the fastest growing utilization area for soy protein ingredients? Aquaculture and U.S. soybean production easily fit hand-in-hand. While I was at the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange I quickly realized the relationship aquaculture and the soybean community have formed and …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed, fishing, Soybean, Sustainability, Trade, USSEC

Get Hooked Up with James Wesley

Chuck Zimmerman

I became a James Wesley fan when he sang “Thank a Farmer.” Now he’s got a song about saltwater fishing so he’s adding to the list of songs I like – Hooked Up. This came to my attention via Keep America Fishing: Country music star James Wesley has a new song and it celebrates the thrill of the catch – …


Florida Fishing MisAdventure

Chuck Zimmerman

Actually, misadventure is probably not the best term to describe the last few days at Pensacola Beach, FL. Gary Cooper, Kelly Schwalbe and I had put together an overnight fishing trip out to the oil rigs to fish for tuna, something that has been on our bucket list for a while. We had ten guys lined up to go with …


2014 International Year of Family Farming?

Chuck Zimmerman

During our weekly AgChat session last night several folks interjected messages about a United Nations sanctioned initiative called the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth. So I had to look at it and can’t say I like what I see. If you click around their website you’ll see some pretty mixed messages. There …

Ag Group, Farming, fishing, Government, International

Pensacola Bay In The Morning

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning I got to take two of my daughters fishing. We had a cold start but things warmed up as the sun got higher in the sky and the fish started biting. This oversize redfish was what we were after. By oversize I mean he was just over 27″ so he had to go back in the water. I …


Alaska’s Summer Salmon Season Kicks Off Today

Melissa Sandfort

Alaska’s summer salmon season kicks off today. This year’s projected harvest of 203 million fish would mark the fifth largest salmon season for the state. For the first time recent USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines are advising Americans to eat eight ounces of seafood rich in omega-3s per week for brain and heart health. The average American currently eats about 3.5 …

fishing, General

Redfish Seminar at Peanut Conference


A new addition this year to the Southern Peanut Growers Conference first day fun was a Redfish Sport Fishing Seminar, presented by Redfish Riviera Outfitters. Steve Bailey with Redfish Riviera and Captain Daniel Snapp with Grassy Flats Charters, in colorful shirts promoting peanuts, presented tips and tricks of the fishing trade to peanut growers and their families. Listen to an …

Audio, fishing, Peanuts