More On USDA’s MyPyramid Plan

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m sure a lot of people are trying to obtain information from USDA’S website right now. It’s going very s-l-o-w!

Here’s some information from their news release:

Government

USDA’s Pyramid Scheme

Chuck Zimmerman

USDA just released it’s new food guidelines. I guess it’s called MyPyramid Plan. It seems to be many pyramids, not just one. Maybe they’re taking political correctness to the extreme? The slogan is “Steps To A Healthier You.”

Government

CAFTA Campaign Kicked Off

Chuck Zimmerman

I thought we’d be able to bring you information about yesterday’s CAFTA-DR press conference that included ag group representatives and Sec. of Ag Mike Johannes but we got too busy and weren’t on the call.

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Government

To CAFTA-DR Or Not To CAFTA-DR?

Chuck Zimmerman

It looks like U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, will be getting right into the thick of the international trade debate. I was just alerted to a Monday press conference announcement by the National Association of Wheat Growers. Agriculture Coalition for CAFTA-DR to Host Press Briefing and Teleconference WHAT: Leaders of agriculture from around the nation will join Agriculture …

Government, Media

Our Blog Is A Credible Media Outlet

Chuck Zimmerman

In the international ag news arena the World Trade Organization (WTO) ranks right up there at the heart of a lot of stories. I’ve been to the WTO on more than one occasion to interview various representatives, including former Director General Michael Moore. Trade issues are vitally important to agrimarketing and in fact often determine if you can even market products internationally so we want to keep in touch with these folks!

Government, Media

Personal Interview With Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns

Chuck Zimmerman

Cindy was able to spend some time on the phone with Mike Johanns, our newest Secretary of Agriculture. We thought you might want to hear the latest from Washington straight from the main man! In the interview he talks about the budget, beef trade, CAFTA, Cuba and National Agriculture Day (March 20). The interview is about 11 1/2 minutes long …

Audio, Government

Why Don’t All States Do This?

Chuck Zimmerman

This evening the Missouri Department of Agriculture hosted its annual legislative reception. Normally this consists of booths by commodity groups who serve food from their commodity. I know other states do this. One of the winners of the competition was the Missouri Soybean Association for their soy-based Pony Express green beer. Another winner was the Missouri Wine Industry which created …

Government

New MO Ag Director Spoke to Ag Leaders Luncheon

Chuck Zimmerman

New Missouri Director of Agriculture, Fred Ferrell. He spoke at a packed luncheon last week. There were over 75 in attendance, a larger than normal crowd. They all wanted to hear from our new Director of Ag and he gave a great speech!

Ag Group, Government

Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns

Chuck Zimmerman

New U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns speaking to corn and soybean growers in Austin, TX at the Commodity Classic. I should have audio from his press conference later. Right now I’ve got to work on a Talking News Release for John Deere that needs to go out to reporters still this morning.

Commodity Classic, Government