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

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

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

Facing The Press

Chuck Zimmerman

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, facing the press at the Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio. This was his first public speech and press conference as Secretary outside of Washington, DC.

Government, NCBA Convention

Sec of Ag Johanns First Speech Outside of DC

Chuck Zimmerman

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, talks at the Cattle Industry Convention on Friday, Feb. 4. You can listen to a few minutes of his comments here: ZimmComm Podcast. Contact me at ZimmComm if you’d like to hear more from the Secretary. He spoke for about 30 minutes and then answered questions at a press conference and I have …

Government, NCBA Convention

The Secretary is Coming!

Chuck Zimmerman

Friday morning new U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, will speak at the general session of the Cattle Industry Convention. Come back tomorrow late morning and we’ll have audio from his comments. He’s also going to be speaking to the media after his speech. I’ll have a picture then too.

Government, NCBA Convention