Chuck Zimmerman Government, Media

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 Government, Media

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 Audio, Government

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 Government

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 …