What should Congress do about GMO labeling?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you look forward to most in spring?” I don’t think it really matters who won this week’s poll. What really matters is Spring is right around the corner and Spring means new beginnings. Farmers are busy preparing their fields and livestock babies of all shapes and sizes are being born each day. …

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Farm Shows Impact Farmers’ Buying Decisions

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How important are farm shows to farmers’ buying decisions?” Farm equipment and technology are big investments for farmers and ranchers. Buying on the fly isn’t an option. Our latest poll confirms the need for farms shows that display the latest opportunities in the agriculture world. Here are the poll results: Very – 25% Somewhat …

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Facebook & Twitter Top Social Media Outlets in Ag

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is your favorite social media outlet for agriculture?” It’s a tie! The two oldest forms of social media, Facebook and Twitter, rose to the top. When it comes to social media marketing in the agricultural field they ring tried and true. I still encourage people to step out of their comfort zones and …

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Ag Attends 2+ Farm Shows, Conferences A Year

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How many farm shows/conferences do you attend?” We have a very wide spectrum in our results this week. It looks like most people attend around 2 to 5 farm shows or conferences each year. As you can guess, those on the AgWired Team would fit into the 5 plus category. I think a future …

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Caucus Results Don’t Seem to Reflect Ag Views

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do Iowa Caucus results reflect ag views?” The early caucuses may influence some voters, however not the majority of those that took our latest poll. 63% said the Iowa Caucus results don’t reflect their ag views. Ag issues are continually at the forefront of our minds, but few leading candidates have taken to addressing …

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Do Iowa Caucus Results Reflect Ag Views?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your planting intentions prediction for 2016?” Are you still debating what will inhabit your fields this growing season. If so, it’s crunch time. It looks like many will be planting more soybeans this year or keeping it similar to 2015. Here are the poll results: More corn, less soybeans – 7% Less corn, …

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Planting Predictions for 2016?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think of new dietary guidelines?” Referring to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, many of those who took our recent poll feel nothing has really changed from past dietary guidelines and even more simply don’t care. Here are the poll results: Fair – 0% Nothing new – 37% Good news – …

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Top Ag Issue of 2016?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What was your top ag story for 2015?” We have a variety of responses to this week’s poll. COOL repeal jumped to the top, but many of the others were trailing closely. And many of these hot button ag issues will follow us into 2016. Here are the poll results: TPP – 11% COOL …

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What’s the Ag Top Story of 2015?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your favorite food/drink gift?” I am still stuffed from all the holiday food I consumed and still unpacking a plethora of gifts. Food and drinks are always great gifts to give and receive. It looks like fruit and wine topped this poll. Here are the poll results: Fruit – 33% Candy – 0% …

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