Ag Community Backs U.S. Coalition for Cuba

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about new US Ag Coalition for Cuba?” There is no doubt the ag community is behind the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba and it’s goals of re-establishing trade. As time goes by it will be interesting to see how it will open up the market in U.S. food and ag …

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What’s Your Opinion on US Ag Coalition for Cuba?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think were the biggest ag stories of 2014?” We were not limited on the number of important ag stories in 2014. It looks like RFS and the drought in the West topped this poll. Immigration and agriculture documentaries were a few others people added to the list. 2015 has already started …

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Did you find your favorite gadget under the tree?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What type of gadget is on your wish or to-give list?” Did you find your favorite gadget under the tree this year? Our results were pretty evenly spread out. I was excited to see many were wanting to utilize drone technology. But the GoPro video camera exceeded all other gadgets. I think that might …

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Gadget Gift Giving & Receiving

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s the biggest challenge for the seed industry?” All of agriculture depends in some way on seed. The long term survival of the seed industry impacts everything. It looks like you think anti-GMO attitudes have the greatest negative impact on the seed industry. Environmental regulations came in with a close second. Here are the …

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Tax Break Poll Results

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How should Congress handle tax breaks?” Congress is once again considering a package of tax breaks for businesses and individuals that include everything from section 179 deductions to renewable energy tax credits. An overwhelming majority believe a flat tax is the answer. Will Congress think the same? Making tax breaks permanent and not allowing …

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How Should Congress Handle Tax Breaks?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?” I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with plates piled high of your favorites. I know I am still stuffed. It looks like our Zimmpollers prefer sweet potatoes, but only slightly. We did have quite an array of Others including oysters and some Pinot Noir. Here are …

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Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do you think the new coalition agreement addresses ag data privacy concerns?” Time will tell if the big data coalition will ease the minds of concerned growers when it comes to privacy and security issues. However, the majority of those polled feel that the agreement addresses these ag data issues. We for sure will …

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Will Big Data Privacy Agreement Ease Grower Concerns?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How do you feel about election results?” It looks like the majority polled are very happy with our recent election results. And many are optimistic. Time will tell. Here are the poll results: Very happy – 47% Very unhappy – 20% Cautiously optimistic – 22% Don’t care – 11% Our new ZimmPoll is now …

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What’s Your Opinion on Election Results?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Where are the best future jobs in ag?” The 87th National FFA Convention is a wrap, but FFA members will continue to be leaders in agriculture and will soon be filling these careers in agriculture. Biosciences looks to take the lead when it comes to future jobs, but the ag community just isn’t complete …

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Best Future Jobs in Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What should US do about WTO COOL ruling?” The industry has reacted to the World Trade Organization (WTO) decision against the United States on the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law since the announcement was made earlier this week. Some feel the issue can be handled by USDA, others feel Congress should take charge. …

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