2021 CUTC Special Session

CUTC

CUTC Special Session: Finding Funding at All Commercial and Pre-commercial Stages for New Uses of Corn. The National Corn Growers Association hosted a special session of the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference focusing on funding at all stages, from laboratory to commercial facility expansion.  This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital …

New ZimmCast – Feeding the Economy & Fueling Your WiFi

ZimmCast

In the program you’ll hear a conversation about a new impact study of the food industry to the U.S. economy. It’s titled, “2021 Food and Agriculture Industries Economic Impact Study.” To learn more about it in an interview with Connor McKoy, Communications Director for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. The study is impressive and there is a whole website dedicated to …

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Speaks at 2021 Commodity Classic

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

The 2021 Commodity Classic Special Edition ended today with a closing general session featuring U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Moderating was Gale Cunningham, WYXY and current president of NAFB. Following the Secretary’s remarks Gale poses several questions. There is a significant amount of on-demand content in the Special Edition platform. Registrants, including the media, will be able to access …

Ag Secretary Vilsack Addresses NFU

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack started his first full week of work Monday addressing the National Farmers Union’s virtual convention, the first of many appearances he will likely be making to agricultural organizations. As secretary under the Obama Administration for eight years, Vilsack made an effort to attend as many agriculture and biofuel related events as possible each year. NFU …

2021 Virtual CIRB Annual Meeting

2021 CIRB Annual Meeting

The virtual 57th annual Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual meeting, hosted on Zoom, is being held February 4, 2021. Meeting agenda This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Images 2021 CIRB Annual Meeting Photo Album Audio Presentations and Interviews Wrap up interview with Michael Torrey, …

Agricultural Leaders Release Roadmap for Trade

Farmers for Free Trade held a virtual press conference Tuesday to release a new report on the challenges and solutions for American agriculture on trade, supply chains and global competitiveness. The report is the culmination of a series of discussions across rural America with farmers, ag leaders and related industries including manufacturing and food producers and distributors. The report, organized …

ZimmCast 661 – Going Virtual with ARA in 2020

2020 ARA Virtual Conference & Expo

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The Agricultural Retailers Association annual 2020 ARA Conference & Expo went virtual this year Dec. 1-2. Ag professionals from across the country went “All In For Ag Retail” with interactive workshops, engaging networking opportunities, and a 3D Expo Hall. During the event the ZimmComm Team collected relevant screenshots, conducted interviews with speakers, award winners and …

2020 NAFB Virtual Convention

Every year, the NAFB Convention brings together broadcast professionals, ag industry leaders, and students focused on the agriculture industry. The NAFB Convention is great opportunity to connect with industry peers, brush up on professional skills, and learn more about opportunities and challenges impacting the U.S. farmer and rancher. For more information on the 2020 NAFB Virtual Convention, connect with the …

Ag Climate Alliance Unveils Policy Recommendations

A diverse alliance of groups representing farming, forestry, food, government and environment today unveiled a set of recommendations to guide the development of federal climate policy. The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) was formed in February 2020 by four groups that now co-chair the alliance: American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and National …

Post-Election Implications for Agriculture

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City’s November 12 webinar took a look at the results of the November 3 election and the implications for agribusiness. The panel featured farm policy analyst Sara Wyant, founder of Agri-Pulse Communications; Blake Hurst, president, Missouri Farm Bureau Federation; and Ron Seeber, president and CEO for the Kansas Grain and Feed Association, Renew Kansas …

AgTalks Kicks Off Town Hall Series

Iowa and national ag commodity leaders kicked off the first in a series of AgTalks virtual town hall meetings to discuss the future of agriculture, with a focus on trade and supply chains. Future meetings will be held over the next few weeks in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The AgTalks initiative is sponsored by Farmers for Free Trade, the …

2020 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting

Cattle Industry Summer Meeting

The Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting features meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. The cattle industry comes together twice a year to discuss current issues as a group, to work on programs and initiatives, and to set the course we should take with our …

2020 Ag Relations Council Golden ARC Awards Announced

Zoom provided the platform for this year’s virtual presentation of the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Golden ARC Awards. The top award – Golden ARC de Excellence – went to Padilla, with its “A Recipe for Success: Fruits and Vegetables are Key Ingredients for Healthier, Happier Lives” entry. Padilla staff Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak and Michelle Kijek created this award-winning marketing communications …

Farm Groups Support Climate Solutions Act

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the Growing Climate Solutions Act, legislation designed to break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has the support of numerous agribusinesses and farm organizations, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, and …

Farm Groups Launch Free Stress Management Course

Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union have announced the launch of a farm stress management online training course available for the general public. Developed by Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) and University of Illinois Extension (Illinois Extension), the course will help farmers, their families and neighbors identify and cope with stress. It provides participants the skills …