Peanut Policy Remarks from Congressman Michael Cloud, R-TX

Chuck Zimmerman

Congressman Michael Cloud (R-Texas), shared thoughts on the state of U.S. peanut policy during the 2022 Southern Peanuts Growers Conference. He said the American agriculture industry continues to do a great job even amid policies that are sometimes restrictive. “What we’ve seen over the last year is the American ag industry continues to have higher yields with less inputs. That’s …

Ag Groups, Audio, Farm Policy, Peanuts, SPGC

2022 Peanut Efficiency Award Winners

Chuck Zimmerman

During the Southern Peanut Growers Conference four peanut producers received the annual FarmPress Peanut Efficiency Awards presented at the Friday Saturday breakfast. Producers were praised and recognized for efficiently growing high-yielding peanuts. The 2022 winners are: Upper Southeast: Ben Cowin, Williamston, N.C. Lower Southeast: Wayne Hobbs, Irwin County, Ga. Delta: Mitchell Rogers, Covington County, Miss. Southwest: Karl Stutzman, Weatherford, Okla. …

Ag Groups, Audio, Peanuts, SPGC

ZimmCast 695 – Preview of 2022 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This will be episode 695 of the ZimmCast. I’d love any feedback you want to give. Do you like the format? What would change? What topics or speakers would you like to hear? Message me and I really appreciate it. In just over a week the annual Ag Media Summit will take place in …

AAEA, Ag Groups, Ag Media Summit, Agencies, Agribusiness, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

Congrats to #ARCinMKE Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) 2022 Golden ARC Awards winners were announced last week in Milwaukee, during the group’s annual meeting. MorganMyers won the Golden ARC de Excellence Award – the contest’s best all-around entry in the campaigns division – for its “The SCN Coalition: Battling A Bug to Improve America’s Soybean Profitability and Sustainability” entry in the PR Campaigns …

Ag Groups, Agencies, ARC, Public Relations

ZimmCast 694 – Conversations from AgGateway Meeting

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Before I start in the program I just have to brag a little. My middle daughter, who has helped Cindy and me in the past by taking photos at a couple of the events we’ve attended, just birthed her first baby, a girl, and she is the cutest thing. We’re, of course, planning to …

Ag Groups, AgGateway, Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture, Syngenta, Technology, ZimmCast

2022 CUTC In-Person Has Been Canceled

Chuck Zimmerman

Just announced by NCGA. Thank you for registering for the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference. There is a great community of science and business leaders that NCGA is committed to supporting but unfortunately, we had to make the decision to cancel the in-person event due to continuing travel complications in the wake of COVID. We will be refunding all registration …

Ag Groups, Corn, Technology

National Grange Recognizes Rural America Champions

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Grange presented its 2022 Champion of Rural America Awards this week to four recipients who exemplify the mission of the family-focused organization founded in 1856. The 2022 Champions of Rural America are Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Sara Wyant, founder of Agri-Pulse Communications, and patient rights advocate Nona Bear. “This is one of the most …

Ag Groups, Agri-Pulse

NAMA Honors Industry Award Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) honored the winners of its 2022 Agribusiness Leader, Ag Association Leader, and Marketer of the Year Awards on Thursday at the Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City. Kent Harrison, Vice President of Marketing and Premium Programs with Tyson Foods Fresh Meats, was honored as the 2022 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. In 2008, Harrison joined the …

Ag Groups, Agencies, Agribusiness, Audio, NAMA

Congrats to the Best of NAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

A grand total of 60 Best of NAMA awards were handed out this week at the 2022 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City, with Wyffels Hybrids/O&H Brand Design being crowned the Grand Champion at the end of the night. Best of Show awards winners were: Advertising: BASF/VMLY&R Public Relations: AGCO/Colle McVoy Digital: Zoetis/Bader Rutter Consumer: Wyffels Hybrids/O&H Brand Design Specialty: Cat …

Ag Groups, Agencies, Agribusiness, NAMA

NAMA Names Next Gen Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has named the winners of the Next Gen NAMA Award who will be honored at the 2022 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 6-8 in Kansas City. This award was developed to celebrate the next generation of leaders. Honorees are nominated from within their company or through chapter or national leadership. The recipients for 2022 are: Rachel Peabody, …

Advertising, Ag Groups, Agencies, NAMA