Valent Receives EPA Registration for Maverick™ Corn Herbicide

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning Valent announced that it has received EPA registration for Maverick™ Corn Herbicide, a powerful new tool for corn farmers in their fight against resistant weeds. Maverick equips growers with three effective modes of action for long-lasting, broad-spectrum control of problematic weeds, including waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, marestail and annual grasses, as well as application flexibility from preplant up to …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Herbicide

Last Day of 2022 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

This is the big final day of the Ag Media Summit. Things have started out with a Newsmakers Panel on sustainability, climate change and regenerative ag. I’m recording it and the audio will be in our virtual ag newsroom on AgNewsWire. I have a number of InfoExpo exhibitor interviews and have more to do today. These will all be in …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Video

2022 Ag Media Summit Begins

Chuck Zimmerman

It is day one of the main activities for the Ag Media Summit in Raleigh, NC this year. On the weekend there were Saturday tours and on Sunday the board meetings took place for the Ag Communicators Network and Livestock Publications Council. The picture is the LPC on a break in their work. Last evening the Famous Welcome Party featured …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC, Media

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

Ag Media Summit 2021 was a Winner

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2021 Ag Media Summit was definitely a winner for everyone who welcomed the opportunity to see and talk to people face to face, some for the first time in nearly two years. Besides the emotion of just seeing friends and catching up, the annual awards also presented some emotional moments, including a special presentation of the 2020 Livestock Publications …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, LPC

Deere Announces New Products at Ag Media Summit

Carrie Muehling

Those attending this year’s Ag Media Summit in Kansas City had the opportunity to hear about some new products recently launched by John Deere. A new cotton picker and stripper will be available this fall, along with new windrowers for hay and forage harvest. “The integrated technology, with the Gen 4 display and all of that data that it captures, …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Equipment, John Deere

Koch Agronomic Services at AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

Koch Agronomic Services was one of the companies exhibiting at the Ag Media Summit this week in Kansas City. Tim Laatsch, director of agronomy, says it gave them a chance to meet with ag media and tell them what is new with Koch. “At Koch we strive to be the leading technology solutions provider to maximize plant performance and minimize …

Ag Media Summit, Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Technology

Retired Sen. Roberts Keynotes AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

Retired Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) was happy to see many old friends in the farm publication world at the official opening of the 2021 Agricultural Media Summit in Kansas City Monday and he had plenty of stories and opinions to share. The former senator, who served 40 years in Congress and just retired last year, believes carbon capture and climate …

Ag Media Summit, Audio

The Passing of Steve Drake

Chuck Zimmerman

It was with a great deal of sadness that I learned of the passing of Steve Drake. I considered him a good friend and someone I could easily talk to any time. He was always happy to offer ideas and suggestions. I’m going to miss him as so many people in the agricultural marketing business will. This is one of …

Ag Media Summit, Agencies, ARC

AMS Session Features Farm Policy Experts

Cindy Zimmerman

Three agricultural policy experts with a combined century of experience took a look at the Post-Election Farm Road during the Ag Media Summit yesterday. Mary Kay Thatcher of Syngenta, who could arguably be called the Queen of Farm Policy with a prior 30 years with American Farm Bureau Federation, was joined by National Association of Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer …

Ag Groups, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Policy, Syngenta