DWFI Podcast 33 – Economic Cost of Drought

Cindy Zimmerman

Aakanksha Melkani, a postdoctoral research associate at the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI), researches the economic implications of drought in the United States, specifically on agricultural sectors. In this edition of the Water for Food Podcast, we are sharing an episode of Nebraska on Tap, a podcast produced by the Middle Republican Natural Resources District in Nebraska. Host …

Audio, Podcasts, Water for Food, Weather

ZimmCast 721 – AWIS Winter Weather Ag Forecast Services

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share a timely interview. You’ll hear my conversation with Karl Harker, Vice President for Operations, Agricultural Weather Information Service. AWIS is advertising on AgNewsWire to reach new prospects for their services. That’s what we’ll be talking about as we approach winter which is a very important one for …

Weather, ZimmCast

CattleFax Predicts Producer Profitability and Drought Relief

Cindy Zimmerman

The popular CattleFax Outlook Seminar was presented Thursday at the 2023 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans forecasting producer profitability in 2023 and potential drought relief. Prices and profitability will again favor cattle producers in 2023. The cattle industry is entering 2023 with the smallest cattle supply since 2015 as drought caused the industry to dig …

AgWired Animal, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Livestock, Markets, Weather

Preliminary Hurricane Losses to Agriculture in Florida

Cindy Zimmerman

According to preliminary assessments by the University of Florida, the combination of seasonal crops, livestock, nursery and aquaculture products potentially lost as a result of Hurricane Ian will likely range between $787 million and $1.56 billion. “This estimate only accounts for production losses, or changes in expected revenues for the current calendar or market year; citrus, for example, had not …

Audio, Citrus, Livestock, Weather

Weather Forecasting Tops Cotton Consultants Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

From drought to hurricanes, weather is the single biggest variable for any farming operation, so first up this morning for the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Consultants Conference General Session was atmospheric scientist Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions. Snodgrass took participants on an interesting journey from the Dust Bowl of the 1930s to what weather may lie ahead in the next …

Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton, Weather

ZimmCast 663 – AWIS Helping America Grow for 25 Years

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, a podcast started in 2004 to focus on agricultural marketing and what is new in the world of agribusiness. Happy New Year to y’all. Here at ZimmComm we’ve been living in the virtual world of communications for almost 17 years. We started out distributing news releases with pre-recorded sound bites and interviews before jumping …

Agribusiness, Weather, ZimmCast

AWIS Celebrates 25 Years with Expanding Services

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the nation’s premiere agricultural weather services is celebrating 25 years in 2021 as the founders continue to provide accurate and detailed weather information to clients around the nation in a variety of industries. AWIS was founded in 1996 as the Agricultural Weather Information Service after the National Weather Service (NWS) began to downsize and decrease its emphasis on …

Audio, Weather

IBM Expands Global Agriculture Platform

Carrie Muehling

IBM is forging into the global agriculture industry, using predictive technology to provide solutions for farmers in various geographies. IBM announced the global expansion of Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture, with AI technology tailored for new crops and specific regions to help feed a growing population. For the first time, IBM is providing a global agriculture solution that combines predictive …

AgWired Precision, Precision Agriculture, Weather

Stay Strong Nebraska Helping Farmers and Ranchers Rebuild

Cindy Zimmerman

The flood waters may be receding, but the damage from them still remains and Nebraska farmers and ranchers will need help for some time yet to rebuild. “Stay Strong Nebraska” is an initiative created to do just that, providing easy access to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund and Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund with all donations remaining in …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Weather