AEM Represented in NAMA Leadership

Jamie JohansenAEM, Ag Group, NAMA

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has elected John Rozum, director of ag events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), to the NAMA Executive Committee. Rozum was elected a vice president of the executive committee and is president of the NAMA Badger chapter who received the Outstanding Professional Chapter Award from the Student NAMA organization during the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference. … Read More

John Deere’s Prospective on Farm Economy & Tech

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Machinery, Video

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world,” words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere and that in itself is a true testament. John had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing his … Read More

Bayer’s Outlook on Industry, Monsanto Acquisition

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, Monsanto

When it comes to scientific innovation, Bayer has a longstanding reputation as a leader in the development of breakthrough technologies. New innovations, developments, and changes are always on the horizon for Bayer, and the company’s dynamic outlook was discussed during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum in a presentation from Dr. Adrian Percy, Bayer’s global head of research & development and … Read More

SMART Farmer Podcast with Chip Bowling

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Podcast, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Our new SMART Farmer podcast episode features Maryland grain farmer Chip Bowling, vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance who was recently in Panama with the U.S. Grains Council. He talks about his family farm, which is located almost in the shadow of the DC beltway, and how he uses the latest innovation and technology to be more … Read More

Ag Tech Start-Ups Picked for The Pearse Lyons Accelerator

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alltech

A total of 183 startups from 38 countries applied to be a part of The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, a late-stage, agri-tech accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. The accelerator will commence with 10 startups that have been chosen to take part in a mentorship program for agri-business innovators with a proven technology that is ready for market. The accelerator … Read More

We Say Goodbye to ZimmPoll

Jamie JohansenZimmPoll

As we say farewell to 2016, we also say goodbye to our ZimmPoll. For the past six years we have brought you a weekly poll on current events and issues impacting agriculture. The first ZimmPoll took place in November 2011 and asked the question, “How do you think agricultural interests will fare in the new Farm Bill?” Since then we … Read More

Merry Christmas from ZimmComm

Jamie JohansenHoliday, ZimmComm

Merry Christmas from the AgWired family of publications and the entire ZimmComm New Media team. Have a glorious Christmas season and we’ll look forward to seeing you along the agriblogging highway throughout 2017.

What 2016 ag news will have most impact on future?

Jamie JohansenZimmPoll

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s on your Christmas list?” I hope you all have your Christmas shopping done. I am soon heading out to tackle a few last minute items. Like many in my family, gifts cards seems to be a favorite item for Christmas lists. Our poll falls in line with that trend. Those are quite boring … Read More

Energy Diversity Takes the Win

Jamie JohansenZimmPoll

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Should EPA increase biofuels use?” Energy diversity takes the win this week. EPA set final levels for biofuels use in 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that are in line with the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, calling for the maximum 15 million gallons of conventional ethanol for the first time and … Read More

What’s Your Reaction to EPA’s Levels for Biofuels?

Jamie JohansenZimmPoll

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What are you most thankful for this year?” Family, friends, food and freedom…no doubt the simple majority shined in our Thanksgiving poll. Here are the poll results: Family – 13% Friends – 3% Food – 0% Freedom – 0% All of the above – 80% Other – 3% Our new ZimmPoll is live and … Read More