January 10, 2017
Hello ZimmComm Tribe:

Cindy has been on location this week with the American Farm Bureau Federation at its annual meeting.  Follow her  coverage on AgWired to see what she is seeing and hearing.  Of course you can also find all her digital ag news media content on  AgNewsWire too.

Speaking of  AgNewsWire  does your company or organization wish you could have a  virtual media room for your convention, field event or media day?  You can.  Just contact  Clint or  Chuck to schedule a ZimmComm Team member to attend and create custom digital content for your very own virtual media room.  It is very economical and that content can not only be provided to ag media members but also utilized for your own web and social networking channels!

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:


The week of January 30, 2017 is going to be a very busy one for the ZimmComm Team. One of the reasons is the  Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show .

Zippy Duvall was feeling a little under the weather but thanks to the prayers of many he found his voice and made it through his  first address to the membership  as president of the nation's largest general farm organization at the  98th American Farm Bureau Federation  annual meeting.
  AFBF president Zippy Duvall address

The  2017 Potato Expo is underway in San Francisco with more than 180 exhibitors at the trade show with the latest products and technology for the potato industry. Nufarm seed treatment specialist Evan Carlisle says they are showcasing four products at the show this year.
Interview from Potato Expo with Evan Carlisle, Nufarm

An analysis by the  Renewable Fuels Association  (RFA) shows how corn farmers and ethanol producers helped send Donald Trump to the White House.

GROWMARK  announced two acquisitions in the fuel business this week. First, GROWMARK has acquired a propane terminal in New Hampton, Iowa with nearly one million gallons total storage capacity.

According to Growth Energy , American consumers have driven more than 500 million miles on 15% ethanol-blended fuel, E15.

The New Year has been rung in and the 115th Congress and the  National Corn Growers Association  have gotten right to work.

Chuck Zimmerman found Becky Langer of  Bayer 's  Feed a Bee  program and M. Vincent Restucci from  R.D. Offutt Company  buzzing with excitement at the the 2017 Potato Expo in San Fransisco, California. The two forces have joined together on behalf of pollinators- and been quite successful too.

Becky Langer, Bayer and M. Vincent Restucci, R.D. Offutt

Monsanto is still on track to become part of Bayer AG by the end of the year, but in the meantime it is business as usual and that business continues to expand to  offer more solutions for farmers .

The  98th Annual Convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation  and IDEAg Trade Show, held January 6-11, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Welcome to the virtual news room for the 9th annual  Potato Expo , January 4-6, 2017 in San Francisco, California.

BASF held virtual press conferences to talk about  Engenia herbicide, which was registered for use by the EPA  on December 20, 2016.

Dairy Strong  and  Alltech  hosted a cattle health webinar this morning in anticipation of next week's Dairy Strong Conference, set to be held Jan. 18-19 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Alltech is teaming up with Osborn Barr (O+B) to make  ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference  even bigger. O+B will be working with Alltech to increase participation by U.S. livestock producers and farmers in the conference which invites agriculture professionals from across the globe to discuss new ways to make a long-term positive impact on the food production industry. 

This week Wendy's took on a troll questioning their 'fresh, never frozen' beef. This is not the first time Wendy's has taken pride in the beef they serve.

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