November 22 , 2016
Hello ZimmComm Community:

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Hope everyone is taking time this week to be with family and friends and enjoy the bounty of our land! We are very thankful this year, as always, to be able to serve the wonderful people in this industry and promote American agriculture.

Obviously we have the week off, but we will be back on the Agriblogging highway next week heading to Orlando for the  Ag Retailers Association  annual meeting. We are still getting  audio from NAFB posted  and have lots of great stuff on AgNewsWire if you need content for the holidays for your website, publication, or news programming.

Now for some news from the ZimmComm News Network:


BASF just announced new Zidua┬« PRO pre-emergent herbicide  for soybean farmers earlier this month so Technical Marketing Manager Daniel Waldstein was able to provide the latest details at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk.

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)  stakeholders and the farm broadcast media got a sneak preview of the new SMART Farm platform for agriculture to talk to people who eat food in 2017.

Jon Labine of Farmers Edge is in the business of making big data a small job for growers.


Growth Energy  sent Co-Chair Tom Buis to the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention to talk about topics important to the industry including the   EPA's Point of Obligation ruling  and what Donald   Trump as president may mean for the ethanol  industry.

There is a lot happening in the world of propane Cinch Munson with the Propane Education and Research Council  (PERC) told Agwired during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) conference.

As more and more consumers choose ethanol at the pump,  Bobby Likis, host of Bobby Likis Car Clinic , says there is a continued need to educate mechanics about ethanol.


Chuck Zimmerman interviewed Jason Little with Agrible just a few months ago, but at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event, Little had something new to share.

FMC Agricultural Solutions proudly sponsors the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk each year to help support the efforts of the agricultural media to keep farmers informed.

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CEO and First Vice Chair traveled to Kansas City, Missouri last week to take part in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting's Trade Talk event.

On this week's AnimalAgCast , Jamie Johansen talked with Brian Klippenstein, Executive Director of  Protect the Harvest , during  NAFB's Trade Talk.

The cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year is less than it was a year ago, with turkey leading the way in lower prices.  Podcast

After a successful 2015 Farmers Business Network has continued to grow in 2016.


As one of the new board members for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), Katie Brenny representing the Federation of State Beef Councils got the gold mic treatment at the fall board meeting in Kansas City.

USFRA 2016 Fall Board Meeting photos

A human nutritionist by trade, Nikki Putnam, is a registered dietitian nutritionist for AlltechHer focus is to help bridge the gap between producers and consumers.

As the industry continues to buckle down on antibiotic regulations, maximizing the immunity of a herd is more important than ever.

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