What’s On Your Grill This Holiday Weekend

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Will EPA change RFS volume proposal?” The EPA recently released a new proposal for biofuels volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard – one that has made no one happy but particularly corn farmers and ethanol producers who note that the agency is not implementing the law as intended. EPA held a public hearing …

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Livestock Producers Unsure of Antibiotic Ban Impact

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How will a ban on antibiotics impact your livestock operation?” Our poll results clearly state that producers are not sure how the change in federal antibiotic guidelines will impact their operations. The livestock industry is currently working with producers to help with his transition and working closely with your veterinarians to create a health …

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Will Antibiotic Ban Impact Your Operation?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What fuels your grill?” My family was a little late pulling out our grill this summer, but it’s now out and we have been enjoying it thoroughly. I honestly don’t have a preference, but my husband is pretty adamant about what fuels his grill. So, it’s charcoal all the way in my household. But …

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Grilling & Meat Labeling

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What should Congress do about COOL?” Those who chimed in for our recent poll on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) seem to be leaning towards the creation of a generic North American label. Followed closely by a voluntary program or a repeal for meat products. What will Congress do?…time will tell. Listen to comments …

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What Should Congress Do About COOL?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is your favorite type of craft beer?” We have a very wide array of results from out most recent ZimmPoll. It is clear all these craft brews are needed to satisfy all our taste buds. Wheat topped our poll, but after attending the recent Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest, I’m a big …

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Craft Beer – Do You Have A Favorite?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What technology is most responsible for rapid planting progress?” #Plant15 is in full swing and many attribute the rapid progress to auto steering and GPS capabilities. Others commented saying larger equipment, lots of hard work and long hours come into play. I know all are true. Where would we be without technology? Here are …

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Major Impact of Avian Flu Yet To Be Seen

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How will high path avian flu impact industry?” The number of outbreaks grows by the day and I am afraid the worst is yet to come. Just yesterday, Iowa announced four more cases. It looks like the majority feel exports will be greatly impacted and many agree that we haven’t seen the worst of …

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How Will High Path Avian Flu Impact Industry?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is your favorite alternative fuel (to gasoline)?” A hands down winner in this week’s poll on alternative fuels was ethanol. Which is not a surprise. However, many may be surprised to see the clear runner-up was solar. We had many chime in for the other category. A few of those included: algae diesel, …

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The #AgNerds Have Spoken in Latest ZimmPoll

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Will you order an Apple Watch on April 10 or buy a Samsung S6 smartphone?” The crowd has spoken and many who took our most recent ZimmPoll feel they have no use for either. Honestly, no one needs either one, but I sure want an Apple Watch. I am still in the minority though. …

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#AgNerd Alert: Apple Watch or Samsung S6?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is best for GMO labeling?” Agricultural organizations are voicing support for the bi-partisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act introduced in the U.S. House recently. Over half of those who took this week’s ZimmPoll believe there should be mandatory GMO labeling for all foods. However, many still think doing nothing will be our …

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