Climate Accord's Impact on Ag – Questionable

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think climate accord will mean for ag?” It looks like the majority feel that climate accord will add to the already over-abundant regulations or is simply bad for everyone. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said the COP21 deal will support a “better-nourished, stable, secure future” and the benchmarks “build on the ambitious …

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What Does Climate Accord Mean for Animal Ag?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do we need any more gun control laws?” The latest Islamic terrorist tragedy which occurred here in the United States is being used by many politicians to call for more gun control. But do we need it? Well over half of our pollers believe more gun control isn’t the answer. Some commented stronger background …

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Do We Need More Gun Control?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your opinion of EPA rule for biofuels volumes?” Last week the EPA released a final rule for biofuels volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard for 2014-2016, which increased the obligations for refiners to use ethanol, biodiesel and advanced or cellulosic biofuels. It looks like voter opinion is all over the place. Many still …

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What's Your Opinion on EPA Biofuels Rule?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Does your agribusiness/operation have a crisis communications plan?” There is no doubt agribusinesses, farms/ranches and agriculture organizations need to be proactive in communicating our products to our consumers. I was a little shocked that a small majority believe they have no need for a crisis communications plan. In my opinion, you can never be …

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Are You Prepared? – Crisis Communications

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s mass media’s impact on consumer food opinion?” This poll made it clear that mass media does impact the opinions consumers have on food. Is this a good thing or bad? It seems good news doesn’t make front page. How do we get consumers to look at the science behind the food they eat? …

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Mass Media & Consumer Food Opinion

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How do you pass the time flying?” The ZimmComm Team takes to the skies quite a bit throughout the year, so it was fun to see what others do to pass the time. I like to read and it looks like I am in the majority. It looks like we had a wide variety …

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How Do You Pass the Time Flying?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is TPP good for US agriculture?” Most agree that the Trans-Pacific Partnership is full of winners for agriculture, but few believe all of it is good for the industry. Whichever you currently believe, you can’t argue that the future of U.S. agriculture must include trade. Here are the poll results: Yes, all of it …

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Is TPP good for US agriculture?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Where or how do you hunt?” I won’t lie. I was a bit surprised we had so many non-hunters out there. I personally don’t hunt, but have many friends and family that do. I don’t hunt simply because I don’t think I could actually sit still and quiet long enough to not scare away …

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Where Do You Hunt?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What does sustainability mean to today’s farmers?” We may not have an easy definition of sustainability, but it is clear most of us agree that it encompasses economics, the environment and social aspects. Here are the poll results: Economics – 6% Environmental – 11% Social – 0% All of the above – 82% Our …

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Farmers – What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is most important personal issue to today’s farmers?” Consumers understanding the food sources out there seemed to rise to the top this week. But was quickly followed by farm estate transition and sustainability. We also had quite a few vote other, but didn’t specify. No one can argue the passion farmers and ranchers …

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