The Crop Insurance Quandary

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Farm & Ranch Magazine compiled a list of the Top 10 Tractors of All Time. Which is your favorite?” Farm & Ranch Magazine gave us a long list of classic tractors to select from and it is clear we all have our favorites. However, the rising star in our poll was the John Deere …

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Which Tractor is Your All Time Favorite?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your favorite Super Bowl party food?” The XLIX Super Bowl is a wrap and so is our most recent ZimmPoll. Chips and dip topped the charts, but wings were a close second. I couldn’t agree more with those who responded to our poll. I love chips and dip of any kind. I have …

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ZimmPoll Results Find Ban on U.S. Poultry Extreme

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is China’s recent ban on imports of U.S. poultry & eggs justified?” On January 8, the Chinese government imposed a nationwide restriction on U.S. imported poultry and eggs following the detection of avian flu in wild birds in the Pacific Northwest. There is no doubt the majority of those polled agree with the rest …

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What’s Your Opinion on US Ag Coalition for Cuba?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think were the biggest ag stories of 2014?” We were not limited on the number of important ag stories in 2014. It looks like RFS and the drought in the West topped this poll. Immigration and agriculture documentaries were a few others people added to the list. 2015 has already started …

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What Were Biggest Ag Stories of 2014?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What type of gadget is on your wish or to-give list?” Did you find your favorite gadget under the tree this year? Our results were pretty evenly spread out. I was excited to see many were wanting to utilize drone technology. But the GoPro video camera exceeded all other gadgets. I think that might …

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Gadget Gift Giving & Receiving

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s the biggest challenge for the seed industry?” All of agriculture depends in some way on seed. The long term survival of the seed industry impacts everything. It looks like you think anti-GMO attitudes have the greatest negative impact on the seed industry. Environmental regulations came in with a close second. Here are the …

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Tax Break Poll Results

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How should Congress handle tax breaks?” Congress is once again considering a package of tax breaks for businesses and individuals that include everything from section 179 deductions to renewable energy tax credits. An overwhelming majority believe a flat tax is the answer. Will Congress think the same? Making tax breaks permanent and not allowing …

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How Should Congress Handle Tax Breaks?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?” I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with plates piled high of your favorites. I know I am still stuffed. It looks like our Zimmpollers prefer sweet potatoes, but only slightly. We did have quite an array of Others including oysters and some Pinot Noir. Here are …

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Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do you think the new coalition agreement addresses ag data privacy concerns?” Time will tell if the big data coalition will ease the minds of concerned growers when it comes to privacy and security issues. However, the majority of those polled feel that the agreement addresses these ag data issues. We for sure will …

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