Majority Say Autonomous Tractors Will Hit Market Soon

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How long until we have autonomous tractors on the market??” Both New Holland and Case IH debuted autonomous concept tractors during the Farm Progress Show. It seems many believe we will see these tractors on the marketplace sooner than later. Here are the poll results: Very soon – 30% 5 years out – 27% …

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State Fair’s Focus on Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is agriculture still relevant at state fairs?” I won’t disclose my age, but I will say I have never missed a Missouri State Fair. No, I am not a carney. I was there with my dad as he managed FFA shows and exhibits, I have exhibited my own cattle and more recently have attended …

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Collaboration Needed in Future of Ag Tech

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What will play the biggest role in the future of agriculture?” During the 2016 InfoAg Conference, Jack Uldrich, acclaimed global futurist, speaker and best-selling author, shared thoughts on what the world may look like in just a few short years. Collaboration rose to the top and shows we need to keep all of the …

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What Will Play Biggest Role in Future of Ag?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is the Clinton-Kaine Democratic ticket good for agriculture and/or energy?” I am not quite sure this week’s pollers have anymore confidence in the Clinton-Kaine team when it come to agricultural and energy issues. Clinton has backed biotech, the Farm Bill, animal welfare, climate and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). And Kaine seems somewhere in …

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Voters Question Trump-Pence Stance on Ag, #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket good for agriculture, energy?” During his campaigning Trump has been supporter of biofuels and has repeatedly said he could “be a farmer.” Indiana Governor Mike Pence has vocally supported the ag industry understanding and supporting small farms and large agribusinesses. However, this week’s pollers seem to think differently with …

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Is the Trump-Pence Republican Ticket Good for Biofuels?

Joanna Schroeder

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the Senate’s GMO Disclosure Bill? The Senate has passed it’s version of the GMO Disclosure Bill followed by the House passing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. However, 40 percent of voters believe the legislation is bad …

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#Brexit – Good or Bad for Agriculture?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Did/do you have a summer job on a farm?” Growing up on a beef cow/calf operation in Southwest Missouri meant my summers were spent in the hay field or showing my Herefords at local, state and national livestock shows. I was thrilled to see such a diverse response to this week’s poll. No matter …

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