Planting 2016 – Willing to Make Predictions?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think of new dietary guidelines?” Referring to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, many of those who took our recent poll feel nothing has really changed from past dietary guidelines and even more simply don’t care. Here are the poll results: Fair – 0% Nothing new – 37% Good news – …

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Top 2016 Ag Issues Preview

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you expect to be the top ag issue of 2016?” We have been discussing the 2016 presidential elections for nearly a year already and it will only increase. When it comes to agriculture it should be one of the most talked about issues. So, I am not surprised to see it top …

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What Ag Issue Will Top 2016?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What was your top ag story for 2015?” We have a variety of responses to this week’s poll. COOL repeal jumped to the top, but many of the others were trailing closely. And many of these hot button ag issues will follow us into 2016. Here are the poll results: TPP – 11% COOL …

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Vote For Top Ag Story in 2015

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your favorite food/drink gift?” I am still stuffed from all the holiday food I consumed and still unpacking a plethora of gifts. Food and drinks are always great gifts to give and receive. It looks like fruit and wine topped this poll. Here are the poll results: Fruit – 33% Candy – 0% …

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Pollers Wonder Climate Accord’s Role for Ag

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’s Climate Accord Mean for 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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Biofuel Volumes – Many Opinions

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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Does EPA Biofuels Rule Measure Up?

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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Consumer Food Opinions & Mass Media

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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