Commodity Group Presidents Address Issues

Chuck Zimmerman

Once again this year Mark Mayfield emceed the general session at Commodity Classic taking place in New Orleans. The tradition of bringing the presidents of the commodity groups on stage had a twist with the addition of the Association of Equipment Manufactures Ag Chair, Jim Walker. Mayfield introduced them one at a time and asked them what the critical issues …

AEM, Ag Group, ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, NAWG, NCGA, NSP

BASF and Commodity Groups Award Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

BASF Crop Protection has teamed up with the industry-leading commodity organizations behind Commodity Classic to award scholarships to 10 students pursuing degrees in agriculture. BASF presented the students with their scholarships during the 2016 Commodity Classic along with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Wheat Foundation(NWF). Representatives from the three commodity groups …

Ag Group, ASA, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, NCGA, University, Wheat

ASA and NCGA Talk Grower Issues at #Classic16

Lizzy Schultz

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) held press conferences during the 2016 Commodity Classic to discuss several key issues facing the industry and highlight the efforts currently in place to create solutions to the challenges that have been facing growers. Representatives from NCGA focused their press conference around the current state of the farm …

Ag Group, ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, Soybean

Scholarships Presented at #Classic16

Cindy Zimmerman

A brand new crop of young people received scholarships at the 2016 Commodity Classic from three organizations and BASF. The American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) all joined in the presentation of scholarships to assist promising individuals with their future agriculture academic endeavors. For the 10th year in a row, BASF …

ASA, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Education, NCGA

What’s In and Out for Ag in Omnibus

Cindy Zimmerman

The broad spending and tax legislation compromise unveiled by House Republicans Tuesday night includes some riders important to agriculture. Perhaps the most important, the bill repeals mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for meat to prevent more than $1 billion in trade sanctions from Mexico and Canada approved last week by the WTO. “I’m pleased American agriculture and businesses will escape these …

ASA, Biofuels, Energy, Farming, GMO, Government

Latest ASA DuPont Young Leaders Class Announced

John Davis

The future of agriculture, in particular soybean farming, was on display as the American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont announced the latest class of Young Leaders. This news release from ASA says the leadership journey recently began at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa. The Johnston training session was the first phase of a program designed to identify new and …

ASA, Dupont

New Officer Team for American Soybean Association

John Davis

Soybean growers have some new leadership. This news release from the American Soybean Association (ASA) says the group at its annual winter meeting in St. Louis installed Richard Wilkins, a farmer from Greenwood, Delaware, as president of the ASA, along with outgoing president Wade Cowan from Brownfield, Texas, moving to the position of chairman of the ASA board, and Ron …

Ag Group, ASA, Soybean

#Ag Industry Reacts to @EPA #RFS Final Rules

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the much anticipated final volumetric rules today under the Renewable Fuels Standard for 2014, 2015 and 2016. While the RVOs (renewable volume obligations) were an improvement over the proposed rules released in May of this year, the #Ag industry is calling on the EPA to further strengthen the legislation and further increase all four …

AFBF, Agribusiness, ASA, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol, NCGA, NFU, USDA

Lots of Reaction to TPP

Cindy Zimmerman

Seems like everyone has something to say about the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement reached by negotiators meeting in Atlanta for more than five days, even though few details have been released. U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman does say that agriculture is a big winner under the agreement. “Tariffs will either be eliminated or greatly reduced or quotas will be significantly …

AFBF, ASA, Audio, Beef, Corn, Government, NCGA, NFU, Rice, Trade

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with ASA president Wade Cowan

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Texas farmer Wade Cowan, President of the American Soybean Association. In this interview you’ll hear a farmers perspective on global trading relationships, the threat of a government shutdown and biotech labeling legislation. Cowan spent time with the Chinese officials last week in New Orleans and is optimistic for more productive discussions between the two …

Agri-Pulse, ASA, Audio