#Classic20 Gives Secretary Sonny a Warm Welcome

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Thousands of farmers from across the country welcomed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue with open arms Friday during the general session of the 2020 Commodity Classic as he was introduced by a video message from President Donald Trump. “That’s the real deal,” Perdue said about the president’s message. “I can assure you, that wasn’t political speak, that’s him true and …

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NCGA and EDF Launch Success in Stewardship Network

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The National Corn Growers Association and Environmental Defense Fund have joined forces to launch the Success in Stewardship Network to celebrate and accelerate the use of agricultural conservation practices on U.S. corn farms. The network will showcase success stories from the many farmers and state-level programs putting stewardship into practice, starting with the Minnesota Corn Innovation Grant Program and the …

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AFBF to Expand on Bayer Farm State of Mind Campaign

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At Commodity Classic on Thursday, Bayer and the American Farm Bureau Federation announced the transition of Bayer’s Farm State of Mind campaign to Farm Bureau. The initiative aims to raise mental health awareness among the farming community and reduce stigma surrounding the topic of mental health in rural communities. Farm Bureau plans to combine the Farm State of Mind with …

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AMVAC® Announces 10 New Products in 2020

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AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, today announced 10 new products for 2020 at the opening of the Commodity Classic in San Antonio. The announcement is a result of the corporation’s successful legacy of acquisitions and its “Innovation with Speed and Discipline” product development process, concentrating on specific, customer-focused solutions. New products to AMVAC include a recent acquisition of four herbicide …

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BASF Hosts 14th Behind the Science Media Event

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For the 14th year, BASF held its Science Behind media event prior to the start of Commodity Classic. “It gives a chance for you to see not just what the product is, but also what are the details behind it – kind of a peek behind the curtain,” said Scott Kay, Vice President, U.S. Crop, BASF Agricultural Solutions. Much of …

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Documentary Highlights Ranch’s Commitment to Cattle Health

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A new documentary shares the commitment of a Colorado ranch family to animal health and the environment. “They’re raising their sixth generation on the ranch right now, so it’s a big legacy,” said Scott King, cattle marketing team lead for Boehringer Ingelheim. “They’re totally committed to caring for the land and the sustainability of it, and they’re very passionate about …

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Farmers Rank Top Products on Precision Ag Reviews

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Precision Ag Reviews, an independent resource to help farmers make decisions about precision ag equipment, has ranked the top five products of 2019 according to thousands of reviews received by farmers. “More than 3,000 reviews of precision farming products were submitted to Precision Ag Reviews online and in person at farm shows across the country in 2019,” said Stacie McCracken, …

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Partnership Testing 100 Percent Biodiesel in Fleet Trucks

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A new partnership is conducting a year-long test project to demonstrate viability of 100 percent biodiesel (B100) in high-mileage fleet applications. Under this partnership, five trucks owned by ADM will be outfitted with Optimus Technologies’ Vector fuel system, an innovative technology that enables diesel engines to run almost entirely on sustainable biodiesel. The trucks will be used in daily fleet …

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Climate Change and Risk Management

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Rostin Behnam spoke at the 2020 Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual Meeting about the impact of weather and climate change on risk management and an initiative he is spearheading at the Commission. “In my view, it’s critical to have private sector and public sector participants, a public-private partnership, contributing to this evolving, but …

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ZimmCast 637 – Ethanol Conference & Hauk Designs

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast where ethanol is our topic today. We attended the 25th National Ethanol Conference last week, our 14th in a row. But this one was definitely a history maker with an appearance by George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. We talked with Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Strategic Advisor Bob Dinneen …

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