#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 …

Audio, Commodity Classic, USDA

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 …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Conservation, Corn, Environment, NCGA

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 …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Crop Protection

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 …

AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic

Veris Technologies Introduces Vision for Decisions™

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At the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio this week, Veris Technologies is introducing Vision for Decisions™, a new seeding environment decision support system to help growers improve seedbeds, planter performance, and population scripts. Vision for Decisions utilizes iScan+ soil and implement sensors embedded in tillage tools and planters along with grower input to maximize the seeding environment. Population scripts …

AgWired Precision, Commodity Classic, Precision Agriculture

Seeing Our Future Clearly at 2020 Commodity Classic

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Thanks to a #Classic20 attendee for helping me with this photo outside the convention center in San Antonio. It’s kind of like déjà vu since the weather was pretty nice yesterday and now we’ve got a wind warning and temps dropping into the 20’s tonight. Same thing happened at the Cattle Industry Convention just 3 weeks ago. I’m getting ready …

Commodity Classic, Corn, NAWG, NCGA, NSP, sorghum, Soybean, Wheat

Farm Credit System Optimistic for 2020

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2019 may have been a challenging year for many of the farmers and ranchers served by the nationwide Farm Credit System, but the recent trade agreements are generating a lot of optimism for 2020. “We’ve been here for a hundred years in the good times and the bad and last year was kinda one of the bad times and we’re …

Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, Commodity Classic, Farm Credit

Deere Updates Gen 4 Software

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere recently released 19-1 Gen 4 software and Machine Sync updates to further enhance the automation, documentation, functionality and security of its Generation 4 4600 CommandCenter™ and 4640 Universal Displays. In fact, the release came just days after the 2019 Commodity Classic, where we talked to John Mishler, marketing manager for precision ag technologies at John Deere. Learn all …

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AMVAC Offers Insect Control Strategies

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn Rootworm pressure has been building across the Midwest since 2016, indicating the pests may be learning ways to survive the traits that are meant to drive them away. Jim Lappin, AMVAC Crop Marketing Manager for the Corn and Soybean Portfolio, spent a lot of time at Commodity Classic talking with growers about strategies to get better control and better …

AMVAC, Commodity Classic, Corn, Insecticides

Bayer’s Delaro Fungicide Boosts Yields

Carrie Muehling

Numbers from the 2018 harvest show strong evidence that Bayer’s Delaro fungicide delivered yield boosts for growers. “We’re very, very excited about Delaro. In today’s marketplace, yield is more important than ever with the commodity prices that we have,” said Eric Ifft, Bayer Customer Business Advisor in Central Illinois. “And now, with our Bayer seed brands, we have great yielding …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Fungicide