New Holland Debuts Guardian™ Injection Toolbar

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

New Holland has introduced the Guardian™ Injection Toolbar to the Guardian self-propelled sprayer line. The new piece of equipment was on display at the 2015 Commodity Classic and Chuck stopped by to chat with New Holland’s Jason Hardy to learn more about it’s capabilities. The Guardian™ Injection Toolbar applies the liquid fertilizer exactly where the crop needs it most. Farmers …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Fertilizer, New Holland

BASF Xanthion In-Furrow Info at #Classic15

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BASF Technical Marketing Manager Caren Schmidt had 10 minutes to tell the Commodity Classic attendees at a Mini WIN session last week about Xanthion™ In-furrow fungicide, which received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration in October in time for use on corn this season. “Xanthion is our newest in-furrow fungicide for corn, and it’s the first in-furrow fungicide to combine a …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Crop Protection

Record Breaking #Classic15

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The 20th annual Commodity Classic was one for the record books. Total attendance was 7,936, more than 600 over the previous record, 7,325, set in 2014. Other records broken were the number of growers, at 4,328 (compared to 3,874 in 2014); and the number of first-time attendees, at 1,409 (compared to 1,261 in 2014). Additionally, the trade show featured an …

AEM, Ag Group, Commodity Classic, Corn

How BASF Innovation Specialists Help Farmers

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Nebraska farmer Scott Eaton and his BASF Innovation Specialist Jennifer Wood talked about some of the advantages to their partnership during the BASF Science Behind the Right Chemistry event last week in Phoenix. “We’re a pretty good team,” said Eaton. “We work to develop a plan and try to stick the best that we can to that plan.” What Eaton …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Farming

#Classic15 Pocket Knife Ribbon Cutting

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Normally we video the opening ceremonies for the Commodity Classic trade show, but we were a little shorthanded this year so it was just photos. Fortunately, our gold star intern Taylor Truckey recorded enough of a sequence to enjoy the moment as the ribbon cutters were having a hard time with some dull scissors and it came down to a …

Commodity Classic, Corn, sorghum, Soybean, Video, Wheat

#Classic15 Session on Farming Like a Champ

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Two yield rocking champions played to a standing room only crowd at the 2015 Commodity Classic in a session sponsored by BASF Crop Protection on how to get the most out of your acres. Always a crowd pleaser, world champion soybean grower Kip Cullers of Missouri hammered home the importance of happy plants and packing starch. “You keep that plant …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Soybean

#Classic15 Presidents

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The tradition of Commodity Classic emcee Mark Mayfield interviewing the presidents of each organization continued this year. Left to right are Mayfield, National Sorghum Producers chairman JB Stewart of Oklahoma, National Association of Wheat Growers president Paul Penner of Kansas, American Soybean Association president Wade Cowan of Texas, and National Corn Growers Association president Chip Bowling of Maryland. Listen to …

ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, sorghum, Soybean, Wheat

Sec. Vilsack Addresses 2015 Commodity Classic

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to over 7000 agricultural producers and industry members during his 6th appearance at Commodity Classic on Friday. Sec. Vilsack began by stating that he “was in the presence of greatness” and went on to thank farmers for all that they do on a daily basis. He also thanked farmers for their work on the …

Agribusiness, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, sorghum, Soybean, Trade, USDA, Wheat

Commodity Classic Groups Meet the Press

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Trade, taxes, biotechnology, farm policy and government regulations are the main issues of concern to the commodity organizations who make up the Commodity Classic. Leadership of the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), and National Sorghum Producers (NSP) all held press conferences Thursday to talk about their top priorities. Under the …

ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, sorghum, Soybean, Wheat

BASF Awards SOY, Corn and Wheat Scholarships

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BASF Crop Protection made 10 students pursuing agricultural degrees very happy today with the presentation of scholarships at the 2015 Commodity Classic, in partnership with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF). “Investing in the future is how the agricultural industry can sustain success,” said Neil Bentley, Director of Marketing, …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Education, Soybean, Wheat