#Classic16 Celebrates Decade of Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection, the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) celebrated ten years of rewarding future agriculture industry leaders with scholarships during the 2016 Commodity Classic last week. A past scholarship winner who now works for BASF as a tech service rep had the honor of presenting the awards this year. …

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

#FlexMyChoice Massages at #Classic16

Cindy Zimmerman

Visitors to the 2016 Commodity Classic had the opportunity to voice their support for Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) and relax their aching muscles at the same time at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) booth. It was the first opportunity for RFA to get their recently launched “Flex My Choice” campaign in front of the agriculture industry and Vice President of …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Ethanol, RFA

Vilsack Makes 7th Appearance at #Classic16

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appeared at every Commodity Classic since he was confirmed, making this year the seventh time he has addressed corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat farmers. “Farmers are the linchpin of this country. They are the heart and soul,” said Vilsack, who concentrated much of his remarks on the importance of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) for …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, sorghum, Soybean, USDA, 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

Ethos XB Offers Convenience and Protection

Lizzy Schultz

While FMC has always been close to Southern growers, offering exceptional base brands like Mustang Maxx, Hero, and Command 3ME, the company’s portfolio has recently evolved to even better suit Southern corn and soybean growers. One of the company’s latest additions is Ethos XB, a fertilizer-ready insecticide and fungicide that aims to protect young seedlings in a complete crop protection …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicide, Insecticides

Supreme Court Declines Chesapeake Bay Review

Cindy Zimmerman

There will be no Supreme Court review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s total maximum daily load (TMDL) restrictions in the Chesapeake Bay region, referred to as EPA’s “blueprint” for restoring the bay. The American Farm Bureau Federation and a coalition of agricultural and builder groups asked the Supreme Court last November to review a lower court ruling that “allows the …

AFBF, Corn, EPA, Government, NCGA

Senate Ag to Consider Labeling Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Agriculture Committee will meet this week to consider a draft bill proposed by Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) to address labeling for genetically modified foods. Roberts calls the Biotechnology Labeling Solutions legislation draft “a framework to find a solution for a patchwork of laws.” With a labeling law in Vermont set to be implement in July, Roberts says they …

Corn, GMO, Government, NCGA

USDA Secretary at #Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the National Ethanol Conference this week for the last time in the position he has held under President Obama for both terms. During his appearance, Vilsack announced some good news for the ethanol industry – new research showing significant improvement in ethanol production efficiency. According to the study, between 1991 and 2010, direct energy use …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, RFA, USDA

2015 NCGA Yield Winner Speaks At #NFMS16

Taylor Truckey

Attendees at the National Farm Machinery Show had the chance to hear from Randy Dowdy, a 2015 NCGA Yield Contest Winner. Dowdy farms in southern Georgia and claimed the first place prize in the irrigated category with a high yield of 486.1594 bushels/acre. During his presentation, Dowdy explained that a near 500 bu yield doesn’t happen overnight. For years, he …

Audio, Corn, Farm Shows, National Farm Machinery Show, NCGA, NFMS