Phoenix Welcomes 2015 Commodity Classic

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A record number of farmers and exhibitors from all over the country have descended on Phoenix for the 20th Commodity Classic – the annual event for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum producers. The massive trade show at the event is the largest ever with 355 booths – a record by a large margin according to the Commodity Classic officials. Attendance …

Ag Group, Commodity Classic, NCGA, sorghum, Soybean, Wheat

BASF Awards SOY, Corn and Wheat Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

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, …

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Policy in Focus at #Classic15

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers from all over the country are heading to Phoenix this week for the 20th annual Commodity Classic convention and trade show. “Commodity Classic gives us the opportunity not just to celebrate great work, meet with friends and learn about new products and services, it allows growers to get together in one place to shape …

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Soybean Growers Welcome West Coast Port Labor Deal

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The American Soybean Association (ASA) is welcoming news of a possible deal worked out to end a labor strike that was wreaking havoc on soybean exports from the U.S. west coast. The group says the reported deal worked out between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will resume operations at ports along the west …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ASA, Soybean

Update on FMC Marvel Herbicide

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Weed control was a big topic for FMC Corporation at the National Farm Machinery Show last week, and I talked with district manager Tyler Tuttle about how Marvel™ herbicide provides soybean growers with an aggressive tank-mix partner for maximum postemergence control of glyphosate-resistant weeds. “Marvel is a post emerge, broadleaf herbicide with a very broad spectrum,” said Tuttle. “Use it …

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Bayer Introduces New Soybean Varieties

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience today announced the introduction of 12 new CredenzTM soybean varieties featuring the LibertyLink® trait. The new varieties are specifically tailored for growers in the Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. regions and are available immediately for the 2015 growing season to help growers maximize performance and fight glyphosate-resistant weeds. The new varieties represent relief for growers in the south …

Bayer, Soybean, weeds

Soybean, Biodiesel Groups Blast Biodiesel Import Decision

John Davis

Soybean growers and their close allies in the biodiesel industry in this country are blasting the U.S government’s decision to allow Argentinian biodiesel easier access to American markets. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) say the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ease sustainability requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to fast-track …

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Agriculture May Benefit From Cuba Relations

Cindy Zimmerman

The White House announcement Wednesday that the United States will begin the process of normalizing relations with Cuba brought positive responses from the agriculture industry. “Throughout history, agriculture has served as a bridge to foster cooperation, understanding and the exchange of ideas among people,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a statement. “I have no doubt that agriculture will continue …

AFBF, Ag Group, ASA, NFU, Rice, Soybean, Trade, USDA

Tax Extenders Package Passed

Cindy Zimmerman

Following the recent action by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate on Tuesday evening passed the package of tax incentives for 2014 that will expire once again in just two weeks. Noting the short term nature of the legislation, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said, “With this tax bill, the Congress is turning in its tax homework 11 …

Government, Soybean

Commodity Classic Gets New Mobile App

John Davis

Attendees of the upcoming Commodity Classic will have an easier time planning their schedules during the event. The mobile app, which can be downloaded from a variety of operating systems’ app stores, will give attendees fresh information on sponsors, trade show floor events, locations for sessions and exhibits, and other up-to-the-minute information on the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and …

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