Classic as Big as Texas

Cindy Zimmerman

2009 Commodity ClassicThe farm economy is apparently not hurting as much as other sectors, since attendance at the 2009 Commodity Classic is expected to be as good or better than last year. According to the conference organizers, pre-registrations by the end of last week were virtually the same as last year, although the number of farmers registered was already higher.

2009 Commodity ClassicNow, that could be because we have a new commodity added to the mix this year – for the first time the producer organizations representing corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum are all meeting together under one roof.

I would also note that media attendance is very strong. Over 100 media were pre-registered for the conference and I have seen pretty much everyone I know in the industry already.

Lots of meetings and sessions are already happening, the trade show opens this afternoon and the general session is tomorrow morning.

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