2020 Commodity Classic

2020 Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic is February 27-29, 2020 – America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural & educational experience! This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2020 Commodity Classic Photo Album Audio Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue remarks on stage 31:05 Audio – Press Conferences Secretary of Agriculture …

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2019 Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Orlando, FL took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2019. The organizers American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers welcomed growers for this “Time to Shine!” …

ZimmCast 605 – ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

ZimmCast

ZimmCast #605 is the last one for 2018, featuring interviews from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 2018 CSS and Seed Expo, our last event for the year. This ZimmCast includes comments from ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne, Bayer seed treatment tech service rep Chip Graham, BASF Seed Solutions U.S. marketing lead Kerry Grossweiler, and Wheat Pete, a podcaster …

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2018 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

Held each year in Chicago, the 2018 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo is America’s largest seed industry convention with the latest information on seed treatment, plant breeding innovation, the agricultural economy forecast for 2019, emerging global disease threats and more. This year’s meeting was held December 3-6. Major sponsors at the event include Bayer and BASF. This virtual ag newsroom includes …

2018 Commodity Classic

The 2018 Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Anaheim, CA took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018. The organizers American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers welcomed growers to ‘Grow Beyond.’ …

Kansas Farmer Testifies at Ag Technology Hearing

“Technology in Agriculture: Data-Driven Farming” was the topic of a hearing last week before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, & Data Security to examine the potential benefits of advancements in agricultural technology and the collection and utilization of data in farming. The only farmer to testify was Justin Knopf from Gypsum, Kansas, who talked about …

USDA Forecast Optimistic Despite Conditions

U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to USDA’s August Crop Production report released Thursday. Soybean production is forecast at 4.38 billion bushels, up two percent from last year, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production by seven percent from last year, forecast at 14.2 billion bushels. Soybean yields are expected to …

U.S. Trade Enforcement Action Against China

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers today announced the launch of trade enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The action challenges China’s use of “market price support” for three key crops (rice, wheat, and corn) in excess of China’s commitments under WTO rules. Congressional members …

#USDA Report – Corn Up, Soybeans Down

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn and less soybeans this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if realized, will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944.  In …

China’s Excessive Wheat Subsidies Increase U.S. Farm Losses

Over the past few years, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) have demonstrated how the policies of a few advanced developing countries are distorting world wheat trade and hurting farmers in the United States and other wheat exporting countries. In 2015, an Iowa State University study sponsored by USW showed that China’s excessive wheat …

Iteris Signs ClearAg Agreement with Minnesota Wheat Council

Iteris, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITI), a leader in providing information solutions to the transportation and agriculture markets, has entered into an agreement with the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC) to provide custom weather and soil data to localize wheat disease models for Minnesota wheat growers via Iteris’ precision farming data delivery platform, ClearAg™. MWRPC members will gain access …

New Holland Harvest Support

New Holland Agriculture sponsored the North Dakota Premiere of the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film on August 22 in Bismark. New Holland provides combine service to custom harvesters through the New Holland Harvest Support Team, which travels with the wheat harvest, and several equipment experts attended the film showing. New Holland 2014 Harvest Support New Holland Supporting Wheat Harvest …

2014 Commodity Classic

The 2014 Commodity Classic was held in San Antonio, Texas Feb. 27-March 1, 2014. Presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention, and trade show. 2014 Commodity Classic Photos Vilsack Thanks Farmers for Security, Farm Bill – Commodity Classic Presidents …

Monsanto Call on GE Wheat Suspicions

Monsanto officials held a press call on Friday (6/21/13) regarding “suspicious” evidence in the investigation of genetically engineered wheat plants found in an Oregon field last month that suggests it was possibly intentionally planted. The call was conducted by Monsanto Vice President and Director of Technology Robb Fraley. The full audio from the call is linked here. Note that the …

2013 Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic is where America’s farmers meet with success. Commodity Classic is the once-a-year, can’t-miss event for America’s soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers. You’ll see the latest innovations first-hand. Hear game-changing ideas from the people who created them. Meet growers and ag leaders from across the nation. Talk one-on-one with top agribusiness representatives at the incredible trade show. If …