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NAWG installs new officers

The National Association of Wheat Growers elected and installed officers at its Board of Directors meeting during the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. Montana wheat and barley farmer Bing Von Bergen was elected and installed as the new president of NAWG. His first duty will be to serve as the acting chief executive officer […]

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BASF partners with ASA, NCGA, NWF on scholarships

KISSIMMEE, FL, February 28, 2013 — The BASF Crop Protection business will team with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) to present 10 students with scholarships during the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Florida. The scholarships will be awarded to students across the country […]

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Ag Issues Forum grower panel looks to future

The grower panel during Bayer CropScience’s Ag Issues Forum took on some tough issues this morning. They discussed the future of agriculture and how their roles play into it. Bill Horan, Rockwell City, Iowa, is COO of Horan BioProduction. His farm works in the nutraceutical industry. Eddie Adams raises cotton in sustainable production in Missouri. […]

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Deliver Keynote Address at Commodity Classic

ST. LOUIS (February 21, 2013) — For the fourth straight year, farmers and other attendees to Commodity Classic will have the opportunity to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to the annual convention and trade show for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers. The secretary will deliver a keynote address to an expected crowd […]

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Commodity Classic Launches Mobile App

ST. LOUIS (February 14, 2013) —Today, Commodity Classic launched its mobile application allowing attendees to access information, receive messages and engage in social media from their smart phones and tablets. The Commodity Classic convention and trade show mobile application gives show-goers the ability to make their own schedules, take notes on activities, lookup session and […]

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Why Should You Attend Commodity Classic?

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Learn What’s Next from the People Making it Happen at Commodity Classic

Energizing educational sessions led by experts in advocacy, precision ag, risk management and other hot agriculture topics at the 18th Annual Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla., will give farmers game-changing information that will make them more efficient in 2013. “If you want to learn more about something in production agriculture you’ve only heard about, Commodity […]

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Successful Commodity Classic Stacks Up Records

The 2012 Commodity Classic surpassed all previous turnout records with a total of 6,014 attendees. This represents a 25 percent increase from last year’s record of 4,826 attendees. Once again, farm families represented more than half of the participants, with 3,505 growers, spouses and children attending. “We broke records in every category,” said Commodity Classic […]

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Commodity Classic organizations outline 2012 farm bill priorities

The following statement on the 2012 farm bill was released today by National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer, a corn grower from Auburn, Ill.; National Association of Wheat Growers President Wayne Hurst, a wheat producer from Burley, Idaho; American Soybean Association President Steve Wellman, soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb.; and National Sorghum Producers Chairman […]

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