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Early Riser sessions serve up food for thought

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 6, 2013) – Risk management, shifting market conditions and participation in a national television program are on this year’s menu for early risers at Commodity Classic. Always a popular and eye-opening start to the day, the Early Riser sessions begin at 7:00 a.m. with complimentary coffee, breakfast pastries and energy-packed presentations. Thursday, […]

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John Deere adds array of environmental sensors to Field Connect

OLATHE, Kansas (March 1, 2013) – Expanding on the John Deere Field Connect soil moisture monitoring system introduced last fall, John Deere will add new environmental sensors and features this spring to provide additional information to producers of all types of agricultural crops.   The new environmental sensors include: Weather Station, Rain Gauge, Temperature Sensor, Pyranometer, and […]

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DuPont announces new app for growers

Today’s farmer is connected in many ways. They have data from nearly every piece of equipment, every field and the list goes on. But once they have that data, what do they do with it. DuPont announced today at the Commodity Classic that they intend to help producers with that information and help them make […]

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Commodity group presidents featured at General Session

Presidents of the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Sorghum Producers had a frank discussion with moderator of the General Session Mark Mayfield about the sustainability of each of their commodities. Danny Murphy, president of the ASA said his organization has implemented protocols for sustainability. The […]

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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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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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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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Food costs could rise with U.S. poultry and livestock relocation, reduction

Paying more for food may not be out of the question for consumers if regulations on the U.S. poultry and livestock sectors increase. In fact, consumers could pay up to $16.8 billion more annually for meat, milk and eggs if regulations are imposed on U.S. poultry and livestock farmers that raise input costs by 25 […]

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