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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!” …

Veris Unveils Tillage and Planter Mounted Soil Sensors

New tools enable growers to see and respond to changing field conditions At the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Veris Technologies introduced the world’s first real-time sensor suite that measures four critical soil features while planting or tilling. The iScan+ optimizes implement adjustments and warns against yield robbing mistakes with real-time insight into changing soil conditions. All while providing high-resolution …

2019 BASF Science Behind Event

BASF’s annual Science Behind event was held at the “Ports of Call” in Seaworld just prior to Commodity Classic. This year’s event unveiled a new innovation from BASF, Revysol fungicide. After a brief introduction from Scott Kay, Vice President of U.S. Crop, listen to BASF experts share pertinent information about our best kept secret. A grower panel discussion closed the …

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2019 Bayer AgVocacy Forum

Bayer once again hosts its annual AgVocacy Forum, bringing together Bayer leadership, experts and thought leaders to speak with 60 U.S.-based journalists and influencers on the opportunities and challenges facing ag. The event takes place prior to the 2019 Commodity Classic. Session topics include the latest ag innovations, shifting consumer preferences and emerging trends like urban farming. Also included here …

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2019 BASF Legacy Club Events

To honor the hard work of its cotton grower customers, BASF held a special event in Destin, Florida. The event provides an opportunity to meet other successful growers and attend an awards dinner celebration to find out who made the 2018 Stoneville Legacy Club. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital …

New Ag International Looks Forward to High Tech Agriculture Week in Dublin, March 2019

New Ag International is delighted to announce its involvement in a week of high-tech agriculture in Dublin 25-29th March. Covering the latest developments in plant nutrition, smart fertilizer, biostimulants and digital agriculture, this series of events offers a unique opportunity for attendees. The week will bring together three conferences and two exhibitions under one roof at the Citywest Hotel, the …

Ethanol Report with #RFANEC Highlights

Orlando was the site of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 24th annual National Ethanol Conference February 11-13, 2019. As always, the event was loaded with headline speakers and information on the latest industry issues. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we have some of the highlights from #RFANEC, including comments from RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, former Sen. …

2019 Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual Meeting

This is the virtual newsroom for the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau 55th annual meeting held February 13-15, 2019 in San Diego, California. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2019 Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Annual Meeting photo album Audio Optimism in Crop Insurance Reinsurance …

2019 National Farm Machinery Show

This virtual ag newsroom features content from the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show, held Feb. 12-15, sponsored by FMC Agricultural Solutions. The National Farm Machinery Show offers the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry. Business professionals from around the world gain knowledge and hands-on access to various technological advancements needed for …

American Lamb Board Elects New Chairman; Releases Results

Dale Thorne, a sheep producer from Michigan, has been elected chairman of the American Lamb Board (ALB). He is serving his second 3-year term on the Board, representing the lamb feeding sector. Thorne has previously served as ALB vice chairman, treasurer and chairman of the Research Committee. “Being able to help increase demand for American Lamb is an honor. In …

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2019 National Ethanol Conference

This is the virtual newsroom for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 24th annual National Ethanol Conference held February 11-13, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The NEC is the most widely attended executive level conference for the ethanol industry featuring the annual State of the Industry address, as well as speakers and sessions on the top issues of the day. This virtual …

Ag Retailers Have Busy Week on the Hill

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) held its annual Board of Directors and Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C. this past week, which included an intense day of visits with Congressional representatives. ARA also presented its Legislator of the Year award to members of Congress who champion legislation important to the agricultural retail industry and this year the organization recognized Senators Chuck …

USDA Tracking Farm Bill Implementation

Now that the federal government is back at work, USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky says they are moving as quickly as possible to implement the new farm bill. During a Farm Foundation Forum on the realities of implementing the 2018 farm bill, Censky said USDA is using a “Fitbit” type of approach to tracking goals. Listen to Censky’s comments here:

ZimmCast From Cattle Industry Convention

This week’s program contains some audio from last week’s Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. After looking at what’s coming up on our calendar I share a couple of excerpts from the press conference with Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue and then from Terry Bradshaw’s speech. Sonny talks trade and Terry talks cows. I had no idea he had …

Alltech at #CattleCon19

This Virtual Newsroom includes content collected at the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Photo Album Audio Mineral Myths Busted Mark Robbins, CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements Bio-Mos…A replacement for …