Vilsack Announces Base Acres Extension at #Classic15

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to over 7000 agricultural producers and industry members during his 6th appearance at Commodity Classic on Friday. Sec. Vilsack began by stating that he “was in the presence of greatness” and went on to thank farmers for all that they do on a daily basis. He also thanked farmers for their work on the …

Audio, Commodity Classic, USDA

Making Propane Power Pay

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If you are a farmer at Commodity Classic this week and you might be in the market for propane-powered equipment, you definitely should stop by the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) booth at the trade show and get incentivized. When I visited with PERC opening day, I met Tom Uhlman of Nebraska who took advantage of the propane incentive …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Irrigation, PERC, propane

Bayer Young Farmer Sustainability Award

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Last night Bayer CropScience announced this year’s Young Farmer Sustainability Award Winner, Andrew Fansler. Andrew Fansler is a rare commodity these days—a first-generation farmer whose farming career was born from a passion for the soil, for growing things, and for the lifestyle and value system which are part of agriculture. Fansler is also the newly-minted winner of the 2015 Young …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, sustainability

BASF Celebrates 150 Years of Science

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Since 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of BASF, our friends with BASF Crop Protection are pleased to kick off this anniversary year in the U.S. with the 9th annual media symposium, the Science Behind the Right Chemistry, in conjunction with Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona. Opening the big event was Technical Crop Production Specialist AJ Woodyard and Vice President for …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic

20th Commodity Classic Breaks Records

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A record number of farmers and exhibitors from all over the country have descended on Phoenix for the 20th Commodity Classic – the annual event for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum producers. The massive trade show at the event is the largest ever with 355 booths – a record by a large margin according to the Commodity Classic officials. Attendance …

Ag Group, Commodity Classic, Corn

BASF Survey Says Farmers Concerned About Risk

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No doubt farming is a risky business or everyone would do it, but this year more than ever farmers are concerned about managing financial risk and worried about potential commodity price fluctuations. According to a survey of over 200 farmers, BASF Crop Protection found that farmers are very or extremely concerned about managing financial risk in the coming season, and …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Crop Protection

Astronaut Addresses Bayer CropScience #AIF2015

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Among her many accomplishments Dr. Mae Carol Jemison is a dancer, a doctor, an actress, an astronaut and a strong advocate for “Making Science Make Sense.” She’s done more in her life so far than most of us even think about doing! Jemison talked to the Bayer CropScience 10th annual Ag Issues Forum on Tuesday about why scientific literacy is …

Audio, Bayer CropScience

Farmers Heading to Phoenix for #Classic15

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Corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers from all over the country are heading to Phoenix this week for the 20th annual Commodity Classic convention and trade show. “Commodity Classic gives us the opportunity not just to celebrate great work, meet with friends and learn about new products and services, it allows growers to get together in one place to shape …

Ag Group, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, Sorghum, Soybeans, wheat

10th Annual Bayer CropScience Forum #AIF2015

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The 10th Annual Ag Issues Forum (AIF), conducted by Bayer CropScience, is underway in advance of this year’s Commodity Classic in Phoenix. First speaker was Jim Blome, President/CEO, Bayer CropScience LP, who talked a little bit about his farm background and challenged attendees to get local though leaders out on a farm to help them better understand where their food …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience

Extra Propane Incentives at Commodity Classic

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Farmers attending the Commodity Classic this week in Phoenix can learn about the latest developments in reliable and efficient propane-powered agricultural technologies – and earn up to $6,000 towards equipment purchases through the Propane Farm Incentive Program. The program, sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council, already offers up to $5,000 for qualifying equipment purchases but during the Commodity …

Commodity Classic, Energy, Irrigation, PERC, propane