Why FMC Loves @ComClassic

Cindy Zimmerman

Commodity Classic may have been a month ago at this point, but the glow of that one show can last all year for companies like FMC Corporation. FMC Business Services Manager Rick Kesler says Classic is one show where they can reach a lot of different farmers. “A big part of FMC’s business is in corn and soybeans and when …

3RIVE 3D Means Farming Faster

Kelly Marshall

Rick Ekins from FMC, and Chuck have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity.  With spring planting upon us, here’s a quick summation of what 3RIVE 3D can provide: 3RIVE 3D is a new way to deliver crop protection products for seedling defense and yield enhancement Easily mounts to …

#Classic17 Announces Second Largest Event!

Kelly Marshall

Despite some challenging economic times in farm country this year, thousands headed to San Antonio earlier this month to “Farmer Up!” and attend the 2017 Commodity Classic. The final total for attendance was 9,303 – second only to last year’s Classic in New Orleans. That total included over 4100 growers and 920 first time attendees. “Commodity Classic continued in its …

Weed Resistance Strategy at #Classic17 with FMC

Kelly Marshall

Weed resistance may just be one of the most discussed topics over the last couple years and that didn’t change at Commodity Classic. FMC is one of the companies that has worked aggressively on this issue and Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Ken Smith about it. He said, “What we have learned in the last ten years of our research is, we can …

Scholarships Awarded from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

The four hosting commodity groups, American Soybean Association (ASA), National Sorghum Producers (NSP), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), along with BASF, offered 12 academic scholarships to students studying agriculture at the recent 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. “These students have shown a commitment to the future of our industry through their …

Sorghum Partners Powered by Chromatin

Cindy Zimmerman

Sorghum is gaining in popularity thanks to new and improved hybrids being developed by Chromatin, your Sorghum Partners. We had the opportunity to chat with Chromatin Vice President for Research & Development Scott Staggenborg at Commodity Classic last week to find out what is new with sorghum and how the crop is being grown in new areas from a company …

Big Buzz at Farmers Edge Booth from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge had not one, but two major new product launches at Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week and their Vice President of Marketing, Marina Barnes was on hand to tell us about them both. FarmCommand takes precision agriculture to decision agriculture, Barnes said, with it’s easy to use, all-in-one system. It eliminates the need for multiple passwords and unusable data. …

#Classic17 Lines Up for John Deere C850 Air Cart

Kelly Marshall

The John Deere C850 Air Cart sat centerstage in their booth during the 2017 Commodity Classic. At times you even had to wait in line for a chance to climb the latter for a birds eye view and get a first-hand look at the cart’s 850-bushel carrying capacity. Tyson Harris, product manager at John Deere, also had a line of …

Poncho/VOTiVO Gives Great Odds

Kelly Marshall

If you could go to Vegas with 80 percent favorable odds, would you take it? asks Greg Ginisty, Bayer product manager. That’s what Poncho/VOTiVO has provided growers – a consistent product with a consistent return on investment, and really great odds. Poncho/VOTiVo has been game-changing in terms of insect control since 2010 when it was first launched and it remains …

#Classic17 Sees Big Things for Credenz Soybeans

Kelly Marshall

Monty Malone was in San Antonio for Commodity Classic to talk to growers about the latest in Credenz soybeans. Last year more than 500 trials in 6 states showed that, when compared head-to-head, Credenz LibertyLink soybeans offered a 2.2 bu/A yield advantage over Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 Xtend beans. Next year the company is going even bigger with 10 new …