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 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Video, Weed control

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 …

Ag Group, BASF, Commodity Classic, Scholarship

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 …

Audio, Commodity Classic, seed, Sorghum, Video

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. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farmers Edge, technology

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 …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, seed

#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 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Soybeans, Uncategorized

Winners of Bayer’s Real Yield Sweepstakes at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Last year was the second year for the LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes, which gave away 200 acres of LiberyLink soybeans or cotton to two growers each month. The grand prize winner for the year was Gary Tretter from Illinois, who received the 500 acre grand prize and a trip to Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week, along with the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Uncategorized

John Deere’s Prospective on Farm Economy & Tech

Jamie Johansen

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world,” words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere and that in itself is a true testament. John had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing his …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Machinery, Video

Bayer Makes Big Announcements from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

“It’s important to take care of agriculture’s greatest resource– our growers and their communities. Along with helping them with success on their operation, we’re committed to continuing the success of farming’s future through community outreach programs that give back and help them obtain the tools necessary for success,” Jody Wynia from Bayer CropScience said to attendees of Commodity Classic in San …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic