Once again this year Mark Mayfield emceed the general session at Commodity Classic taking place in New Orleans. The tradition of bringing the presidents of the commodity groups on stage had a twist with the addition of the Association of Equipment Manufactures Ag Chair, Jim Walker.
Mayfield introduced them one at a time and asked them what the critical issues are facing their particular commodity. I recorded those comments for you to listen to. After each opening question/comment the session turned to more questions posed to all of them at the same time. Listen and learn.
You can listen to Chip Bowling, President of the National Corn Growers Association here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/cc-16-ncga-boling.mp3″ text=”Chip Bowling, NCGA”]
You can listen to Richard Wilkins, President, American Soybean Association here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/cc-16-asa-wilkins.mp3″ text=”Richard Wilkins, ASA”]
You can listen to Brett Blankenship, President, National Association of Wheat Growers, here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/cc-16-nawg-blankenship.mp3″ text=”Brett Blankenship, NAWG”]
You can listen to James Born, Chairman, National Sorghum Producers here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/cc-16-nsp-born.mp3″ text=”James Born, NSP”]
You can listen to Jim Walker, Ag Chair, Association of Equipment Manufacturers here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/cc-16-aem-walker.mp3″ text=”Jim Walker, AEM”]