2017 Commodity Classic

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Commodity Classic sponsored by FMC, John Deere, and Farmer’s Edge. “Farmer Up” was the theme for this year’s event held March 2-4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Soybean Association …

Ag Group, agribusiness, audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, John Deere, soybeans

DuPont Pioneer Unveils New Corn and Soybean Products

Joanna Schroeder

With the theme of “Innovation Elevates Performance for Growers,” DuPont Pioneer used virtual press conferences this week to unveil new corn and soybean products by region. Pioneer is launching 54 new A-Series soybeans for North America; and 53 new top-yielding corn products as part of its expanded lineup for 2017 spring planting. Listen to the Delta/Southeast regional presentation of the …

audio, Corn, DuPont Pioneer, Soybeans

Hundreds in Detroit for #ExEx16

Joanna Schroeder

Hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products have arrived in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016 (#ExEx16) and even though they are from more than 30 countries they are busy making connections and building relationships. The event, which has been held every two years since 2010, is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the …

audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, RFA, Sorghum

U.S. Trade Enforcement Action Against China

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers today announced the launch of trade enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The action challenges China’s use of “market price support” for three key crops (rice, wheat, and corn) in excess of China’s commitments under WTO rules. Congressional members …

agribusiness, audio, Corn, Rice, trade, USDA, Wheat

Mike Geske on Why USFRA

Joanna Schroeder

Mike Geske farms in a unique area in southeast Missouri because it has such a diversity of crops including rice, wheat and corn, a crop Geske grows with pride. For many years, he has served on boards of both the Missouri Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association and today represents Missouri Corn on the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers …

agribusiness, audio, Corn, USFRA

USDA Predicts Record #Soybean & More Corn Acres

Joanna Schroeder

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) planted acreage report for this year estimates record soybean plantings and increased corn acres over last year. The report estimates U.S. soybean planted area at a record high 83.7 million acres, up 1 percent from last year, while corn growers increased their acreage from last year by 7 percent to 94.1 million acres, making …

audio, Corn, Soybeans, USDA

#4Enogen4Energy @AmericanEthanol E15 NASCAR Race

Joanna Schroeder

It’s E15 race time at the Iowa Speedway. The American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen was held June 19 at Iowa Speedway, featuring a press conference that included representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Syngenta and Growth Energy are working together for the fourth consecutive year with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value …

agribusiness, American Ethanol, audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta, video

Optimism Infuses 10th Annual #CUTC16

Joanna Schroeder

The 10th annual Corn Utilization Technology Conference (CUTC) – #CUTC16 – took place in St. Louis, Missouri this week. The conference is held every other year and focuses on innovations and challenges in the wet and dry corn milling industry. The session kicked off with a message from National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Chris Novak who set a tone …

audio, Corn, NCGA