Commodity Classic

Comodity Classic 2017 overview
Eric SfiligojConsidering Customer Concerns
April 1, 2017
One of the primary goals for any business to survive and thrive is to know what its customers want and Read More
Comodity Classic 2017 overview
Eric SfiligojCommodity Classic 2017: Growers’ Three Wishes
March 6, 2017
Last week, I had the chance to attend the annual Commodity Classic show in San Antonio, TX. Drawing some 10,000 Read More
Commodity Classic Sign
Eric Sfiligoj2016 Commodity Classic Report: Campaign Indifference Trumps Indignation
March 7, 2016
Like many in the agricultural community, I’ve just returned from the annual Commodity Classic event. This meeting place for many Read More
2015 Commodity Classic Crowd
Eric SfiligojIt’s Commodity Classic Time!
February 29, 2016
As the calendar turns to March, ag retailers and their grower-customers are getting ready to officially kick off the 2016 Read More
FMC 3Rive 3D
Seed/BiotechFMC’s 3RIVE 3D Turns Heads
April 1, 2015
As winter trade shows tend to go, Commodity Classic tends to be a pretty big deal. You’ve got all the Read More
David Hollinrake, Bayer CropScience
Eric SfiligojThe Ag Issues Forum 2015: Agriculture’s Challenges
March 9, 2015
Bayer CropScience’s annual gathering provided insights into some of the many challenges facing today’s agricultural community. Read More
Eric SfiligojA Trio Of Grower Observations
April 1, 2014
Presenting the views on agriculture from a few growers and how these could impact ag retailers. Read More
StewardshipThe Fertilizer Institute Names 2014 4R Advocate Award Winners
December 18, 2013
Five growers and retailers have been recognized for their excellence in nutrient stewardship. Read More
Crop InputsCommodity Classic, AG CONNECT Join Forces
October 23, 2013
The inaugural event, which will remain under the Commodity Classic brand name, will be held March 3-5, 2016, in New Orleans. Read More
HerbicidesBASF Hosts Crop Protection Symposium At Commodity Classic
February 28, 2013
BASF hosted the seventh annual Science Behind BASF media symposium February 27 in conjunction with the Commodity Classic. This year, Read More
Crop InputsCTIC To Host Nutrient Efficiency Session At Commodity Classic
February 25, 2013
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) will host a Learning Center Session on improving nutrient efficiency and increasing crop production at Read More
Crop InputsVilsack To Deliver Keynote At Commodity Classic
February 22, 2013
For the fourth straight year, farmers and other attendees to Commodity Classic will have the opportunity to welcome U.S. Secretary Read More
Crop InputsStollerUSA Sponsors Roundtable At The 2013 Commodity Classic
February 20, 2013
StollerUSA welcomes attendees to the 2013 Commodity Classic and the Progressive Grower Roundtable Learning Session. StollerUSA is sponsoring this unique Read More
Management2012 Commodity Classic: Optimism Abounds
April 1, 2012
Although it hasn’t been around that long relative to some of the other agricultural trade events, the annual Commodity Classic Read More
LegislationUSDA’s Farm Bill Priorities Unveiled At Commodity Classic
March 5, 2012
For the third consecutive year, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed attendees of Commodity Classic’s General Session on Friday. The topic Read More
Eric Sfiligoj2012 Commodity Classic Sure To Surprise
February 27, 2012
Two weeks ago, I was among more than 300,000 agricultural visitors to the annual National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Read More
Crop InputsVilsack To Speak At 2012 Commodity Classic
October 21, 2011
Commodity Classic will once again have the opportunity to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as a keynote speaker Read More
Crop Inputs2011 Commodity Classic: Optimism, With A Hint Of Worry
April 5, 2011
Compared with the past few gatherings, the 2011 Commodity Classic was a welcome change. Instead of talk about high crop Read More
Eric SfiligojIt’s Commodity Classic Time!
February 28, 2011
As I write this week’s column, I’m heading to Tampa, FL, for the annual Commodity Classic show. The event, hosted Read More
Crop InputsPrecious Commodity
April 6, 2010
Perhaps it was the location — warm weather Anaheim, CA, a pleasant departure from the snow-covered Eastern half of the Read More
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June 28, 2017
CropLife Editor discusses his recent attendance at the Dow AgroSciences Field Day in Indiana and shares news on another pair Read More
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In life, no one likes the waiting game. In agriculture, however, playing the waiting game is very important – especially Read More
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June 26, 2017
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June 22, 2017
BASF, whose Engenia herbicide is the target of more than 200 drift complaints in Arkansas, emailed the following statement to Read More
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June 22, 2017
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June 22, 2017
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June 19, 2017
Aligned Ag Distributors LLC announced this morning the appointment of Mary Tolke to the position of President/CEO, effective July 1. Read More
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