Tag Archives: Commodity Classic

Vilsack To Speak At 2012 Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic will once again have the opportunity to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as a keynote speaker for an expected crowd of more than 4,800 farmers and other attendees during the event’s General Session on March 1, 2012, in Nashville, TN. “The secretary’s return for a third straight visit is testament to

It’s Commodity Classic Time!

As I write this week’s column, I’m heading to Tampa, FL, for the annual Commodity Classic show. The event, hosted by the various commodity grower associations, has become a showplace for many of the ag industry’s biggest suppliers – particularly crop protection product manufacturers and equipment makers. In fact, coupled with the annual National Farm

Precious Commodity

Perhaps it was the location — warm weather Anaheim, CA, a pleasant departure from the snow-covered Eastern half of the U.S. Maybe it was the glamour — lots of big booths and flashy electronics on the exhibition floor. Or it could have been the fact that the agricultural marketplace was through with 2008 and 2009

Hot Commodities

There was something profoundly different about the 2007 Commodity Classic show. For the first time since the start of the 21st century, low commodity prices were not a major point of discussion at the event among the more than 4,000 attendees. With corn, soybeans, and wheat all enjoying healthy bumps in per-bushel prices since the

Thoughts From Commodity Classic

CropLife Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj attended the recent Commodity Classic conference in Nashville. In reviewing their experiences, they shared the following e-mail exchange after the event. Paul: Some Commodity Classic, eh Eric? There sure were a lot of giddy farmers running around the convention center. And the amount of equipment was impressive, too.