2016 Commodity Classic Highlights

In The Big Easy at Commodity Classic, it was very easy to find a conversation about the current agricultural market situation and ways farmers can find the right balance between balancing their checkbook and maintaining the high yields needed to pay the bills.

The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins and Ohio’s Country Journal’s Matt Reese traveled to New Orleans for this year’s Classic and collected conversations from all facets of the industry.

Ty visits with AgPHD's Darren Hefty at Commodity Classic

Ty visits with AgPHD’s Darren Hefty at Commodity Classic

Albert Bancroft from AgroLiquid visited with farmers at Classic 16 about the importance of a solid fertility plan this year.

AgPHD’s Darren Hefty spent some time at the AgroLiquid Booth at Classic16 and he told Ty that despite some negativity being felt in agriculture, there is still some hope for 2016.

Leist Mercantile’s Doug Tenney takes a look at all of the factors affecting the markets early in 2016.

Ohio Soybean Association’s Adam Ward weighs in on Ohio’s involvement in the GMO labeling conversation.

Ty Higgins and Dow Agroscience's Tiffany Dean

Ty Higgins and Dow Agroscience’s Tiffany Dean

Dow AgroSciences Tiffany Dean on whether there is any nitrogen left in the field from last season.

David Hillger with Dow Agrosciences talks about preceision agronomy.

Dow AgroScience’s Luke Peters covers the new corn herbicide Resicore.

Daniel Call with Seed Consultants says his company is uniquely positioned to help their customers through a sluggish market.

Farm Credit Mid-America‘s Bill Johnson has an outlook for 2016.

Crop Insurance may be more important now than ever and Farm Credit Mid-America’s Jason Alexander has some tips.

Case IH's Commodity Classic display

Case IH’s Commodity Classic display

Case IH‘s Leo Bose has a special promotion including AFS Connect.

The new Case IH Barracuda was introduces at Commodity Classic and Chris Larson was there to show it off.

Luke Bozeman with BASF talks about his company’s The Living Acres initiative.

Dr. Harold Coble has been trying to kill milkweed for decades, now he asking farmers to grow it.

Neil Doherty covers new Maglis technology from BASF.

Farmer Ben Moore implements Maglis technology of his farms in Ohio and Indiana.

Climate Corporation‘s Wes Hayes had some exciting news to share at Commodity Classic.

National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling is talking with other producers at Classic about how to have conversations with consumers on a one-on-one basis.

Eric Boyk was helping farmers download a new app introduced at Classic16 by Encirca Services.

DuPont Pioneer’s Dave Tedeger was sharing the Plenish story in New Orleans.

DuPont Crop Protection‘s Dave Johnson gives his weed outlook for 2016.

DuPont Crop Protection‘s Bond McGinnish helps growers maximize yields in a tough economy.

John Bode with the Corn Refiners Association visits about the GMO legislation in Congress and the players behind the GMO and anit-GMO efforts.

Channel Seeds customers are using their relationships with Channel seedsman to find the best possible outcomes when farming in a lower market. Here’s seedsman Ryan Grable and his customer Casey Rush.

Matt Bennett with Channel was talking markets at Commodity Classic.

Matt Reese visits with Shawn Potter from Syngenta

Matt Reese visits with Shawn Potter from Syngenta

Syngenta’s Shawn Potter gives some insights about the merger with ChemChina.

Sustainability is one of the many challenges when markets slump. Monsanto‘s Kevin Coffman talks about that aspect of 2016 and beyond.

The largest number of Roundup Ready to Xtend products will be coming from Asgrow Dekalb. Dipal Chaudhari has some details.

Dekalb’s Disease Shield was introduced in New Orleans and Jared Webb was telling farmers all about it.

Ryan Bond with Verdesian Life Sciences at Commodity Classic

Ryan Bond with Verdesian Life Sciences at Commodity Classic

Verdesian Life Sciences talks about their new Take Off technology.

Fierce Herbicide from Valent was on display at Classic16. Matt Reese visited with John Pawlak at their booth.

Michael Riffle from Valent talked seed treatment in New Orleans.

FMC’s Aaron Locker helped roll out some new products for 2016.

Tom Quad from FMC introduced a new fungicide.

Bayer‘s Kerry Grossweiler talks about the importance of managing early season diseases in Ohio.

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