AUDIO – Coverage of Commodity Classic 2012

Commodity Classic is the once-a-year, can’t-miss event for America’s soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers. The event features the latest innovations in agriculture and the opportunity to hear game-changing ideas from the people who created them.

The crew from Ohio’s Country Journal and The Ohio Ag Net are in Nashville for this year’s Commodity Classic and this is a collection of audio from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Music City.

picture of Jeff StachlerWeeds problems are not only an issue in Ohio. Dale Minyo catches up with Jeff Stachler, formerly from OSU and now at North Dakota, about what he’s hearing from growers about weed management.


Paul Rea is Vice President of U.S. Crop Protection for BASF talks with Dale about new chemistry’s role in weed resistance.


Thursday’s coverage of Classic was made possible by Seed Consultants Incorporated. SCI’s Mike Earley chatted with Dale about what this mild winter means to a farmer’s gameplan for this year. SCI Mike Early

Thomas Dorr, President and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council shared his views of the potential the Asian markets hold for the U.S. Ty Higgins has more.

Tom Dorr USGC

The Ohio’s Country Journal’s Matt Reese talked Aquaculture with Roy Bardole from the U.S. Soybean Export Council.

Roy Bardole

Monsanto is on the looking for America’s Mom of the Year. Dale Minyo collected details from Jessica Simmons. Here are more details.

Monsanto Jessica Simmons

Michelle Vigna with Monsanto tells Dale about Xtend crops.


What does the pipeline for fungicide look like? Dale finds out with BASF’s Nick Fasler.

BASF Nick Fasler

Wayne Shumacher talks about what DuPont has to offer from a fungicide standpoint.

DuPont Wayne Shumacher

DuPont’s Jeff Carpenter visits with Dale about the unusual upcoming spring season with aggressive weeds getting an early start.

DuPont Jeff Carpenter

What are producers asking for when it comes to new seed technology? Pioneer Hi-Bred’s Kyle Poling answers that question.

Pioneer Kyle Poling

The Commodity Classic 2012 Photo Gallery

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