Policy and production hot topics at Commodity Classic

By Matt Reese

Beneath blue and sunny skies in the stunning Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Florida, the Commodity Classic is underway in Kissimmee. In between family trips to Disney, feeding the alligators every day and visits with Harry Potter, there is plenty of business to take care of for the farmers in attendance.

In terms of policy, the hot topics being debated include the stalled farm bill, political gridlock at the federal level and the labeling of genetically modified crops. When they are not in policy sessions, farmers are comparing notes, speculating about the potential for a continued drought in the western U.S. and seeing the newest agricultural offerings at the vast trade show.

Commodity Classic is the once-a-year, can’t-miss event for America’s soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers. The event showcases the latest innovations first-hand and introduces game-changing ideas from the people who created them. Stay tuned for more policy updates from the event.… Continue reading

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2013 National Farm Machinery Show photos

A huge crowd gathered at an even larger venue at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville to see equipment that was just a little bigger (and a little more expensive) than last year. The latest in innovation, ingenuity and iron was all in the spotlight at the 2013 show. Here are some photo highlights from the massive event.… Continue reading

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Biodiesel carries momentum into 2013

Dale Minyo is in Las Vegas this week for the National Biodiesel Conference. Ohio Ag Net’s coverage is brought to you by the Ohio Soybean Council.


Joe Jobe is CEO of the National Biodiesel Board and his visits with Dale about the challenges his industry has overcome and the goals ahead.

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National Biodiesel Board Chairman Gary Haer talks with Dale about the momentum the industry has going into 2013.

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Adam Ward is with the Ohio Soybean Association and Dale chats with him about the significance of the biodiesel industry.

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John Deere’s Don Borgman updates Dale on the current happenings with Deere and biodiesel.

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