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By Matt Reese

Maybe it was the harsh winter weather around the country and the welcoming sun of Tampa. Maybe it was the spectacular crop prices and volatile markets. Maybe it was the increasing global politics driving what happens on U.S. farms. Whatever the reason, this year’s joint meeting of the nation’s top corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum organizations at the Commodity Classic set attendance records. There were more than 4,600 in attendance at the event, up from the previous record of 4,532.

This 16th Annual Commodity Classic was packed full of educational sessions on topics such as the new pesticide application permits, crop insurance and sustainability drawing interest from around the country. In addition to the extensive educational opportunities, attendees enjoyed exhibits from more than 220 companies in 870 booths at the trade show amid the busy schedule of meetings, banquets and networking opportunities with other growers. The National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Sorghum Producers and National Association of Wheat Growers once again put on quite a show.… Continue reading

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Coverage of the 2011 National Farm Machinery Show

JD Equipment sponsored Thursday’s broadcast from Louisville and JD’s Ed Smith gave Heather Hetterick all of the details of their upcoming Planter Clinic.

Heather checked out the new New Holland skid loader and talked with New Holland’s Dave December

FMC is unvailing their new product Authority XL this season and Heather found out all about it with Tyler Tuttle

E-turns is an exciting new idea from Outback and Heather caught up with Jeff Ferrar

Ohio-based Agri Dry’s Ely Troyer and Heather talk about his grain systems

Heather also found out more about the May Wes Stalk Stomper

John Hanson from Titan Goodyear tells Heather about new products introduced at the showContinue reading

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