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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.

AgroLiquid Albert Bancroft

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.

AgPHD AgroLiquid Darren Hefty

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

Leist Mercantile Doug Tenney

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

Adam Ward GMO Labeling

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.

Dow AgroSciences Tiffany Dean

David Hillger with Dow Agrosciences talks about preceision agronomy.

Dow AgroSciences David Hillger

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

Dow AgroSciences Luke Peters

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

Daniel Call Seed Consultants

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

Farm Credit Mid American Bill Johnson

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

Farm Credit Mid American Jason Alexander

Case IH's Commodity Classic display
Case IH’s Commodity Classic display

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

Case IH Leo Bose

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

Case IH Chris Larson

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

BASF Luke Bozeman

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

BASF Dr Harold Coble

Neil Doherty covers new Maglis technology from BASF.

Neil Doherty, Basf

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

Ben Moore, Stateline Precision Farms

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

Climate Wes Hayes

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.

NCGA Chip Bowling

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

DuPont Pioneer Encirca Eric Boyk

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

DuPont Pioneer Plenish Dave Tegeder

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

DuPont Crop Protection Dave Johnson

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

DuPont Crop Protection Bond McGinnis

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

Corn Refiners Assoc John Bode

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.

Channel Ryan Grable Casey Rush

Matt Bennett with Channel was talking markets at Commodity Classic.

Channel Matt Bennett

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.

Shawn Potter With Syngenta

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

Monsanto Kevin Coffman

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

Asgrow Dekalb Dipal Chaudhari

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

Asgrow Dekalb Jared Webb

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.

Ryan bond Verdesian Life Sciences On Take Off

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

John Pawlak, Valent

Michael Riffle from Valent talked seed treatment in New Orleans.

Michael Riffle, Valent Seed Treatments

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

FMC Aaron Locker

Tom Quad from FMC introduced a new fungicide.

FMC Tom Quad

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

Kerry Grossweiler Bayer

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