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What's cookin' at Classic

Jeff Caldwell 03/02/2012 @ 2:07pm Multimedia Editor for Agriculture.com and Successful Farming magazine.

This year's Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tennessee, features a lot of new machinery, equipment and technology at the trade show and a lot of discussion about the industry's future, including topics like crop insurance, industry regulation and future farm policy. See all the latest from our editors on the trade show floor and meeting rooms at this year's Classic!


Farmers juggling planting options

At the 2012 Commodity Classic on Thursday, March 1, it was hard to find a farmer who wasn't going to expand corn acres this spring. Some 5,800 attendees were on hand in Nashville, Tennessee to view the latest in ag technology and learn about the top issues in farm management and policy.

 

What's new at 2012 Commodity Classic

The 2012 Commodity Classic Trade Show showcased a record 250-plus displays of new agricultural technology to a record turnout of more than 5,800 attendees. Groups partcipating in the show represent 70% of U.S. crop acres.


 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday that the American people are tired of hearing excuses from Congress about its lack of action on the nation's problems and called for speedy passage of a farm bill this year.

What do President Barack Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan have in common? Maybe very little, but together they're helping to united the four commodity organizations meeting in Nashville this week at the Commodity Classic.

Regulations that increase the cost of production for poultry and livestock could add $16.8 billion to the cost of food for U.S. consumers, says a study released Friday by the United Soybean Board at the Commodity Classic in Nashville.


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