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The latest from the Classic
Grain marketing chat, new tools and technology, the latest farm policy and ways to connect farmers with their consumers are among the highlights of this week's 2011 Commodity Classic held in Tampa, Florida. See some of the highlights from the annual trade show and meeting of the nation's corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers.
Soaking up sun & commodity insights in Tampa
The last plane out of Minnesota put farmers Dave and Gerald Revier into Tampa at 2:00 Thursday morning. The crop year ahead is on their minds as they take a break from winter work. They're just a few of the more than 4,700 in attendance at this year's Commodity Classic.
Vilsack, Lucas share future policy visions
Two of the most powerful agricultural leaders in Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) spoke to the Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida, Friday, with some agreement on issues facing farmers and, perhaps, key omissions.
John Deere unveils FarmSight
To meet the needs of farmers not only today but as they look to the future, John Deere unveiled FarmSight, an array of services that will provide technology solutions in 3 areas. Deere officials made the announcement at the 2011 Commodity Classic Thursday in Tampa, Florida.