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Commodity Classic 2016 Planning Begins in New Orleans
The committee toured the New Orleans Convention Center and city, evaluated the 2015 Commodity Classic survey results and brainstormed ideas for the 2016 show.
ASA Director Sam Butler, New Hope, Ala., who serves as Commodity Classic Grower Committee co-chair, along with ASA Directors Ed Erickson, Jr., Milnor, N.D. and Gerry Hayden, Calhoun, Ky., joined the rest of the Commodity Classic Grower Committee, corporate sponsors and ASA Commodity Classic Event Director Abby Podkul and Executive Director Bill Schuermann for the planning meeting.
Only a month after a record breaking show of nearly 8,000 attendees in Phoenix, the committee is looking forward to another landmark 2016 Commodity Classic in New Orleans on March 3-5.
Agriculture Leaders Thank House Ag Committee for Engaging in Biotech Labeling Debate
Soy growers thanked the House Committee on Agriculture chairman and ranking member for their help with the ongoing biotech labeling debate and the hearing held … Read More »
Protect the Farm Bill! Email your Senators Today!
ASA urges soy growers to call their senators this week, and urge them to vote no on farm bill budget amendments targeting crop insurance, privacy … Read More »
House Committee Passes Estate Tax Repeal
The House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation on Wednesday to repeal the estate tax. The full House is expected to vote on the bill … Read More »
USDA Accepts Comments on Proposed Rule to Define ‘Active Engagement’ in Farming Until May 26
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule to define active engagement in farming operations for the purpose of farm program payment eligibility … Read More »