(Posted Fri. Mar 1st, 2013)

Keywords: Commodoity Classic

  Mar. 1: This morning, emcee Mark Mayfield once again welcomed Commodity Classic General Session attendees to the forum. The packed house listened intently as Mayfield led the program through a series of exciting presentations from sponsor Dow AgroSciences, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and inspirational speaker Chad Hymas. Rounded out by a talk show-style panel during which the presidents of all four hosting associations, General Session 2013 provided insight into the broader political climate affecting farmers as well as inspirational messages to take into the upcoming planting season. Mayfield opened the presidents’ roundtable conducting brief interviews with each participant. Speaking with National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson, Mayfield inquired first about the growing push for sustainability and what it means today for farmers. “Sustainability for corn growers means that we continuously improve the way we grow corn,” said Johnson, a farmer from...