(Posted Fri. Feb 28th, 2014)

Today, the Commodity Classic Trade Show opened, showcasing the latest farming products and innovations. With opening remarks by National Corn Growers Association Joint Venture Committee 2014 Co-Chair Rob Elliott closing the ribbon cutting ceremony along with his American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers counterparts and Michelle Vigna, the Roundup Ready Xtend Launch Lead for Monsanto, the show flung open its doors and welcomed farm families, their friends and industry allies to agriculture’s premier showcase.


“The Commodity Classic Trade Show is always a popular event, and this year is no exception with a sold out event that offers attendees a chance to see the most cutting edge technology while interacting with industry leaders,” said Elliott.  “Those searching for new ideas and a better picture of what is now and soon will be available to farmers will find the most extensive, comprehensive offering to date while exhibitors reach a larger audience than ever.  As the demand for food, feed and fuel continues to grow, we look forward to helping our members and growers across America find ways to do it through this event.”


The NCGA booth, featuring a new red barn layout, drew significant attention from participants looking to take action on pressing political issues that will impact farmers for years to come.  Featuring the opportunity to contact legislators and regulators on the importance of passing Trade Promotion Authority and finishing legislation that will fund improvements and repairs to locks and dams, attendees passing by also saw video highlighting the important work NCGA has done on their behalf over the past year.


Those unable to attend the show are urged to join in efforts to express support for these important issues through NCGA’s online legislative action center by clicking here.


NCGA’s booth also features information on the vast array of benefits available to members. From information on how the association’s programs and activities benefit growers to a full explanation of the special deals and savings to which NCGA members are entitled, farmers had a chance to explore how valuable membership can truly be. An explanation of membership benefits is also available online by clicking here.


Now in its eighteenth year, Commodity Classic will run through Saturday, March 1 in San Antonio, Texas.  To learn more, visit the website at