Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., will deliver keynote addresses during General Sessions at the 16th Annual Commodity Classic, March 4 in Tampa, Florida. Commodity Classic is the premier convention and trade show of the U.S. corn, soybean, wheat, and sorghum industries.
National Corn Growers Association President Bart Schott says with a new farm bill and election year looming, growers will appreciate hearing about their positions on future farm policy. At the same time, American Soybean Association President Alan Kemper says he is looking forward to hearing how the Administration and Congress are going to work together to support the President's National Export Initiative goal of doubling exports in the next five years.
This year's trade show will host nearly 900 booths showcasing the latest agricultural equipment, technology, products and services. In addition, participants will have numerous opportunities to take part in policy discussions, view demonstrations and attend learning sessions.