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Commodity Classic Returns In-Person in New Orleans

Trade industry reps, farmers, scientists and government officials meet to present new policy and products and discuss the future of ag.
The Commodity Classic returned in-person in March, drawing farmers, researchers and industry reps. The Classic drew the usual flurry of new product announcements and demonstrations. This year’s conference included announced federal programs, information sessions with industry leaders and 56 rows of trade-floor booths.
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‘Outsiders’ in D.C. Moved No-Till Forward

Two no-tillers ­— Peter Myers and Bill Richards — brought credibility and trust to Washington, D.C., as they charted a transition for U.S. farmers.

The still “coming of age” no-till practice received two significant shots in the arm when no-tillers were tapped for influential posts in D.C. Instead of bureaucrats, the USDA smartly veered from the norm to appoint two practical farmers, Missouri’s Peter Myers and Ohio’s Bill Richards, to help convince farmers of the merits of reducing tillage.


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USDA to Spend $1 Billion for Climate Funding, Including No-Till

Projects must focus on the on-farm, on-ranch or forest production of commodities and show reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission or carbon sequestration as a benefit. The project description specifically mentions cover crops, no-till and low-till among the projects favored for selection, but indicates they won’t be enough by themselves.


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