Alabama Soybean & Corn Association

As a farmer, you work from dawn to dusk. You plan.  You  budget. You worry. You sweat. You hope. You pray. And yet, one stroke of a pen in Washington, DC can do as much to make or break your profitability as the thousands of hours you devote to your crop each season.

If you believe...

the future of the soybean and corn industry is critically important to the success of US farmers...

Congress has a lot to say about whether or not you make money...

grain farmers need to have strong representation on Capitol Hill...


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News from NCGA

USDA Secretary Vilsack Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for Commodity Classic Closing General Session (Mon, 01 Mar 2021)
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will provide the keynote address during the Closing General Session of the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic, which is being delivered digitally March 2-5, 2021. The Secretary’s remarks will take place on Friday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central. “We’re thrilled to welcome Secretary Vilsack back to Commodity Classic,” said John Linder, an Ohio farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association. “He always provides an experienced, deep-inside-Washington perspective. With so much going on in our nation’s capital that impact their lives, the audience will be eager to hear his thoughts on the top issues facing our growers such as trade, renewable fuels, and regulatory initiatives.” “Secretary Vilsack has been a strong voice and advocate for agriculture, and we’re looking forward to his joining us once again at Commodity Classic,” said Kevin Scott, a South Dakota farmer and president of the American Soybean Association. “We’re grateful for his proven leadership on policy actions that affect our members. Secretary Vilsack understands and appreciates our role in making America even stronger.” Secretary Vilsack returns to the position of USDA secretary in the Biden Administration after having served in the same capacity for two terms under President Barack Obama. Previously, Vilsack also served two terms as governor of Iowa, a major agricultural state, and most recently led a large agriculture organization. Registration for the 2021 Special Edition is available at Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, the first 5,000 farmers who register can do so at no charge. All other attendees can register for $20. Registration includes access to the entire week’s program as well as access to archived sessions through April 30, 2021. The 2021 Special Edition schedule includes more than 50 educational sessions across 3-1/2 days including executive roundtables, Learning Centers, What’s New Sessions, General Sessions and a number of ways to connect with agribusiness companies and other farmers from across the nation. A complete schedule of events is available at Premier Sponsors of the 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic are AGCO, Bayer, Case IH, Corteva Agriscience, John Deere and the United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff. Champion Sponsors are BASF and Syngenta. Key Sponsors are Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc., Kubota, New Holland, Pioneer, Precision Planting and Valent U.S.A.

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Celebrate 2020 NCYC, Member and Association Award Winners Next Friday! (Fri, 26 Feb 2021)
Join us Friday, March 5, to celebrate the state and national winners of the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest! The online event will feature a recognition of 2020 NCYC winners, an awards ceremony recognizing the recruiters, members and state associations making a difference and the annual State of the Association address by NCGA CEO Jon Doggett. Attendees can also enjoy messages directly from Pioneer, BASF and John Deere, the sponsors who make our contest possible. The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. Central and run for thirty minutes. So, take a moment to close your Commodity Classic, celebrating the success stories and notable work of and for farmers. Click HERE to register.

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