Commodity Classic is coming straight to the farm in March

IARN — Like a lot of other agricultural events, the Commodity Classic will be going virtual in 2021. Due to the restrictions brought on by COVID-19, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience will be coming right to farms across the country in a digital format March 2-5, 2021. Commodity Classic organizers say, “While we’re all disappointed that we won’t be together in San Antonio this year, the 2021 Special Edition will continue to provide the education and experiences you’ve come to expect from the Commodity Classic.” Those events include educational sessions, the top thought leaders in agriculture, new technology and innovations, online networking opportunities with fellow farmers, and much more. Read more

U.S. grain exporters remain “open for business”

IARN — Grain exports reached new heights, despite the global pandemic.

Ryan LeGrand, president and Chief Executive Officer at the U.S. Grains Council, says, “The U.S. grain export system is the most reliable in the world, (so) count on us to supply the grain and feed you need.” Read more

Poultry industry facing a tough year in 2021

IARN — Like many sectors of agriculture in 2020, COVID-19 caused a big disruption to the poultry industry. Unfortunately, RaboResearch says the global poultry industry will face even more challenges in 2021, especially in the first half of the year. That’s according to new data in the RaboResearch 2021 Poultry Quarterly. Read more

Certification programs drive beef business

IARN — U.S. cattle producers were shaken by the coronavirus pandemic, yet they overcame market disruptions caused by limited processing at meatpacking facilities. As we reflect on a challenging year, we look at how farmers managed to pull through. Read more