Friday, February 19

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to Give Keynote Address in New Orleans, March 4

Baton Rouge, La - Commodity Classic "Jazzed" to Welcome Agriculture Secretary.  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will make his seventh visit to Commodity Classic, the nation's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Secretary Vilsack will deliver a keynote address to several thousand farmers and Ag allies during the event's General Session, to be held Friday, March 4, 2016 in New Orleans. 

"Secretary Vilsack continues to be a strong voice for farmers and ranchers, and we are jazzed to welcome him back to Commodity Classic," said National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling. "Secretary Vilsack brings a thoughtful perspective on the top policy issues affecting the Ag industry. We are especially eager to hear from him about the new Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and how that will impact farmers, ranchers, and the rural economy." 

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. 

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