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24th Annual NC Joint Commodities Conference Days Away

The 24th Annual Joint Commodity Conference is just days away. This year’s host is the NC Soybean Producers Association and CEO Charles Hall says they have an exciting speaker lineup:

“We have Dennis Gartman who is coming back, he is based out of Virginia but has a world wide audience. He will give a traders perspective on capital markets. He is a favorite among famers. We have something a little different – Farm transition planning and getting the farm to the next generation is something people need to pay attention to. We have an excellent speaker out of the University of Nebraska, Dr. Ronald Hanson, he will be giving a presentation on succession.”

Also on Thursday will be the production and efficiency awards. After a banner growing year in the Carolinas last year, these should be exciting says Hall:
“They are at 3:30 on Thursday, we are looking forward to some really good yields this year. On the soybean side there are some really high yields all around the state this year so we will see some in the 90+ range.”

Also on Thursday is an informational session on tax reform in North Carolina:

“We have a special panel this year on tax reform and the agricultural tax extensions. We are hearing that tax reform is going to be on the agenda when the general assembly comes back to town. We have some leading legislators who will discuss tax reform and what it means for farms.”

Thursday wraps up with a banquet:

“It will be a really fun and entertaining event. A great place to socialize with farmers from around the state.”

Then Friday gets underway with something new; an Early Risers Session according to Hall

“It will be in the exhibitor area. We are bringing in some of the folks who are offering grain contracts, particularly Murphy-Brown with their grains initiative for NC. They are offering a contract on sorghum. There is another company that has been doing some things with rape seed. We will have those guys talking about opportunities to sell to them and Rhonda Garrison will do an interview with our association president.”

And as always attendance is free says Hall:

"Registration is free. It’s open to anyone who wants to participate. Registration is available at  . the only cost is if you want to attend the banquet, it’s a $20 ticket.”

Click here for SFN Today's coverage of the event.

CEO of NC Soybean Producers Association Charles Hall. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.