Mar. 01-03, 2012. Billed as the only national agricultural convention and trade show put on by farmers for farmers, Commodity Classic is presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, the American Soybean Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Sorghum Producers. The 2012 Commodity Classic surpassed all previous turnout records with a total of 6,000 attendees, a 25 percent increase from last year’s record. Once again, farm families represented over half of the participants, with 3,500 growers, spouses and children attending. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was there to discuss the importance of an adequate crop insurance program, and creating greater understanding in government of the real world impact of regulations on farming operations. How you gonna keep ‘em down on the farm?