Commodity ClassicThe premier agricultural event in North America is set to get underway this week, as leading ag companies and farmers descend upon New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2022 edition of Commodity Classic.

Late last week, Commodity Classic show officials announced that attendees at the March 10-12 event will not be required to wear masks indoors at the convention center or in convention hotels, as per new guidelines put forth by the City of New Orleans. Attendees are still required to show proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or a recent negative COVID test in order to attend the trade show and events at the convention center, to attend events in hotel ballrooms and meeting spaces, and to enter restaurants and bars in New Orleans.

“We are excited to learn that it will be even easier for producers, exhibitors and agribusinesses to join us for our live, in-person event next week,” said Gary Porter, a Missouri farmer and co-chair of the 2022 edition of the Commodity Classic.

The new guidelines relaxing indoor mask requirements went into effect at 6 a.m. last week Thursday, March 3. Masks are still required for everyone ages 2 and up on public transportation, including airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, buses, taxis, rideshares and the corresponding transportation hubs in New Orleans. Masks are not required on the hotel shuttle buses for Commodity Classic. More information can be found at

About Commodity Classic

With this year’s show right around the corner, there’s a wealth of reasons to be excited for Commodity Classic to get underway:

  • Hundreds of leading ag companies are ready to unveil and discuss new and innovative products on the show floor.
  • Dozens of high-quality education sessions will provide valuable information and insights to help farmers in attendance do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.
  • AEM – along with the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) – is proud to present the fifth annual Davidson Prize to three breakthrough and innovative products in the areas of agricultural, food and biological systems engineering.

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused educational and agricultural experience. The show is presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and AEM.

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