The American Soybean Association (ASA) Awards Banquet is officially sold out. The annual event that brings together state affiliates and ASA members from across the country to recognize and celebrate the successes, accomplishments and education of the many farmer-leaders, soybean associations and industry representatives who have done outstanding work to benefit U.S. soybean farmers and the soybean industry. Awards are presented for membership growth and association outstanding achievements, leadership building, conservation stewardship and industry accomplishments and support.The ASA Awards Banquet is on Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m., with a cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Stars at Night Ballroom at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Attendees will enjoy a unique entertainment performance by Joe Castillo where a story is told using sand, light and music. Castillo was a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.The event, sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto BioAg, United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff and John Deere, is not yet sold out, but limited tickets remain. Banquet tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. While the event is sold out, ASA advises attendees to check onsite at registration, to see if any tickets have become available.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Seahawks climb; Patriots drop#2 (up 1 spot)Arizona rolls on, playing Cardinal football in St. Louis while the Rams played, well, Rams football. The only issue for Bruce Arians’ club is maintaining the health of a running back who doesn’t fumble. That man might be Kerwynn Williams. Just ask him. You’re welcome.2015 NFL Power Rankings: Week 14#2 (up 2 spots)Don’t sleep on the Cardinals. They’ve scored the most points this season, allowed the fourth-fewest points and have won 23 of Carson Palmer’s past 27 starts.Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Gronk-less Patriots tumble three spots#4 (holding steady)The St. Louis Cardinals won 10 or more games for three straight seasons from 1974 to ’76, under coach Don Coryell. The franchise never pulled off the trick during its time in Chicago, nor had it accomplished the feat after moving to Arizona. That is, until last Sunday. One more win in 2015 would make this the best three-year stretch in franchise history.2015 NFL Power Rankings: Week 14 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share Not too long ago, the road was a scary place for the Arizona Cardinals.From 2010 to 2012, under head coach Ken Whisenhunt, the Cardinals went 4-20 away from University of Phoenix Stadium. In that span, there were four blowouts of 30 points or more, including the infamous 58-0 shellacking in Seattle in 2012.Times have changed.The Cardinals notched their sixth road win of the season Sunday in St. Louis, beating the Rams 27-3 in one of their most complete games thus far. It was Arizona’s third road win of 20 points or more. At 10-2, the Cardinals still enjoy a three-game lead in the NFC West over the Seattle Seahawks with just four regular season games remaining. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling NFL Power Rankings: Panthers the only constant in this crazy season#2 (up 1 spot)They are the highest scoring team in the league. It’s hard to imagine that offense being stopped.NFL Power Rankings: Steelers could beat any playoff team … if they get in#2 (up 1 spot)Chris Johnson’s injury might end up helping the offense. Rookie David Johnson’s legs look a lot fresher.PFT’s Week 14 power rankings#4 (up 1 spot)With another set of back-to-back prime-time games coming up, America may be on the verge of having a new team.USA Today Power Rankings#2 (up 2 spots)Larry Fitzgerald, 32, became youngest player with 1,000 career catches, latest accolade for best Cardinal of all time.