Young Professional Farmers

What sets these soybean growers apart from other young professionals?  (1) They aren’t looking to change employers several times in their career, (2) they are already taking charge of many, if not all, business decisions, and (3) they are well-trained and deeply knowledgeable from the start, even when they weren’t sure that farming would be…

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Yogurt Maker Promises Only Non-GMO

A Piedmont area farmer mentioned today that Dannon, a yogurt maker and a downstream customer for products produced from feed grains, will begin transitioning to milk from cows fed only non-GMO grains.  Since many dairy cows are fed GMO grains, Dannon will have to find currently non-existent sources, or depend on a very tight supply…

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Yield Contest Changes in 2019

The North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest has a long history of recognizing top producers in the state and sharing information about which Best Management Practices may help other growers increase yields. This contest is sponsored by the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association but administered by NC State Soybean Extension. Traditionally there have been two categories…

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Wrapping Up 2016

With over 80% of North Carolina soybeans out of the field, the 2016 season is officially winding down. 2016 was a tough year for many with extensive drought in the west, and drought followed by flooding in the east. Thankfully, it sounds like statewide yields aren’t as bad as originally thought. NCDA’s November estimate has…

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Wolfpack Football Salutes North Carolina Agriculture

NC State Athletics and its multimedia rights partner, Wolfpack Sports Properties, will host the inaugural “Ag Day” on September 28, paying tribute to a significant statewide industry. The event will coincide with the football contest against Central Michigan at Carter-Finley Stadium. Along with the NC State College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, the North Carolina…

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What’s Next In Herbicide Innovation

It has been 21 years since Roundup Ready® soybeans were introduced and 20 since Liberty Link® soybeans came out. A lot has changed since then in farming innovations and seed technology. There are a lot of innovative products in the pipeline, including stacked trait options and non-chemical weed control. Read THIS ARTICLE to learn what’s…

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What’s Next for Data Management

Farmers already using data management systems know what an impact access to farm level data can have on decision-making every day. But that is just the beginning. Data companies are enhancing products and partnering with other innovative companies to be able to provide more insights and tell a more robust story. The next step will…

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What To Do Now To Prepare for Next Year

Though harvest is nearing completion and we are headed into farming’s “off-season,” there are many things that can be done to prepare for a successful crop in 2018. These include taking soil samples, updating nutrient-management plans, looking for ways to minimize soil loss, repairing equipment, evaluating field drainage, recording pest issues and taking steps to…

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