Strickland Appointed to United Soybean Board

Reginald Strickland of Mt. Olive, NC has been appointed to the United Soybean Board by the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the appointment, along with 42 other grower appointments, earlier this week. Strickland will be serving his first three-year term.   “It is a privilege to be representing…

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19-20 Soybean Scholarship Recipients

Six NC State University students have been selected as the 19-20 Soybean Scholarship recipients form NCSPA. Funded by the soybean checkoff, these scholarships are awarded annually to students majoring in agriculture or related fields. Each recipient received a scholarship ranging from $2,500-$5,000. NCSPA’s Research Committee, that oversees the scholarship, review the anonymous applications from the…

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NCSPA Hires Owen Wagner as New CEO

A new CEO is taking the helm of the NCSPA effective April 15. Owen Wagner most recently worked at SAS Institute in Cary, N.C., where he was Manager of Agricultural Analytics working with the USDA and land grant universities. Prior to that, he worked as an agricultural economist at LMC International in Washington, D.C. In…

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Soy Checkoff Helps Fuel Demand Surge

A recent article in Farm Progress stated that global demand for soybeans has risen by more than 241 percent since 1990. By comparison, corn and wheat demand grew by 130 percent and 37 percent, respectively, during the same period. This is just one example of the positive impact farmers’ checkoff dollars is having on their market…

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Two Board Members Recognized for Service

Two North Carolina Soybean Association board members were recognized at the NC Commodities Conference on Jan. 9, 2019 for meritorious service to the soybean farmers of North Carolina. John Fleming, of Halifax County, received the President’s Award, and Boerema, of Hyde County, received the Dr. Jim Dunphy Soybean Industry Award. Fleming (pictured at left receiving…

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2018 Yield Contest Winners Announced

Matthews Family Farm of Davie County won the annual North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest for the second year in a row with an entry of 104.5 bushels per acre. Kevin Matthews received the award for the highest yield at the annual NC Commodities Conference of the corn, cotton, small grains and soybean associations in Durham,…

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Jeff Tyson, Nashville – President

Soybean Leaders Vote In New Board President

On Jan. 11, 2019, the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association Board of Directors elected new officers and executive committee members. Jeff Tyson of Nashville, N.C. was elected president of the Association. “I look forward to serving as president of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association and putting programs in place to help soybean farmers in…

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