NCSPA Online Marketplace Links Buyers and Sellers

Although thought of as a commodity, there have long been discrete markets within the soybean complex. Explicitly, this would include markets and premiums for non-GM or organic soybeans and, more recently, for soybeans with novel fatty acid profiles, namely high-oleic. While these premiums have been clear and publicized there have also long been implicit “markets”,…

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NC Ag Workers Eligible for Vaccines

Governor Cooper announced yesterday, that starting as early as today, March 3rd, Group 3 Frontline Essential Workers in NC are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. This includes those working in the ag industry such as: farm workers, meat packing workers, food processing workers, migrant farm/fishery workers, food distribution and supply chain workers, and restaurant…

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Three Awarded by N.C. Soybean Producers Association

Each year, the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association recognizes those who have gone above and beyond to serve the N.C. soybean industry. This year, three individuals stood out among the crowd as deserving the top honors from the Association. Jeff Tyson was awarded last week with NCSPA’s President’s Award during the 54th Annual Meeting of…

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Heath Elected NCSPA President

On Jan. 15, 2021, the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association Board of Directors elected new officers and executive committee members to represent the Association during a socially distanced meeting. David Heath of Dover, N.C. was elected President of the Association. “I humbled and honored to serve as President of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association,…

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2020 Soybean Yield Contest Winners Announced

Traditionally the winners of the North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest are announced each year at the NC Commodities Conference. Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to announce these awards and celebrate these achievements in person, but we do still want to recognize our 2020 Soybean Yield Contest Winners.  Growers across the state submitted…

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You 1st, Farmer 2nd

2020 has been a year in the books for most people, but for farmers, it was another year of added stress and challenges. Compile that with the mounting stress of the Holiday season, the NCSPA feels that is important to stop and shed light on the topic of mental health in the agriculture industry. While…

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2021 NC Commodities Conference Canceled

After careful consideration and discussion, the four organizing commodity boards have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 N.C. Commodities Conference scheduled for January 14th-15th. The conference has been rescheduled to 2022 at the Sheraton Imperial RTP where we look forward to recommencing the event with good health and renewed enthusiasm. Please continue to…

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A Way to Improve Crop Yield and Feed People

The NC Cooperative Extension Service continues to cite crop damage from deer as one of the biggest challenges soybean producers face and North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry, Inc. (NCHFH), a 501(c)3 non-profit serving North Carolinians since 1993, can help. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) estimates that deer numbers exceed 1 million statewide with…

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NCSPA Hires Digital Communications Intern

There is a new addition to the staff at the NCSPA! Mary Kate Morgan is joining the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association as the Digital Communication Intern. In this role, she will assist with various initiatives including social media, consumer outreach, virtual grower events, and expanding educational resources for K-12 students and teachers. Mary Kate…

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Two NC Soybean Farmers Awarded for Service

During the NC Commodities Conference, two NC soybean growers were awarded for their service and dedication to the association and the industry throughout their board tenure. Jacob Parker was awarded the third annual Dr. Jim Dunphy Industry Award after serving on the NC Soybean Producer’s Association board for over 20 years. Starting as a state…

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