Onslow County Ag Day

During the recent COVID-19 pandemic virus many ag events throughout North Carolina were cancelled.  One such annual event was the Onslow County Ag Days and some 800 students across the county attended the two-day session on a local farm.  “Many school kids look forward to spring school tours.  It is an educational way to connecting…

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Now is the Time to Consider Varieties as Seed Selections Are Made

Please check out the 2015 North Carolina Soybean Variety Information at: http://soybeans.ces.ncsu.edu/2015-north-carolina-soybean-variety-information/ “This is a reworking of the last five years of OVT data to help answer farmers’ questions. It includes yields for all locations, yields planted early or late, yields projected for a 20-, 40-, or 60-Bu/A environment, which varieties have resistance to frogeye…

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Not Too Far Out

At the North Carolina Agriculture & Biotechnology Summit on November 18-19, thought-provoking speakers explored the intersection of science, politics and economic development in the biotechnology industry. There was a healthy component of farmer participation on the podium, but unfortunately not enough farmers were able to attend to push the coffee break discussions towards addressing the…

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No Simple Answers on How to Feed the World

A special report titled “Feeding the World” in a recent issue of The Economist magazine examined how we will cope with world food production in the coming decades. The report concluded that the focus on a “food crisis” has produced competing perspectives on the main problems with food and agriculture, and led to different proposals…

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New Video on Sustainable Farming from USFRA

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance just released a new video to inform consumers about advanced farming and ranching practices that help production agriculture with sustainable food production called Farm On: Sustainable Food Production. CLICK HERE to view the video on Youtube, or it is also posted on the USFRA Facebook page. The key takeaways…

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New Video Encourages Viewers to Seek GMO Answers

For a little something to brighten up your day, click on the link below to see a new video from the 2016 Agricultural Leadership Program at N.C. State promoting GMOAnswers.com. A current NCSPA board member participated in the project and we give it two thumbs up! https://www.dropbox.com/s/u2uf582g5481bye/GMO%20Answers%20|%20Final.mp4?dl=0  

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New Soy Products Ready for the Farm

The Checkoff invests in developing new products to increase demand for U.S. soy. Those products have paid big dividends in recent years with the release of many new products, including household products such as adhesive for kitchen cabinetry, soaps and shampoos within the last year alone. Also commercialized recently were some products that bring the…

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New Site of Action Lookup Tool for Your Mobile Device

It important to use multiple herbicide SOAs to effectively manage your fields to combat or prevent a herbicide-resistant weed problem on your farm. The diversification tool helps you to quickly identify the SOA of popular herbicide brands you may be using or considering. Because it’s important to use diverse SOAs, the tool will also provide…

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