This past Monday, October 15th, 2018, the NC General Assembly held a special session to finalize appropriations for hurricane relief funds. They approved $850 million in funding, $450 million that can be used immediately and $400 million that the legislators will decide how to spend in the coming months. Of the $850 million in hurricane…Details
Soybean growers in Pitt, Green, Lenoir, Wayne, Duplin, Sampson, and Robeson counties are eligible to apply for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant program through your NRCS office. This special program is led by Smithfield Foods and the Environmental Defense Fund to help grain farmers improve their productivity, profitability, and sustainability. SmithfieldGRO,…Details
Farmers have to track, analyze and respond to an incredible amount of data to make the best decisions for their farms. Data management systems can help make sense of it all, although getting started and understanding which system is right can be daunting. USB is publishing a four-part series that will explore how to decide…Details
CLICK HERE for a handy chart of efficacy ratings for common soybean seed treatments and foliar fungicides.
CLICK HERE for a new fact sheet you can use to assess your risk of disease in soybean. It also includes a disease risk calculator to help determine whether climatic factors and farming practices will create the perfect environment for disease development, assisting in the decision to move forward with or skip a fungicide application.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited North Carolina on Monday to survey the damage from winds and flooding brought on by Hurricane Florence. Congressman David Rouzer joined Secretary Perdue and USDA’s Cheif of Staff & NC native Ray Starling. The team spent the first part of the morning, riding through eastern NC to see the effects that…Details
As flood waters begin to recede and you are able to get back in flooded fields and assess damage to crops the question of “how bad do my soybeans look” and “do I have to harvest my flooded soybeans” will be on a lot of minds. The first step will be to document everything. This…Details
It is important to keep track of pesticide application variables for good stewardship. It is also a good idea to keep a detailed record of each application to help make sure proper procedures are followed and to serve as official documentation, whether or not the product requires it. Need help keeping accurate records? CLICK HERE…Details
First of all, we want to let you know we are thinking of you and your communities. We know many areas have been completely devastated by Hurricane Florence and our hearts hurt for all affected. The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is here to help in any way we can. We know floodwaters may continue to…Details
The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association was a proud partner of the 2018 Ag Day at N.C. State, an annual celebration honoring N.C. farmers and agriculture. This year’s event was held on Sept. 8 at the NCSU vs. Georgia State game. The event is a great way to interact with fans to build positive perceptions…Details
Gov. Roy Cooper’s declared a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence, including Executive Orders 51 and 52. Order No. 51, declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina. Executive Order No. 52, will temporarily waive the cap on the maximum hours of service restrictions for trucks and heavy vehicles traveling in and through the…Details
With the unpredictable threat of tropical weather and the pressures of harvesting large acreage, the question of whether or not to use chemical application to hasten maturity often arises in N.C. soybean production. Several factors need to be considered when deciding whether the application of a harvest aid makes sense, including avoiding grain loss due…Details