Planting Technology Helps Farmers Be More Efficient

Planting technology has come a long way in recent years and farmers can benefit from optimal seed placement with increased yields. Randy Traylor, an assistant director of agriculture programs and former extension machinery specialist at Oklahoma State University, has tracked the improvements in technology and its impacts on agriculture. He recently discussed planting technology Q&As in THIS…

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Grain Buyers Wary of Xtend Soybeans

According to an article published in Feedstuffs Online by Jaqui Fatka, May 5, 2016, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Bunge have said they will refuse to purchase Monsanto Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans from producers before the seed trait receives EU approval.  That approval is still forthcoming. On Apr. 25, Perdue Agribusiness Sr. VP John…

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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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Considerations for Spring-Applied Nutrients

There are many things to consider when deciding whether to add fertilizer. Many farmers add it in the fall, but it may be time to consider adding it in the spring when nutrients are needed most. Adding fertilizer in the spring can prevent nutrient loss and be more sustainable by reducing the risk of runoff.…

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Checkoff Grows Demand for Soy Through New Uses

Demand for soy has grown over 700% in the last decade thanks to investments in research with support from the Checkoff that have created many new uses for soy. Soy-based ink is just one of the products developed with help from the American Soybean Association, and now it is the printing standard for newspapers and…

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Find NCSPA on Social Media

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is now up and running on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by searching the association name or NC Soybeans. Here you can find up to date information from NCSPA and see what is trending in agricultural news. So make sure you like or…

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Reaping the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Farming

Many farmers across the country are already implementing a variety of sustainable farming practices, although many don’t recognize it. In the process, those farmers and the many others who are making a conscious effort to be more sustainable are seeing the economic benefits of their efforts. While there can be some original cost associated with …

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Get the Basics Right This Planting Season

If you pay attention to best management practices when preparing to plant and planting soybeans, you may be able to avoid expensive treatments and technologies later, and improve your profit. In a recent article from USB, an extension professor and agronomist from the University of Kentucky recommends soil testing, paying attention to which varieties work…

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