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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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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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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Optimizing Planting Date and Maturity Group

Soybean producers and consultants have been trying to push the yield limits on modern, high-yielding soybean varieties in recent years. One means of improving yields is by being strategic about planting timing and maturity group selection, which play a major role in achieving maximum yield potential in a given year. Weather is ultimately the driving…

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Out & About- Nov 11th-15th

JOCO Works 2019 During the week of November 11th, Johnston County “JOCO Works 2019” hosted its first Career Expo at the Johnston Community College campus in Smithfield, N.C.  There were approximately 4,000 eighth grade students, teachers, school administrators, parents, industry leaders, and volunteers attending the expo on November 14-15, 2019.  Those students were from public…

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PhiloSOYphy Website Busts Soy Myths

In today’s world, myths about agriculture are plentiful. Soy Connection produced videos to bust common soy myths and address health professionals’ top concerns surrounding soy, including risk of breast cancer, feminization in men and genetically engineered crops. The videos, which feature USB Sustainability Target Area Coordinator Nancy Kavazanjian (Wisconsin) and soy health expert Mark Messina,…

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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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Position Announcement: Research Coordinator

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is seeking applicants for the permanent, full time position of Research Coordinator to lead the association’s research effort. The position is based in Raleigh, North Carolina and works with the association’s board, research committee and staff to manage strategic investments in soybean research projects. The position is responsible for…

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