Sustainability Guide

Sustainable farming has become a common point of discussion over recent years and is important to consumers. Farmers often implement many sustainable practices on their farms without even realizing they are sustainable. In fact, farmers were probably among the first practitioners of sustainability because it’s critical to healthy and profitable farming operations. Want to be…

Details

Register for the 2017 Sporting Clays Challenge

Make plans now to join the NC SoyPAC for its annual Sporting Clays Challenge on Apr. 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Any soy grower or industry professional may participate. All proceeds benefit the NC SoyPAC which advocates for federal policies favorable to soybean growers, and supports…

Details

Benefits of Crop Rotation

Everyone knows there are many benefits to crop rotation and have probably learned about its impact on sustainable farming, but a new research study sheds more light on the subject. New research from Michigan State University shows that crop rotation increases the function of soil microbial communities that benefit plant growth. It also improves soil…

Details

Show Your Support for Ag at NC Ag Awareness Day

Make plans now to join Agriculture Commissioner Troxler, the N.C. Farm Bureau, commodity groups and more to bring awareness to the legislature about the importance of agriculture in North Carolina at Ag Awareness Day. The schedule for the day is: 9:00 a.m.: Shuttle buses run from the Exposition building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds to…

Details

Factors That Have the Biggest Impact on Yield

At this time of the year, farmers have their eye on yield monitors, and there will undoubtedly be some parts of fields that have higher yields than others. Why is this, what factors can lead to the greatest yield loss and what strategies can farmers use for the greatest return on investment? The High-Yield project…

Details

Cargill Locations Schedule Maintenance

Cargill’s processing plant in Fayetteville is scheduled to undergo maintenance for six weeks starting in early April.  In the meantime, sellers report that the Fayetteville plant is taking deliveries on a limited basis only due to nearly full storage.  The Cargill Raleigh location is closed for deliveries at this time.  And the Cargill Selma location…

Details

Vietnam Feeds Fish U.S. Soy

Three North Carolina soy growers recently toured aquaculture farms and fish processing plants in Vietnam.  Ryan Cahoon, Brett Medlin and Simmy Williams were part of a trade team organized by the U.S. Soy Export Council (USSEC) to increase U.S. soy consumption in Vietnam. Fish farmers in Asia are a large and growing market for U.S.…

Details