All producers impacted by Hurricane Matthew winds, rain or flooding are encouraged to document and report damage to the county USDA Farm Service Agency office. The FSA provides a Loss Estimates Worksheet which should be completed to the extent possible and turned in to the county FSA office. download the worksheet here. Even if the…Details
North Carolina’s own Dr. Tommy Carter, a Soybean Research Geneticist with the USDA, is part of a team conducting research funded by the soybean checkoff on soybean lines that have been growing wild in China for thousands of years. Carter believes the lines can provide genetic diversity that can help improve commercial varieties today. Click…Details
USB offers many helpful resources for farmers throughout the soybean growing season from planting to scouting to harvest, even for the off-season and everything in between. Check out the Seasonal Resources Page HERE to access the information.
Recent articles in this blog have focused on the importance of soil testing in overall farm management practices, but how farmers respond to the nutrient deficiencies and imbalanced pH will make the difference in achieving yield goals. Click here to learn more about addressing pH and macronutrient concerns.
Let decision makers and internet service providers know how much rural American needs reliable, high-speed internet access. For many in rural America, reliable broadband internet access is becoming more important on the farm as new technologies are embraced. However, internet access in rural America often lags behind that of urban centers. How well connected is your…Details
Farm safety is always important to keep top of mind, but harvest time poses its own risks. As you’re harvesting beans this year, click the link to the article below for helpful safety reminders, including a short video and information on respiratory safety, how to avoid grain bin entrapment, grain loading technique and more. http://unitedsoybean.org/article/safety-first/Details
[columns] [one_half] Brothers Frank and Wyatt Scott are recent recipients of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association’s Annual Soy Scholarship and a part of the May 2016 graduating class from North Carolina State University. Both the scholarship and the CALS program helped them accomplish their after graduation goals,carrying on the 200 year old family tradition. This video…Details
Scouting is one of the most important things you can do to identify issues in the field and choose the most cost-effective course of action to solve them. Use this chart as a reminder of the steps to get it done right.
Are you interested in learning more about the soy checkoff and what is funded with the investments made by soy growers? United Soybean Board’s See For Yourself program is a great way to experience firsthand what the checkoff does, and get more information about customers for soy beyond the elevator and marketing soy. This year’s…Details
The 2016 Northeast Ag Expo (ncneagexpo.com) on July 28 at the Lynn Hobbs farm in Hobbesville was a great event for learning and for seeing lots of our friends. Thanks to the staff from the five counties for a thoughtful agenda and for finding such a well-tended location. Just to name a few of the…Details
Sen. Kay Hagan introduced a bill last week to clarify that pesticide applications are regulated by Congress under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and by EPA under the Clean Water Act (CWA.) A U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in 2009 determined that applications over or near water required a CWA…Details