Soy in Motor Oil? The Engine Is Getting Started

Thanks in part to checkoff-funded research, motorists could have a new choice in motor oil in a few years, made from high oleic soybean oil. Biosynthetic Technologies received a key certification for the oil recently and a pledge for a $100 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture so they can break ground on…

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Soy’s Number One Customer: Animal Agriculture

Animal agriculture remains the largest customer of U.S. soy, and the checkoff works hard to meet the needs of the industry. The organization also works to protect market share in the face of growing competition from alternative feed ingredients and other soy-producing countries. Learn more about the impact animal ag has on the U.S., N.C.…

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Soybean Cooking Contest Goes International

This year at the NC State fair was the first time the NC Soybean Producers Association participated in the annual cooking contest.  Spectacular judges were on board, who knew how to critique each flavor as a “work of art.” Eight soybean dishes were submitted for the contest.  Ken Smith from WRAL-TV and FOX 5 news,…

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Soybean Looper Insecticide Recommendations

Dr. Dominic Reisig, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology at N.C. State University has made some changes to his recommendations regarding the best insecticides to use for soybean looper based on spray trials in recent years. He now recommends Intrepid Edge, Tracer/Blackhawk and Steward for the best control in the Blacklands area. Make sure…

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Soybean/Cotton Field Day a Success

Over 50 farmers and sales reps gathered in Scotland Neck yesterday for a Soybean/Cotton Field Day.  A foggy morning turned into a hot day but that didn’t stop us. For the soybean part, Dr. Jim Dunphy discussed variety selection and planting date. Fifteen different RoundUp Ready varieties were on display for folks to look at.…

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Steps to Store Grain Safely

On-farm grain storage can be a valuable asset to farmers, allowing them to weather market fluctuations and sell grain when market conditions are right. However, the capacity for storage also creates the need to ensure that up to a full year of grain and the resulting income is stored safely and yields are protected. THIS…

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Steps to Take Now for a Profitable 2017

With planting season upon us, it’s time to make sure steps are in place for profitability in 2017. Some considerations are data analysis, adding and testing technology, weed management, fertilizer application and reviewing revenue and expenses. Read THIS ARTICLE from USB for more.  

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Steps to Take Now for a Successful 2017

Now that harvest is coming to a close, preparation for next season begins. The off season is a great time to take steps now to improve crops for next year. THIS ARTICLE from USB provides seven post harvest tasks to be better prepared for spring planting, including soil sampling, updating your nutrient management plan, taking…

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