The sixth annual FoodCon 2020 was held here in Raleigh last week. The business schools of NC State University, UNC and Duke University to serve as co-sponsors for the one-day event. The main goal for the conference was to bring a diverse audience of students, business professionals and community leaders who share an interest in…Details
This article is the second in a series about research the NCSPA conducted with funding from soy checkoff in 2014 and 2015 to investigate fungicide application, timing and effectiveness. This post presents the results of the research projects. It is important to review the findings in the context of the weather in 2014 and 2015.…Details
Want the best weed management results this year? CLICK HERE to learn about the five steps to take to keep weeds under control. Preparing even before planting can make it easier to deal with even the most problematic weeds later.
Seed selection is one of the most important decisions a farmer makes, and something that is on everyone’s mind this time of year. Asking the right questions of a seed dealer can help ensure the best seed varieties are chosen for a particular location and field. Growers should ask a variety of questions to ensure…Details
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…Details
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a petition that will allow farmers and food manufacturers to use a heart-health claim on packaging, menus and more. The claim, similar to that approved for olive and canola oils, states that eating 1.5 tablespoons of soy oil per day may reduce the risk of coronary…Details
The U.S. Ag Census shows that farming is becoming increasingly diverse. 30% of farmers are now women, either as primary or secondary operators, and the percent of minority farmers is increasing greatly. Of course, as this diversity continues to grow, it’s important to the United Soybean Board and the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association to…Details
There is an ever-growing amount of technology and data available to help farmers be more efficient and more profitable. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know how to manage and use all the data available to make the best decisions. Check out THIS ARTICLE from USB sharing the stories of two farmers and their…Details
Many soybeans are delivered to the elevator, but where will they go next? The soy checkoff invites farmers to find the answer to this question and learn about the impact that U.S. soy’s biggest customers make on farmers’ bottom lines during this year’s See for Yourself program. From now until April 4, all U.S. soybean…Details
North Carolina has perhaps the best-organized farmer community in the United States. The state is home to dozens of commodity boards and grower associations. Farmers are able to volunteer their time and leadership skills for these boards and associations as well as serve on elected and appointed county, state and federal boards and commissions. Volunteering…Details
Ways to be safe on the farm are always a good reminder, especially as the season starts to swing into high gear. Click on THIS ARTICLE for some helpful information to keep in mind to ensure farmers stay safe.
The failure of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a Farm Bill on June 20 leads one to wonder if it is simply asking too much of Congress to continue to pass commodity legislation bundled into a nutrition assistance program. The nutrition title was added into the Farm Bill in the 1960s (the bill…Details