Governor Cooper has declared a State of Emergency for NC and issued Executive Order No. 100 in light of the approaching Hurricane which is expected to make landfall in the Bahamas and Florida early next week. The order includes transportation waivers suspending the weighing of vehicles transporting agricultural products and livestock as well and lifting…Details
Need to know more about managing soybean aphids? CLICK HERE for a fact sheet from USB.
Were southern soybean farmers at top of mind in the design of recent USDA tariff and disaster relief programs?
It is no secret that the US agricultural sector has undergone a difficult past few years. Going into 2018 prices were low as part of the natural ebb and flow of a commodity cycle that is largely dictated by market fundamentals of petroleum as well as the strength of the US dollar. While most seasoned…Details
The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is pleased to announce the promotion of Ashley Thomas to Manager of Grower and Legislative Relations. In this newly created position, Ms. Thomas will serve as the conduit between the Association and our representatives in Congress and at the State Legislature. In addition, Ashley will be integral to the…Details
This week the N.C. Association for Soil and Water Conservation is hosting a national hands-on environmental problem-solving competition for high school students, and the NCSPA and USB are proud sponsors! 300 students from over 30 states, Canada and China are participating in the event, which is being held on the campus of N.C. State University…Details
Five growers from NC made the trip to Washington, DC this week to spend time with the state’s Representatives and Senators. The trip was a part of the American Soybean Association’s summer board meeting that included a day of Capitol Hill visits. NC’s ASA Representative Jimmy Thomas, NCSPA Secretary Gary Hendrix, NC SoyPAC Chair Michael…Details
This is your last chance of the season to win two tickets to see the Durham Bulls play the Buffalo Bisons on June 27. Just visit the NC Soybean Producers Facebook page, look for the post about this contest, like it, share it and add a comment about why you’re proud to be involved in…Details
USB’s Take Action program is hosting PEST Week (or Pest Elimination Strategy & Tactics Week) this week, July 15-21. The focus is promoting on best management strategies and raising awareness of the looming threat of pesticide resistance. Make sure to follow on Twitter at @TakeActionWeeds or on Facebook during #PESTweek and turn your pest practices…Details
We have a couple more Durham Bulls tickets to give away for the July 13 Durham Bulls game against Norfolk. Your chance to win is simple! Just check out the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association page on Facebook, like our post about the ticket giveaway (just look for the Wool E Bull picture shown at left)…Details
For many years, the agricultural sector has tried to connect with its customer base by highlighting the ways in which scientific advancements and improved farming practices have contributed to a global food supply which is safer, more abundant and lower cost. While this line of reasoning resonated strongly with older generations, who lived through economic…Details
Need more information on best management practices for the use of synthetic auxin herbicides? CLICK HERE for USB’s newly updated Synthetic Auxin Fact Sheet. For additional resources on synthetic auxin stewardship, click on the names of products below: 2,4-D Enlist™ Weed Control System Dicamba Engenia® Herbicide FeXapan™ Herbicide Plus VaporGrip® Technology XtendiMax® Herbicide with VaporGrip®…Details
Scouting is critical to helping make management decisions that will ultimately increase profitability. Early rounds of scouting should look for emergence, stand and uniformity, early seedling diseases and weeds. Scouting often is essential to catching early season problems. We’ve been lucky to have pretty good planting weather thus far this season and for many NC…Details