JOCO Works 2019 During the week of November 11th, Johnston County “JOCO Works 2019” hosted its first Career Expo at the Johnston Community College campus in Smithfield, N.C. There were approximately 4,000 eighth grade students, teachers, school administrators, parents, industry leaders, and volunteers attending the expo on November 14-15, 2019. Those students were from public…Details
Soybean farmers from across the state left their combines and fields to join each other in Durham at the beginning of the week for the NC Soybean Producers Association Board of Directors Annual Fall Meeting. While some board members were not able to attend so they could get a few extra hours in before the…Details
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,…Details
Six NC State University students have been selected as the 19-20 Soybean Scholarship recipients form NCSPA. Funded by the soybean checkoff, these scholarships are awarded annually to students majoring in agriculture or related fields. Each recipient received a scholarship ranging from $2,500-$5,000. NCSPA’s Research Committee, that oversees the scholarship, review the anonymous applications from the…Details
Since record-keeping began in 1851, the daily probability for a named storm being present in the Atlantic Basin peaks on September 10th. While that day has come and gone, and the state’s agricultural interests dodged a bullet in Hurricane Dorian the Atlantic hurricane season does not end until November 30th – making now a good…Details
As the end of the season draws near we’ve gotten some questions about estimating soybean yields. For some, this is because their crop looks good and they are excited to see what their yields may be, while for others this is because they are prepping themselves for disappointment, as weeks of dry weather have taken…Details
Alumni, students, friends, and family all joined in the fun of the 7th Annual NCSU Ag Day Football at Carter-Finely Stadium on Saturday, September 7th. As a part of the festivities, some 1100 fans attended the CALS Tailgate and enjoyed the many exhibits surrounding the field at Close-King Indoor Practice Facility. There, fans looking to…Details
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that producers who have been affected by 2018 & 2019 natural disasters will now be able to apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). The program’s creation was authorized by the Supplemental Relief Act of 2019 passed by Congress and signed by…Details
A campaign called BeSure! was launched this Spring to promote best-management practices to farmers and applicators who use neonic products. The campaign was launched by a coalition committed to neonicotinoid product stewardship called Growing Matters. It reminds farmers and applicators to: Be sure to always read and follow the label when using treated seed Be…Details
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
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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