Join the NCSPA at the Durham Bulls

Make plans now to join the NCSPA at the Durham Bulls’ agriculture-themed night State Fair Night on June 2. The Association is sponsoring the game to help consumers understand more about what farmers do every day, educate them about its importance in North Carolina and talk to them about soybeans. The NCSPA will have a…


Join Us for the 27th Annual Commodities Conference

The NC Commodities Conference will begin this Wed., Jan. 13 and continue through Fri, Jan. 15, 2016 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC.  It is the joint meeting of the Small Grains, Corn, Cotton, and Soybean Associations and will include vendor trade shows, commodity market outlook information, commodity extension specialist presentations, annual yield…


Keep Dicamba Drift From Becoming a Problem

A number of dicamba drift situations, primarily tobacco and soybean, have been observed in recent days.  Crop sensitivity to dicamba varies, but all broadleaf crops are sensitive.  Tobacco, soybeans, other beans and peas, sweetpotato, and grapes are extremely sensitive.  Cotton, peanuts, and vegetable crops, including peppers, tomato, watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe, and squash, are somewhat less…


Keeping Farms Sustainable With GMO Crops

Gene Stoebel, a third generation Minnesota farmer and US Farmers & Ranchers Association board member, recently wrote a guest post for about the benefits of using GMO’s on his farm. It’s a well-written educational piece about why GMO’s are helpful, and encourages consumers to ask farmers any questions they have. Feel free to SHARE…


Know How to Use Your Soil Test Results

Collecting soil samples is just the first step in a nutrient management plan. The results from those samples need to be reviewed and decisions made about what types of fertilizers should be added. While the soil test report can look overwhelming at first, the NCDA actually does a pretty good job of presenting results and…


Know Your Disease Risk Fact Sheet & Calculator

CLICK HERE for a new fact sheet you can use to assess your risk of disease in soybean. It also includes a disease risk calculator to help determine whether climatic factors and farming practices will create the perfect environment for disease development, assisting in the decision to move forward with or skip a fungicide application.