New Soy Products Ready for the Farm

The Checkoff invests in developing new products to increase demand for U.S. soy. Those products have paid big dividends in recent years with the release of many new products, including household products such as adhesive for kitchen cabinetry, soaps and shampoos within the last year alone. Also commercialized recently were some products that bring the…

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Farmer Volunteers Lead the Community

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…

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The Basics of Seed Treatments

The usage of seed treatment products has grown significantly since the 1990s and technology is helping to improve them. However, there are many considerations with whether or not to use them, will they be profitable, when are they needed, etc. THIS ARTICLE from USB answers some of these questions in a discussion with Alison Robertson,…

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Prepare for Planting Day

The 5+ inches of rain much of the state saw this week has put a hold on planting for a few days, but you can use this time to make sure you are ready to start (or continue) planting when things dry out. As Dr. Heinniger says, “Planting day is the most important day of…

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Fungicide Classification Chart Available

Now that USB’s Take Action program has expanded to include efforts to combat fungicide resistance as well as herbicide resistance, a new fungicide classification chart has been created as a companion to the popular herbicide classification chart. Farmers have found the herbicide classification charts to be very useful and the fungicide chart should prove to…

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2017 Management Decisions – Weed Control

Up this week is part three of our management decisions series. If you missed the posts on planting populations or planting date, catch up here and here. While deciding on the optimum seeding rate and planting date for your operation are important, without proper weed control none of those decisions matter. Weed management is a…

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2017 Sporting Clays Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Phillip Gregory of the Strickland Farming Group team for his winning score of 92 at the 2017 NC SoyPAC Sporting Clays Challenge. The annual tournament was held at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina on April 7th.  Shooters had to contend with gusting winds but several managed to post excellent individual scores. Top team honors…

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CEO Position Announcement

North Carolina Soybean Producers Association Position Announcement Applications are being accepted for the position of CEO of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association.  Please see the position description below for specific responsibilities or download it here [CEO Position Announcement Mar 2017] The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association, Inc. is a farmer-owned, farmer-led non-profit organization that…

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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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2017 Management Decisions – Planting Date

This week we continue with our management decisions series. Last week we discussed seeding rate and how you may be able to save money by decreasing your seeding rates. If you missed it, catch up here. In part two of our management decisions series, we’re talking planting date. Before we get into some data, it’s…

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2017 Management Decisions – Seeding Rates

As we gear up for #plant17, now is the time to start thinking about planting management decisions. At this point, most of you have selected varieties and purchased seed, so one of the next things to think about is soybean seeding rate. Conventional wisdom says planting high populations will ensure maximum yields, but actually, this…

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