Register for the 2017 Sporting Clays Challenge

Make plans now to join the NC SoyPAC for its annual Sporting Clays Challenge on Apr. 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Any soy grower or industry professional may participate. All proceeds benefit the NC SoyPAC which advocates for federal policies favorable to soybean growers, and supports…

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Should you be Tissue Sampling?

If you heard Randy Dowdy at the Annual NC Commodities Conference this year then you probably heard him say: “Don’t HOPE what’s going on, KNOW what’s going on.” Do you know what’s going on in your soybean plants each year? Do your soils have adequate fertility and more importantly are the plants able to access…

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Sustainability Guide

Sustainable farming has become a common point of discussion over recent years and is important to consumers. Farmers often implement many sustainable practices on their farms without even realizing they are sustainable. In fact, farmers were probably among the first practitioners of sustainability because it’s critical to healthy and profitable farming operations. Want to be…

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2017 Crop Budgets

As you gear up for 2017, it’s important to consider the estimated costs and returns per acre of the crops in your production rotation. Considering all variable and fixed costs to determine the true cost of production will help you make decisions for the coming year. The NCSU Ag-Econ department has the 2017 budgets for…

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Great Turnout for Southern Farm Show

    The 2017 Southern Farm Show wrapped up on Friday and thousands of folks came out to visit with the over 400 vendors present. It was a fun few days at the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association’s booth as we had the chance to talk with hundreds of farmers. It was a great opportunity…

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Production Resources at Your Fingertips

Check out these production resources created by USB, including: The Extreme Beans App that has two calculators to help farmers plan for their crop A Fieldprint calculator to determine an operation’s impact on sustainability The Focus on Soybeans webcast featuring the latest production practices and research. CLICK HERE to access them all.

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Meeting Season in Full Swing

              Meeting season is here and we have spent the last few weeks traveling around the state visiting with growers, listening to our top-notch Extension Specialists, and eating good BBQ. These county grain meetings are probably the best way to hear the about the latest research conducted at NCSU…

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Demand for U.S. Soy Strong

USDA economist Keith Menzie says the U.S. is valued as one of the most reliable and high-quality suppliers of soy in the world, a trend he expects to continue over the next 20 years. Rising incomes in the developing world and increased demand for meat, which in turn creates increased demand for protein to feed…

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NCSPA at the Southern Farm Show

Planning to attend the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh next week? There won’t be a Soybean Producers Forum this year, but make sure to visit the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association’s booth #4117 in the equipment tent from Feb. 1-3, 2017 to learn about all the things being done to help maximize yield and profitability…

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Choosing the Right Lime

Many farmers use lime to optimize the pH in their soil, and will be considering liming options based on the results of their soil tests this winter. Soil tests should be analyzed for both soil pH and lime requirement (sometimes reported as buffer pH), in order to tell not only if lime is required, but…

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