NCSPA Online Marketplace Links Buyers and Sellers

Although thought of as a commodity, there have long been discrete markets within the soybean complex. Explicitly, this would include markets and premiums for non-GM or organic soybeans and, more recently, for soybeans with novel fatty acid profiles, namely high-oleic. While these premiums have been clear and publicized there have also long been implicit “markets”,…

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NCSPA In the Community

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association has been busy this spring promoting soybeans, educating both adults and children alike about soy nutrition and soy products and exposing them to modern agriculture at a variety of events. There have been 56 programs in schools since the fall and some of the highlights of recent events are…

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NCSPA Holds November Board Meeting

The NCSPA board of directors held their fall board meeting on Nov. 12-13, 2015. Business included an updates on the N.C. State University College of Agriculture and Life Science Crop Science Department, communications and outreach activities of the association, resources development and advocacy. The board also discussed the new strategic direction of NCSPA research projects…

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NCSPA Hires Owen Wagner as New CEO

A new CEO is taking the helm of the NCSPA effective April 15. Owen Wagner most recently worked at SAS Institute in Cary, N.C., where he was Manager of Agricultural Analytics working with the USDA and land grant universities. Prior to that, he worked as an agricultural economist at LMC International in Washington, D.C. In…

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NCSPA Hires Digital Communications Intern

There is a new addition to the staff at the NCSPA! Mary Kate Morgan is joining the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association as the Digital Communication Intern. In this role, she will assist with various initiatives including social media, consumer outreach, virtual grower events, and expanding educational resources for K-12 students and teachers. Mary Kate…

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NCSPA Hires a New Executive Director

Dr. Charles Hall of Hillsborough, N.C. has been named Executive Director of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association effective September 19, 2022. Hall previously served as director of animal and aquaculture utilization of the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) where he helped promote the superior qualities of soy meal produced from U.S. soybeans to international…

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NCSPA Has a New Logo

The N.C. Soybean Producers Association has developed a new logo to replace the trifoliate leaf logo that has been in place for many years. The logo debuted last Sat., Sept. 9 at the Ag Day at the N.C. State vs. Marshall football game, and members will see it shortly in their mailbox, as there is…

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NCSPA Growers Go to Capitol Hill

Five growers from NCSPA’s board went to Capitol Hill last week to agvocate for North Carolina ag.  The week kicked off with a visit with Ray Starling, USDA Chief of Staff. Starling, a North Carolina native, heard and related to the concerns of our growers. The following day the group meet with Congressmen David Rouzer…

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NCSPA Educates Kids About Agriculture

The pleasant weather of spring and fall brings festivals and fun, and many events where the NCSPA can educate people about agriculture and soy. These days, most people are one or more generations removed from the farm, so the Association takes every opportunity to help people understand what growers do every day and why. Recently…

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