U.S. Soy Farmers & Sustainability

Many farmers don’t realize it, but they were sustainable long before people started paying attention to it the way they do today. From crop rotation and tillage to water management and nutrient management, here are just a few facts about how sustainable U.S. soy farmers really are:  http://unitedsoybean.org/article/eight-statistics-that-prove-u-s-soybean-farmers-are-sustainable/.  

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UPDATED: Processor Damage Thresholds

Due to accumulated damage on soybean, many growers are concerned about discounting and possible rejection at the point of sale. Cargill is currently accepting soybeans at the Fayetteville location with low damage of 5% or less. Cargill’s location at Selma in Johnston Co. is now open and is accepting beans with damage of 30% or…

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USDA Deregulates Monsanto RR2 Xtend Soybean and Cotton Traits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced its decision to deregulate Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant trait technologies ― Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton. “This announcement marks an important milestone for farmers around the world,” says Robb Fraley, Monsanto’s chief technology officer. “Weeds represent a key pest to agriculture operations around the world…

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Using Data to Find the Best Varieties

Farmers know that data technology can help them understand and respond to the needs of their fields, whether it be through soil moisture censors, yield monitors or aerial imagery. Data can also help with seed selection. Recently the winner of Asgrow’s 2015 yield contest in Illinois, Aaron Niebrugge, answered questions about how he utilizes data…

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Using Grain Storage to Add Value

Especially when commodity prices are low, grain storage can help farmers maximize the value of their crop. However, there is added risk involved with storing grain. Today, technology can help monitor and manage stored grain more closely to remove some of the risk. LEARN MORE IN THIS ARTICLE about grain storage technology options from USB.

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Using the Right Sprayer Nozzle

Today’s sprayers can apply just the right amount of herbicide to every inch of a field, but one size does not fit all. Nozzles come in many types and spray patterns, and the best one to use depends on the plan for using it. For instance, different size nozzles work better with different types of…

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Vietnam Feeds Fish U.S. Soy

Three North Carolina soy growers recently toured aquaculture farms and fish processing plants in Vietnam.  Ryan Cahoon, Brett Medlin and Simmy Williams were part of a trade team organized by the U.S. Soy Export Council (USSEC) to increase U.S. soy consumption in Vietnam. Fish farmers in Asia are a large and growing market for U.S.…

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Want Higher Yields in 2016?

In North Carolina soybeans are often thought of as purely a rotational crop and not one that produces large profits. With over a million acres in the state, soybeans occupy 25% percent of the field crop acreage in N.C. Average yields in the state are about 35 bushels per acre, only 70% of the national…

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Want the Chance to See the Checkoff In Action?

For soybean farmers wanting to know more about their customers beyond the elevator, and the soy checkoff’s role in marketing U.S. soy to those customers, the United Soybean Board invites them to participate in the checkoff’s See for Yourself program. All U.S. soybean farmers over the age of 18 can apply for the See for…

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