Choosing the Right Words to Tell Your Story

As farmers, we are often asked questions about our farming practices or how food is grown.This information is important to consumers and it’s important to answer their questions, and there’s no one better to answer them than the people who grow the food. As you tell your story, however, remember it’s important to use terms…

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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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China Trade Team Visits N.C.

Representatives of China’s top soy processors visited North Carolina on Friday – Saturday Aug. 26-27.  The trade team was on a multi-state U.S. tour organized by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC.)  The team had an unforgettable experience on the Fleming Brothers farm in Halifax County and at the Ram Albemarle Club on the Roanoke…

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Checkoff Grows Demand for Soy Through New Uses

Demand for soy has grown over 700% in the last decade thanks to investments in research with support from the Checkoff that have created many new uses for soy. Soy-based ink is just one of the products developed with help from the American Soybean Association, and now it is the printing standard for newspapers and…

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Checkoff Builds Demand for Soy

U.S. soy has grown significantly since the formation of the checkoff in 1991. The value of the U.S. crop has grown from $11 billion then to almost quadruple that in 2014 at $40 billion. The increase has been fueled by an increase in demand, due in part to the efforts of the checkoff to create…

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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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Celebrate Agriculture with the NCSPA at NC State’s Ag Day Football Game

We hope you’ll join the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association in celebrating agriculture, North Carolina’s top industry, at N.C.State University’s Ag Day football game vs. Louisville on Oct. 1, 2015. Festivities include the 24th annual CALS Tailgate event in PNC Arena prior to kick-off and family-friendly interactive sponsor exhibits, agriculture machinery displays and photo opportunities…

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Cargill Locations Schedule Maintenance

Cargill’s processing plant in Fayetteville is scheduled to undergo maintenance for six weeks starting in early April.  In the meantime, sellers report that the Fayetteville plant is taking deliveries on a limited basis only due to nearly full storage.  The Cargill Raleigh location is closed for deliveries at this time.  And the Cargill Selma location…

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Cargill Announces New Program for Damaged Soybeans

Cargill announced today they will be offering a program to purchase damaged soybean at the Selma, N.C. location beginning tomorrow. The elevator bid details are: 0-30% Damage – Current bid and Regular schedule 30.1 -60% Damage – $5.40 (still subject to moisture, test weight, foreign matter and other discounts – not damage) 60.1-100% Damage –…

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BeSure! Campaign

A campaign called BeSure! was launched this Spring to promote best-management practices to farmers and applicators who use neonic products. The campaign was launched by a coalition committed to neonicotinoid product stewardship called Growing Matters. It reminds farmers and applicators to: Be sure to always read and follow the label when using treated seed Be…

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