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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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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Factors That Have the Biggest Impact on Yield

At this time of the year, farmers have their eye on yield monitors, and there will undoubtedly be some parts of fields that have higher yields than others. Why is this, what factors can lead to the greatest yield loss and what strategies can farmers use for the greatest return on investment? The High-Yield project…

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Back-to-Back Soybeans

              A disclaimer before we start: We do NOT recommend planting soybeans back-to-back year after year. Planting any crop back-to-back year after year increases the potential for pests and problems to build up. You may not see these problems after one year, but eventually, something will become an issue…

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Show Your Support for Ag at NC Ag Awareness Day

Make plans now to join Agriculture Commissioner Troxler, the N.C. Farm Bureau, commodity groups and more to bring awareness to the legislature about the importance of agriculture in North Carolina at Ag Awareness Day. The schedule for the day is: 9:00 a.m.: Shuttle buses run from the Exposition building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds to…

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Eliminate Off-Target Auxin Herbicide Injury

With the approval of both the dicamba and 2,4-D tolerant varieties and new formulations of the herbicides, growers are eager to take advantage of these new systems. While having the ability to apply both of these products in POST applications provides a “new” tool in our weed-management toolbox, it’s essential growers use these products with…

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