Long-Awaited Trade News for Ag Community

This week the agriculture community had two major victories in trade with the signing of the China Phase 1 deal and Congress’ passing of USMCA. The House of Representatives passed USMCA 385-41 in December before they left for recess after over a year of back and forth negotiations. The Senate was able to take up…

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Long Awaited Federal Disaster Aid & 2019 NC Farm Act

$19.1 Billion Approved for Federal Disaster Aid President Trump signed the $19.1 billion federal disaster bill after the House of Representatives was finally able to pass it through (354-58) this week. The bill failed three times in the past several weeks while the House was not in session (the House majority was looking for a unanimous vote). The approval of the…

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Livermans Selected as 2019-2020 ASA Corteva Young Leader

Trey & Rebecca Liverman of Columbia, N.C., have been selected as North Carolina’s ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leaders for 2019-2020. This is the 37th year that the NC Soybean Producers Association has participated in the program that identifies and recognizes prospective agricultural leaders form the state. After graduating from N.C. State University with degrees in…

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Last Call for the 2016 Sporting Clays Challenge

NC SoyPAC’s annual Sporting Clays Challenge will be Mar. 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. It’s open to soy growers and industry professionals. All proceeds benefit the N.C. SoyPAC, which advocates for federal policies favorable to soybean growers, and supports congressional candidates that support farmers. The Challenge…

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Know Your Disease Risk Fact Sheet & Calculator

CLICK HERE for a new fact sheet you can use to assess your risk of disease in soybean. It also includes a disease risk calculator to help determine whether climatic factors and farming practices will create the perfect environment for disease development, assisting in the decision to move forward with or skip a fungicide application.

Know How to Use Your Soil Test Results

Collecting soil samples is just the first step in a nutrient management plan. The results from those samples need to be reviewed and decisions made about what types of fertilizers should be added. While the soil test report can look overwhelming at first, the NCDA actually does a pretty good job of presenting results and…

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Keeping Farms Sustainable With GMO Crops

Gene Stoebel, a third generation Minnesota farmer and US Farmers & Ranchers Association board member, recently wrote a guest post for Forbes.com about the benefits of using GMO’s on his farm. It’s a well-written educational piece about why GMO’s are helpful, and encourages consumers to ask farmers any questions they have. Feel free to SHARE…

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Keep Dicamba Drift From Becoming a Problem

A number of dicamba drift situations, primarily tobacco and soybean, have been observed in recent days.  Crop sensitivity to dicamba varies, but all broadleaf crops are sensitive.  Tobacco, soybeans, other beans and peas, sweetpotato, and grapes are extremely sensitive.  Cotton, peanuts, and vegetable crops, including peppers, tomato, watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe, and squash, are somewhat less…

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