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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Benefits of Crop Rotation

Everyone knows there are many benefits to crop rotation and have probably learned about its impact on sustainable farming, but a new research study sheds more light on the subject. New research from Michigan State University shows that crop rotation increases the function of soil microbial communities that benefit plant growth. It also improves soil…

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Register for the 2017 Sporting Clays Challenge

Make plans now to join the NC SoyPAC for its annual Sporting Clays Challenge on Apr. 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Any soy grower or industry professional may participate. All proceeds benefit the NC SoyPAC which advocates for federal policies favorable to soybean growers, and supports…

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Should you be Tissue Sampling?

If you heard Randy Dowdy at the Annual NC Commodities Conference this year then you probably heard him say: “Don’t HOPE what’s going on, KNOW what’s going on.” Do you know what’s going on in your soybean plants each year? Do your soils have adequate fertility and more importantly are the plants able to access…

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Sustainability Guide

Sustainable farming has become a common point of discussion over recent years and is important to consumers. Farmers often implement many sustainable practices on their farms without even realizing they are sustainable. In fact, farmers were probably among the first practitioners of sustainability because it’s critical to healthy and profitable farming operations. Want to be…

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2017 Crop Budgets

As you gear up for 2017, it’s important to consider the estimated costs and returns per acre of the crops in your production rotation. Considering all variable and fixed costs to determine the true cost of production will help you make decisions for the coming year. The NCSU Ag-Econ department has the 2017 budgets for…

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Great Turnout for Southern Farm Show

    The 2017 Southern Farm Show wrapped up on Friday and thousands of folks came out to visit with the over 400 vendors present. It was a fun few days at the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association’s booth as we had the chance to talk with hundreds of farmers. It was a great opportunity…

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Production Resources at Your Fingertips

Check out these production resources created by USB, including: The Extreme Beans App that has two calculators to help farmers plan for their crop A Fieldprint calculator to determine an operation’s impact on sustainability The Focus on Soybeans webcast featuring the latest production practices and research. CLICK HERE to access them all.

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