Join Us for the 27th Annual Commodities Conference

The NC Commodities Conference will begin this Wed., Jan. 13 and continue through Fri, Jan. 15, 2016 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC.  It is the joint meeting of the Small Grains, Corn, Cotton, and Soybean Associations and will include vendor trade shows, commodity market outlook information, commodity extension specialist presentations, annual yield…

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Join the NCSPA at the Durham Bulls

Make plans now to join the NCSPA at the Durham Bulls’ agriculture-themed night State Fair Night on June 2. The Association is sponsoring the game to help consumers understand more about what farmers do every day, educate them about its importance in North Carolina and talk to them about soybeans. The NCSPA will have a…

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It’s PEST Week

USB’s Take Action program is hosting PEST Week (or Pest Elimination Strategy & Tactics Week) from June 15-July 1. The week is focused on best management strategies and raising awareness of the looming threat of pesticide resistance. Several PEST Week resources and social media graphics to share are available for download here. Activities for PEST Week…

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Is Uniform Emergence Important in Soybeans

Planting season is a big deal for farmers. The decisions made here will determine the ultimate potential yield of your crop. As Dr. Heiniger says, “Planting day is the most important day of your season. It’s your super bowl. It’s the day you want to perform your best.”. And for a few years now Dr.…

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Is a Data Management System Right for You?

Farmers have to track, analyze and respond to an incredible amount of data to make the best decisions for their farms. Data management systems can help make sense of it all, although getting started and understanding which system is right can be daunting. USB is publishing a four-part series that will explore how to decide…

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Investing in the Export Market

The name of the game among producers in commodity markets is to support prices by winding down stocks. In this blog post we begin by exploring this relationship and then illustrate the lengths that producers, should, in theory, go to achieve tight stocks. In short, the relationship between ending stocks and price is often so…

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