NCSPA Hires Owen Wagner as New CEO

A new CEO is taking the helm of the NCSPA effective April 15. Owen Wagner most recently worked at SAS Institute in Cary, N.C., where he was Manager of Agricultural Analytics working with the USDA and land grant universities. Prior to that, he worked as an agricultural economist at LMC International in Washington, D.C. In…

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NCSPA Holds November Board Meeting

The NCSPA board of directors held their fall board meeting on Nov. 12-13, 2015. Business included an updates on the N.C. State University College of Agriculture and Life Science Crop Science Department, communications and outreach activities of the association, resources development and advocacy. The board also discussed the new strategic direction of NCSPA research projects…

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NCSPA In the Community

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association has been busy this spring promoting soybeans, educating both adults and children alike about soy nutrition and soy products and exposing them to modern agriculture at a variety of events. There have been 56 programs in schools since the fall and some of the highlights of recent events are…

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NCSPA Online Marketplace Links Buyers and Sellers

Although thought of as a commodity, there have long been discrete markets within the soybean complex. Explicitly, this would include markets and premiums for non-GM or organic soybeans and, more recently, for soybeans with novel fatty acid profiles, namely high-oleic. While these premiums have been clear and publicized there have also long been implicit “markets”,…

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NCSPA Participates In Successful Trade Mission Trip To China

N.C. Soybean Association directors Michael McPherson and Reggie Strickland, association member Brett Medlin, CEO Charles Hall and representatives from M-B Grain, participated in the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services trade mission to China from Apr. 10-18. The mission was productive, with some significant relationships developed with grain buyers there, and many potential opportunities…

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NCSPA seeking applicants for 2022 international agricultural immersion program

The North Carolina Soybeans Producers Association is seeking applications for an International Leadership and Cultural Immersion program for 2022. The program is being coordinated by the IFYE (International Farm Youth Exchange) Association of the USA and made possible through a grant provided by the United Soybean Board. IFYE has been coordinating international agricultural immersion programs…

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