New Soybean Promotion for N.C. Museum Visitors

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is kicking off a new program to reach elementary and middle school students visiting the State Capitol complex in Raleigh. The program launches on October 4. The association partnered with the N.C. Museum of History to identify visiting groups from Title I schools and provide a drawstring backpack with…

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New Video Encourages Viewers to Seek GMO Answers

For a little something to brighten up your day, click on the link below to see a new video from the 2016 Agricultural Leadership Program at N.C. State promoting GMOAnswers.com. A current NCSPA board member participated in the project and we give it two thumbs up! https://www.dropbox.com/s/u2uf582g5481bye/GMO%20Answers%20|%20Final.mp4?dl=0  

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New Video on Sustainable Farming from USFRA

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance just released a new video to inform consumers about advanced farming and ranching practices that help production agriculture with sustainable food production called Farm On: Sustainable Food Production. CLICK HERE to view the video on Youtube, or it is also posted on the USFRA Facebook page. The key takeaways…

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Nine Farmers Elected to Soybean Board

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association elected nine members to serve a three-year term on its board of directors at its 47th annual meeting in Durham, N.C. on Jan. 17, 2014. Directors on the state soybean board are responsible for overseeing the soybean checkoff-funded research, marketing and communications work of the association, as well as…

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Nitrogen Applications in Soybeans

Last week we discussed some basics of soybean fertility (catch up here if you missed it). We know how important sufficient levels of P and K are but do soybeans need N upfront or in-season? Unlike most of our other crops soybeans have the ability to obtain their own nitrogen through N fixation. N fixation is…

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No Simple Answers on How to Feed the World

A special report titled “Feeding the World” in a recent issue of The Economist magazine examined how we will cope with world food production in the coming decades. The report concluded that the focus on a “food crisis” has produced competing perspectives on the main problems with food and agriculture, and led to different proposals…

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Non-Foliar Yield Enhancements

Last week we tackled foliar yield enhancements so this week we’re changing gears just slightly and tackling non-foliar yield products. Various non-foliar yield enhancement products are available to North Carolina soybean producers. Profit margins are currently narrow for soybeans and much thought should go into the potential yield advantages and associated costs from the use…

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Not Too Far Out

At the North Carolina Agriculture & Biotechnology Summit on November 18-19, thought-provoking speakers explored the intersection of science, politics and economic development in the biotechnology industry. There was a healthy component of farmer participation on the podium, but unfortunately not enough farmers were able to attend to push the coffee break discussions towards addressing the…

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