New Leaders on Soybean Board

The state soybean board welcomed new leaders at its annual meeting on January 16th.  Jeff Peed of Aurora was elected president of the board.  Jeff is a seasoned veteran of the soybean board and arrives well-prepared to lead the association through what should be interesting times in the marketplace and in North Carolina’s culture and…

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New NCSPA Exhibits at N.C. Agritourism Farms

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association recently launched a new educational exhibit at three agritourism farms across the state through a grant funded by the soy checkoff. The exhibits will promote animal agriculture, as well as educate consumers about modern agriculture and soybeans.They are a perfect extension to the association’s educational exhibit at Marbles Kids…

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New Site of Action Lookup Tool for Your Mobile Device

It important to use multiple herbicide SOAs to effectively manage your fields to combat or prevent a herbicide-resistant weed problem on your farm. The diversification tool helps you to quickly identify the SOA of popular herbicide brands you may be using or considering. Because it’s important to use diverse SOAs, the tool will also provide…

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New Soy Products Ready for the Farm

The Checkoff invests in developing new products to increase demand for U.S. soy. Those products have paid big dividends in recent years with the release of many new products, including household products such as adhesive for kitchen cabinetry, soaps and shampoos within the last year alone. Also commercialized recently were some products that bring the…

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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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