Soil Test to Keep SCN Out of Your Fields

SCN causes U.S. soybean farmers $1 billion in losses each year, so it’s a good idea to take steps to protect yourself from the threat. Before planting begins is a great time to test your soil to see if you have SCN and have time to react before it becomes a problem. Farmers should also…

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Sonny Perdue Visits NC

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in North Carolina last week and representatives from the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association had the opportunity to attend two listening sessions with him. The visit was part of a multi-state listening tour focused on important agriculture and rural improvement issues. The first session was a panel at…

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Soy Biobased Fluid Powers Olympic Village

Did you spot the use of soy while watching the Olympics? The 17 days of competition took place in host city Rio de Janeiro, where the three electrical transformers powering the games were built with Cargill’s Envirotemp® FR3® natural ester fluid, which is soybean-oil based. Power utility company Light, which already uses FR3® in its…

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Soy Checkoff Helps Fuel Demand Surge

A recent article in Farm Progress stated that global demand for soybeans has risen by more than 241 percent since 1990. By comparison, corn and wheat demand grew by 130 percent and 37 percent, respectively, during the same period. This is just one example of the positive impact farmers’ checkoff dollars is having on their market…

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Soy Health Myths Debunked

Soy growers often get questions from people about soy and their health, such as whether GMOs are safe, whether soy increases the role of breast cancer or whether soy can increase feminine traits. Growers may not know always know the answers, but can rest assured soy is safe and healthy. These concerns are largely based…

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Soy in Motor Oil? The Engine Is Getting Started

Thanks in part to checkoff-funded research, motorists could have a new choice in motor oil in a few years, made from high oleic soybean oil. Biosynthetic Technologies received a key certification for the oil recently and a pledge for a $100 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture so they can break ground on…

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Soy’s Number One Customer: Animal Agriculture

Animal agriculture remains the largest customer of U.S. soy, and the checkoff works hard to meet the needs of the industry. The organization also works to protect market share in the face of growing competition from alternative feed ingredients and other soy-producing countries. Learn more about the impact animal ag has on the U.S., N.C.…

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Soybean Association Hires New CEO Jeff Jennings

Jeff Jennings of Clayton, N.C. has been named CEO of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association effective July 3, 2017.  Jennings is an Assistant Director of Marketing at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services where he manages the Domestic Marketing Section.  Previously Jennings served as a program officer at the North Carolina…

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Soybean Cooking Contest Goes International

This year at the NC State fair was the first time the NC Soybean Producers Association participated in the annual cooking contest.  Spectacular judges were on board, who knew how to critique each flavor as a “work of art.” Eight soybean dishes were submitted for the contest.  Ken Smith from WRAL-TV and FOX 5 news,…

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