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 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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Tips To Be Safe During Planting Season

With everyone busy in the fields planting this time of year, a focus on safety is even more important. Please take a moment to remind yourself of these valuable safety tips from a recent United Soybean Board article and be safe out there! http://unitedsoybean.org/article/planting-safely-six-tips-for-avoiding-accidents-this-season-2/  

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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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Getting the Most Out of Soil Testing

Soil testing is important to maximizing soil fertility and yields on your farm, so much so the NC Soybean Producers Association just sent a postcard and magnet seen on this page to its members to promote the need for soil testing, as well as recommendations for best practices. In a timely coincidence, the United Soybean…

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Answering Consumer Questions About Agriculture

Today’s consumers have many questions about how food is grown and plenty of misperceptions to go with them. And, there is no one better to answer these questions than farmers. The NCSPA participates in many activities where farmers have conversations with consumers about food and farming, including Ag Day at N.C.State University, Meet the Farmer…

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Farming Becoming More Diverse

The U.S. Ag Census shows that farming is becoming increasingly diverse. 30% of farmers are now women, either as primary or secondary operators, and the percent of minority farmers is increasing greatly. Of course, as this diversity continues to grow, it’s important to the United Soybean Board and the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association to…

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Tips For Scouting Insects

Everyone knows scouting for insects is an important part of best farm management practices and helps to minimize yield losses, but what do experts recommend in terms of scouting? Read this article from the United Soybean Board to find out:  http://unitedsoybean.org/article/researchers-weigh-in-on-top-three-insect-scouting-tips-to-minimize-yield-loss/.

U.S. Soy Farmers & Sustainability

Many farmers don’t realize it, but they were sustainable long before people started paying attention to it the way they do today. From crop rotation and tillage to water management and nutrient management, here are just a few facts about how sustainable U.S. soy farmers really are:  http://unitedsoybean.org/article/eight-statistics-that-prove-u-s-soybean-farmers-are-sustainable/.  

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Position Announcement: Research Coordinator

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is seeking applicants for the permanent, full time position of Research Coordinator to lead the association’s research effort. The position is based in Raleigh, North Carolina and works with the association’s board, research committee and staff to manage strategic investments in soybean research projects. The position is responsible for…

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