A New Way Forward for the Farm Bill?

People in the mainstream of the political spectrum are talking about an option to advance the 2013 Farm Bill by splitting off the Nutrition Title as separate legislation. This solution was not long ago only being talked about on the far end of the spectrum, but now is being mulled over by the policy leaders…

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2014 Sporting Clay Tournament Winners

The NC SoyPAC hosted over 90 supporters for its 4th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament March 21st at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina. The tournament takes place every year in the spring to help raise contributions to support federal candidates that are friendly to the N.C. soybean farmers and to assure that N.C. soybean farmers have a…

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Checkoff Request for Referendum Period Opens in May

Every five years soybean farmers have the opportunity to request a referendum on their soy checkoff. If USDA determines that 10% of soy growers nationwide have requested a referendum, then USDA will hold the referendum within one year. Farmers can register their requests for referendum at their county FSA office. The following Q&A information further…

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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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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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Wolfpack Football Salutes North Carolina Agriculture

NC State Athletics and its multimedia rights partner, Wolfpack Sports Properties, will host the inaugural “Ag Day” on September 28, paying tribute to a significant statewide industry. The event will coincide with the football contest against Central Michigan at Carter-Finley Stadium. Along with the NC State College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, the North Carolina…

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New Insect Guide Available Online

A new Soybean Insect Guide created by N.C. Extension entomologist Dr. Dominic Reisig and Virginia Extension Entomologist Dr. Ames Herbert is available from the United Soybean Board and the soybean checkoff. For those that have not been able to get a physical copy of the guide, it is available online on our website. The guide…

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Call for Nominations for 2014 Annual Elections

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is announcing a call for nominations for the January 2014 board of directors elections. Eligible candidates will be checkoff-paying soybean producers. Nominations will be accepted through November 29, 2013. To nominate an individual, email the association at ncsoy@ncsoy.org, call 1-800-839-5775 , or download the nomination form here, fill it…

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Do You Want to be the Next ASA Dupont Young Leader?

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont Pioneer are seeking applicants for the 2014 Young Leader Program. Now in its historic 30th year, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program is recognized throughout agriculture for its tradition of identifying and cultivating farmer leaders who are shaping not only the U.S. soybean industry but all of agriculture.…

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