Preemption Does Not Put Production Systems in Conflict

A bill that recently passed both the House and Senate of the North Carolina General Assembly would preempt local government authorities from banning plants, seeds and plant parts in their jurisdictions. Some advocates of organic farming systems have suggested that the legislation will harm organic producers. They reason that with the legislation in place, organic…

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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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