NCSPA Online Marketplace Links Buyers and Sellers

Although thought of as a commodity, there have long been discrete markets within the soybean complex. Explicitly, this would include markets and premiums for non-GM or organic soybeans and, more recently, for soybeans with novel fatty acid profiles, namely high-oleic. While these premiums have been clear and publicized there have also long been implicit “markets”,…

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NCSPA seeking applicants for 2022 international agricultural immersion program

The North Carolina Soybeans Producers Association is seeking applications for an International Leadership and Cultural Immersion program for 2022. The program is being coordinated by the IFYE (International Farm Youth Exchange) Association of the USA and made possible through a grant provided by the United Soybean Board. IFYE has been coordinating international agricultural immersion programs…

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America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program

For over 10 years, Bayer Fund has been donating grants valuing up to 60 million dollars to various nonprofits, schools, and agricultural youth programs, through a program called “America’s Farmers Grow Communities”. The goal of this program is simply to support rural communities. These grants have been put towards everything from school supplies and educational…

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Meet the Board: Michael McPherson

Michael McPherson always knew he wanted to be a farmer. His love for agriculture dates all the way back to 1948, which is when his grandfather started the dairy farm that his current operation now sits on. In 1989, the farm transitioned to row crops and hay, with direction from Michael’s father. The farm now…

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Congratulations to the 2021 Yield Contest Winners

After the thoughtful cancellation of the North Carolina joint Commodities Conference last year, 2022 brought with it a deeper appreciation for relationships and the face-to-face connections made at the event this year. In normal fashion, we had the pleasure of announcing the winners of the annual yield contest at Commodity Conference this year. Breaking the…

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Thank You Teachers!

Teacher Spotlight: Jonathan Riggs The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association would like to congratulate Jonathan Riggs of Farmville Central High School for winning the NCSPA Teacher Appreciation Week Award. Jonathan Riggs received not one, but four nominations from students and peers vouching for the quality of both his work ethic and his character. After meeting…

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Meet the Board: Reggie Baker

The farm started in 1971 and Reggie grew up every day with our entire family on the farm. Reggie got to the farm as fast as possible, actually as soon as he could walk. Currently, the farm raises corn, wheat, soybeans, grain sorghum, hay, and beef cattle. Looking forward to the advancements in the industry,…

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