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…


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…


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…


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:

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:  


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…


Soybean Looper Insecticide Recommendations

Dr. Dominic Reisig, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology at N.C. State University has made some changes to his recommendations regarding the best insecticides to use for soybean looper based on spray trials in recent years. He now recommends Intrepid Edge, Tracer/Blackhawk and Steward for the best control in the Blacklands area. Make sure…


Think You May Have SCN?

Soybean cyst nematode is prevalent in North Carolina and is the number one soybean disease in the U.S., resulting in yield losses of more than 100 million bushels per year across the country. Read this article for the signs and symptoms of SCN, as well as to get tips on how to manage it:

Ending Hunger In Our Lifetime?

At the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization director-general, José Graziano Da Silva, stated that the upcoming generation has the prospect to become the first “Zero Hunger Generation” in history.  While to UN estimates that it will need another $267 billion annually to fight against rural and…


Summer Outreach Activities

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association has conducted numerous community outreach events this summer, reaching almost a thousand children at our regular Meet the Farmer event at Marbles Kids Museum, four agritourism farms around the state and multiple summer camps, mostly through extension offices. Laura Rogers, the association’s Community Outreach Coordinator has traveled to over…