Soybean/Cotton Field Day a Success

Over 50 farmers and sales reps gathered in Scotland Neck yesterday for a Soybean/Cotton Field Day.  A foggy morning turned into a hot day but that didn’t stop us. For the soybean part, Dr. Jim Dunphy discussed variety selection and planting date. Fifteen different RoundUp Ready varieties were on display for folks to look at.…

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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…

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Soybean Cooking Contest Goes International

This year at the NC State fair was the first time the NC Soybean Producers Association participated in the annual cooking contest.  Spectacular judges were on board, who knew how to critique each flavor as a “work of art.” Eight soybean dishes were submitted for the contest.  Ken Smith from WRAL-TV and FOX 5 news,…

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Soy’s Number One Customer: Animal Agriculture

Animal agriculture remains the largest customer of U.S. soy, and the checkoff works hard to meet the needs of the industry. The organization also works to protect market share in the face of growing competition from alternative feed ingredients and other soy-producing countries. Learn more about the impact animal ag has on the U.S., N.C.…

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Soy in Motor Oil? The Engine Is Getting Started

Thanks in part to checkoff-funded research, motorists could have a new choice in motor oil in a few years, made from high oleic soybean oil. Biosynthetic Technologies received a key certification for the oil recently and a pledge for a $100 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture so they can break ground on…

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Soy Health Myths Debunked

Soy growers often get questions from people about soy and their health, such as whether GMOs are safe, whether soy increases the role of breast cancer or whether soy can increase feminine traits. Growers may not know always know the answers, but can rest assured soy is safe and healthy. These concerns are largely based…

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Soy Biobased Fluid Powers Olympic Village

Did you spot the use of soy while watching the Olympics? The 17 days of competition took place in host city Rio de Janeiro, where the three electrical transformers powering the games were built with Cargill’s Envirotemp® FR3® natural ester fluid, which is soybean-oil based. Power utility company Light, which already uses FR3® in its…

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Sonny Perdue Visits NC

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in North Carolina last week and representatives from the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association had the opportunity to attend two listening sessions with him. The visit was part of a multi-state listening tour focused on important agriculture and rural improvement issues. The first session was a panel at…

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Soil Test to Keep SCN Out of Your Fields

SCN causes U.S. soybean farmers $1 billion in losses each year, so it’s a good idea to take steps to protect yourself from the threat. Before planting begins is a great time to test your soil to see if you have SCN and have time to react before it becomes a problem. Farmers should also…

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