CEO Position Announcement

North Carolina Soybean Producers Association Position Announcement Applications are being accepted for the position of CEO of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association.  Please see the position description below for specific responsibilities or download it here [CEO Position Announcement Mar 2017] The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association, Inc. is a farmer-owned, farmer-led non-profit organization that…

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CFAP Round 2

Last week, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, announced a second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) that will provide an additional $14 billion to producers who have seen increased marketing costs associated with the COIVD-19 pandemic. CFAP 2 includes support for commodities that were left out of the first program, which is…

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Changes to the Dicamba Label for 2018

As we wrap up 2017, it’s also time to start planning for 2018. One of the most important decisions a grower can make is which varieties they will plant. An important part of selecting a variety is selecting which (if any) herbicide tolerance is used. If you decide to use the dicamba tolerance technology (Xtend…

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Checkoff Builds Demand for Soy

U.S. soy has grown significantly since the formation of the checkoff in 1991. The value of the U.S. crop has grown from $11 billion then to almost quadruple that in 2014 at $40 billion. The increase has been fueled by an increase in demand, due in part to the efforts of the checkoff to create…

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Checkoff Grows Demand for Soy Through New Uses

Demand for soy has grown over 700% in the last decade thanks to investments in research with support from the Checkoff that have created many new uses for soy. Soy-based ink is just one of the products developed with help from the American Soybean Association, and now it is the printing standard for newspapers and…

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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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China Trade Team Visits N.C.

Representatives of China’s top soy processors visited North Carolina on Friday – Saturday Aug. 26-27.  The trade team was on a multi-state U.S. tour organized by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC.)  The team had an unforgettable experience on the Fleming Brothers farm in Halifax County and at the Ram Albemarle Club on the Roanoke…

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China’s Proposed Tariffs & NC Growers

As you know, this week has been filled with news regarding the proposed tariffs from both the U.S. and China.  We assure you that prior to these announcements, state and national soybean associations were already working hard to educate influencers and lawmakers in D.C. about the potential effects on the agricultural industry. This week, your NCSPA…

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Choosing the Right Lime

Many farmers use lime to optimize the pH in their soil, and will be considering liming options based on the results of their soil tests this winter. Soil tests should be analyzed for both soil pH and lime requirement (sometimes reported as buffer pH), in order to tell not only if lime is required, but…

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Choosing the Right Words to Tell Your Story

As farmers, we are often asked questions about our farming practices or how food is grown.This information is important to consumers and it’s important to answer their questions, and there’s no one better to answer them than the people who grow the food. As you tell your story, however, remember it’s important to use terms…

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