New Soy Products Ready for the Farm

The Checkoff invests in developing new products to increase demand for U.S. soy. Those products have paid big dividends in recent years with the release of many new products, including household products such as adhesive for kitchen cabinetry, soaps and shampoos within the last year alone. Also commercialized recently were some products that bring the…

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Farmer Volunteers Lead the Community

North Carolina has perhaps the best-organized farmer community in the United States.  The state is home to dozens of commodity boards and grower associations.  Farmers are able to volunteer their time and leadership skills for these boards and associations as well as serve on elected and appointed county, state and federal boards and commissions.  Volunteering…

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The Basics of Seed Treatments

The usage of seed treatment products has grown significantly since the 1990s and technology is helping to improve them. However, there are many considerations with whether or not to use them, will they be profitable, when are they needed, etc. THIS ARTICLE from USB answers some of these questions in a discussion with Alison Robertson,…

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Fungicide Classification Chart Available

Now that USB’s Take Action program has expanded to include efforts to combat fungicide resistance as well as herbicide resistance, a new fungicide classification chart has been created as a companion to the popular herbicide classification chart. Farmers have found the herbicide classification charts to be very useful and the fungicide chart should prove to…

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2017 Sporting Clays Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Phillip Gregory of the Strickland Farming Group team for his winning score of 92 at the 2017 NC SoyPAC Sporting Clays Challenge. The annual tournament was held at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina on April 7th.  Shooters had to contend with gusting winds but several managed to post excellent individual scores. Top team honors…

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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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Steps to Take Now for a Profitable 2017

With planting season upon us, it’s time to make sure steps are in place for profitability in 2017. Some considerations are data analysis, adding and testing technology, weed management, fertilizer application and reviewing revenue and expenses. Read THIS ARTICLE from USB for more.  

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Vietnam Feeds Fish U.S. Soy

Three North Carolina soy growers recently toured aquaculture farms and fish processing plants in Vietnam.  Ryan Cahoon, Brett Medlin and Simmy Williams were part of a trade team organized by the U.S. Soy Export Council (USSEC) to increase U.S. soy consumption in Vietnam. Fish farmers in Asia are a large and growing market for U.S.…

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Cargill Locations Schedule Maintenance

Cargill’s processing plant in Fayetteville is scheduled to undergo maintenance for six weeks starting in early April.  In the meantime, sellers report that the Fayetteville plant is taking deliveries on a limited basis only due to nearly full storage.  The Cargill Raleigh location is closed for deliveries at this time.  And the Cargill Selma location…

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