Responding to Soil Test Results

Recent articles in this blog have focused on the importance of soil testing in overall farm management practices, but how farmers respond to the nutrient deficiencies and imbalanced pH will make the difference in achieving yield goals. Click here to learn more about addressing pH and macronutrient concerns.

Resources for Farmers

USB has compiled a terrific list of resources for farmers, including checkoff-related resources, sites from the agricultural industry and sites from the soy industry. CLICK HERE for a helpful list at your fingertips.

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Resources By Season

USB offers many helpful resources for farmers throughout the soybean growing season from planting to scouting to harvest, even for the off-season and everything in between. Check out the Seasonal Resources Page HERE to access the information.

Report Your Farm Damage to County FSA Office

All producers impacted by Hurricane Matthew winds, rain or flooding are encouraged to document and report damage to the county USDA Farm Service Agency office.  The FSA provides a Loss Estimates Worksheet which should be completed to the extent possible and turned in to the county FSA office. download the worksheet here. Even if the…

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Report from Commodity Classic

North Carolina Soybean Producers Association board members and staff attended the Commodity Classic Mar. 3-5, 2016 in New Orleans to learn about best practices and the latest farm innovations, get new ideas and network with farmers, and industry professionals from across the country. This year the focus of the event for the United Soybean Board…

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Register for the 2017 Sporting Clays Challenge

Make plans now to join the NC SoyPAC for its annual Sporting Clays Challenge on Apr. 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Drake Landing in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Any soy grower or industry professional may participate. All proceeds benefit the NC SoyPAC which advocates for federal policies favorable to soybean growers, and supports…

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Reduced Seed Quality Means Seed Treatments a Must

According to Yadkin County farmer Kevin Matthews, speaking to a reporter from Southern Farm Network following the 2016 Soybean Producers Forum on Feb. 5, seed quality issues with the maturity group fives, sixes and sevens means that seed treatments are an absolute must.  The Forum was held at the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh. According…

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Reaping the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Farming

Many farmers across the country are already implementing a variety of sustainable farming practices, although many don’t recognize it. In the process, those farmers and the many others who are making a conscious effort to be more sustainable are seeing the economic benefits of their efforts. While there can be some original cost associated with …

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Q & As for Managing Weeds during Planting

The United Soybean Board recently published an article entitled “6 Questions to Keep in Mind for Managing Weeds during Planting”, addressing weed management strategies to use both before and during planting. Recommendations include applying full herbicide rate, timing, and rotating modes of action. Click link below for more information: http://unitedsoybean.org/article/6-questions-to-keep-in-mind-for-managing-weeds-during-planting/ Also check out NC Soybean…

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Production Resources at Your Fingertips

Check out these production resources created by USB, including: The Extreme Beans App that has two calculators to help farmers plan for their crop A Fieldprint calculator to determine an operation’s impact on sustainability The Focus on Soybeans webcast featuring the latest production practices and research. CLICK HERE to access them all.

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