Florence Agriculture Disaster Program
On October 15, 2018, the NC General Assembly established the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. This program is a one-time assistance program from producers who had losses occurred during the storm. The program will be administered by the NC Department of Agriculture.

The application period has opened and must be submitted by December 10th, 2018 to receive assistance.

The program has been established by the NC General Assembly however, the assistance will be dependent upon appropriation of funding from the Assembly in November. 

To apply for the assistance you will need to fill out an online application and submit the appropriate forms listed below.  If you have questions about this program or if you qualify, please contact your local county extension office or your local Farm Service Agency office. Continue here for more information on how to apply, the information needed to apply, an application webinar and link to the application. 
Dicamba Gets Renewal- With Modifications
The EPA has extended the registration for two years for over-the-top use of dicamba to control weeds in cotton and soybean fields. This registration will be valid until Dec 2020. While the label was renewed, there are some important changes you should note for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. These label updates were designed to continue to help limit the off-target impact of dicamba. All 3 dicamba products (XtendiMax, Engenia, FeXapan) will have the same label. Some of the important changes can be found here. The use of dicamba in accordance with the label is an effective tool for weed management for many growers, but it’s imperative soybean growers read and follow the label to limit off-target injury to sensitive crops.
USDA Announces United Soybean Board Appointments 
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced the appointment of 16 members to serve on the United Soybean Board, including Grantsboro, N.C. farmer Derek Potter. Potter has served on the United Soybean Board for the past two years, filling a vacated seat. Also serving on the United Soybean Board is  Jacob Parker of Columbia, N.C. who continues his third term. The board is authorized by the Soybean Promotion, Research (SPARC) and Information Act and is composed of 73 members representing 29 states and Eastern and Western regions. Members must be soybean producers nominated by a qualified state soybean board. Thanks to Derek and Jacob for their service on the board and representation of North Carolina soybean growers!
NC Soybean Production Guide
Now available in ebook format!
North Carolina soybean growers finally have a soybean production guide. This guide was published by NC Soybean Producers Association with help from NC State faculty. The purpose of this publication is to provide information on soybean production in North Carolina. This information is intended to help producers make better decisions and increase yields and profits. CLICK HERE FOR EBOOK VERSION OF GUIDE.
NCSPA Staff & Contractors
Ashley Thomas, Member Relations Manager
Beth Holleman, Accounts Manager
Karen Wing, Communications Contractor
Katherine Drake Stowe, Research Coordinator, Interim CEO
Laura Rogers, Outreach Education Coordinator
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