NC Commodities Conference

FieldWatch Starts Second Year

It’s been a year ago this month that NCDA launched FieldWatch, a computer mapping service comprised of two programs, BeeCheck and DriftWatch.  This is a place where growers of specialty crops and pesticide applicators to go to learn where bees

North Carolina’s State Vet Talks Bird Flu

  In the past few weeks, several cases of avian influenza have shown up in the southeastern part of the country, two this week in Georgia.  Two of those cases have been Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, the others a low

Ag Forum Recap

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler hosted about 300 people on Thursday at the 12th Ag Development Forum during the Southern Farm Show at the State Fairgrounds. Thursday’s program included economist Dr. Mike Walden and Dr. Blake Brown, as well

12th Annual Ag Development Forum this Week

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler will be hosting the 12th Ag Development Forum this week, during the Southern Farm Show, on Thursday, February 2nd in the Holshouser Building on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This year’s lineup includes

You Don’t Get But One Chance to Do It Right

  Yadkin County farmer Kevin Matthews is known in the southeast for his out-of-the-box ideas and thinking that bring in big yields in both corn and soybeans.  Matthews Family Farms manages over 1,000 acres in the Yadkin River Valley in


John Ashcraft of Union Co. won the annual North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest with an entry of 87.8 bushels per acre. Ashcraft received the award for the highest yield from Dr. Richard Reich, assistant commissioner of the North Carolina Department


John Fleming of Scotland Neck, N.C. was elected president of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association at the 50th annual meeting in Durham, N.C. on Jan. 13, 2017. Jeff Tyson of Nashville, N.C. was elected vice president. Association members also

2017 Could be Another Good Corn Year

  At the NC Commodities Conference on Friday, NC State Extension Corn Specialist, Dr. Ron Heiniger recapped 2016 and looked forward to 2017 corn production:

In Spite of Weather Issues, NC Soybean 2016 Soybean Yield Quite Respectable

  The 2016 North Carolina soybean yield contest winners were announced on Thursday at the 28th Annual NC Commodities Conference.  NC State Extension soybean specialist, Dr. Jim Dunphy said in spite of the trials and tribulations the end of the

NC Ag Commissioner Opens 28th Annual NC Commodities Conference

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler opened the 28th Annual North Carolina Commodities Conference in Durham on Thursday to the largest crowd in attendance at this conference, upwards of 800 people.  Troxler’s message on Thursday was essentially don’t  lose hope.