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February 2019

Feb 22, 2019

“NC Needs to Produce More of its Own Feed Grains”

Estimates peg the need for feed for North Carolina hogs, chickens and turkeys at roughly 310 million bushels per year. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Feb 19, 2019

Economic Perspective: Some Employers Helping With College Costs

Some employers are offering to help cover back-to-school costs for employees upfront. What are benefits for benefits for both in this arrangement? 

Feb 15, 2019

Dept. Extension Showcased at NCSFMRA Winter Meeting

Commissioner Troxler spoke at the 2019 winter meeting of the North Carolina Society for Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. 

Student William Deslauriers (on the left.) posing with 2 other students

Feb 15, 2019

Student Spotlight: William Deslauriers

William tell us about being the second son to study ABM, his study abroad trip, and why NC State was the right choice for him. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Feb 15, 2019

You Decide: Can We Fix Social Security?

Questions about whether Social Security will run out of it's surplus in the future have been around for decades. What can be done in the future to prevent that outcome? 

Feb 15, 2019

Whitmire’s Dairy Alliance Grant Takes VR to the Counties

The Virtual Reality headsets show users a 360 degree look into a dairy farm. 

Feb 12, 2019

“As Wall Street of the South Booms, Strains Seen on Charlotte”

"In economics, there are always pluses and minuses — on net, Charlotte will view this as a net plus,” said Michael Walden 

Feb 12, 2019

Raw Milk: Branan and Day Present on Cow Sharing Agreements

New laws on the sale of raw milk can be confusing. This article can help. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Feb 12, 2019

Economic Perspective: What’s Behind the Death of Small Cars?

The market for smaller cars is shrinking in the auto industry. What forces could be driving the industry towards larger vehicles? 

Feb 7, 2019

Water Access Key Driver of Long-term Agricultural Productivity in Western U.S.

“Almost anywhere in the world where water is scarce, agriculture uses most of it,” says CEnREP affiliate and ARE professor Eric Edwards.