Stories From Feb 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.
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?
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 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.
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?
Whitmire’s Dairy Alliance Grant Takes VR to the Counties
The Virtual Reality headsets show users a 360 degree look into a dairy farm.
“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
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.
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?
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.