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September 2011

Sep 7, 2011

‘In the Garden with Bryce Lane’ begins ninth season

In its ninth season, “In the Garden” brings more of its Emmy® Award-winning wisdom from seasoned N.C. State horticultural science instructor Bryce Lane. 

Sep 7, 2011

Calling all CALS faculty, staff, students and alumni!

You’re invited to a Brickyard ice cream social, Sept. 22. 

Sep 7, 2011

Breakthrough functional food technology to be showcased

For the first time publicly, N.C. State and Rutgers University will disclose information about a major new development that allows health-protective anthocyanins and other fruit components to be naturally concentrated in a shelf-stable, low calorie, highly nutritious and good-tasting food product. 

Sep 7, 2011

Policy options

Everyone is anxious to get the economy moving faster and to create jobs. To many it seems the economy is going backward rather than forward. N.C. State University economists considers some of the things the government can do to improve the economy. 

Sep 6, 2011

Making a deal

Legislation that increased the debt limit set up the commission charged with further reducing future increases in the national debt. If a plan is agreed to, what do the people in the know think will be in it? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Sep 5, 2011

Not back yet

Periodically the federal government revises its economic data. Once recent change really caused headlines at least among economists. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains. 

Sep 2, 2011

59th Peanut Field Day set for Sept. 8

The 2011 North Carolina Peanut Field Day takes place Sept. 8 at the Peanut Belt Research Station in Lewiston-Woodville. N.C. State University faculty members will be on hand to discuss the latest research in disease, insect and weed management as well as variety development. 

Sep 2, 2011

YOU DECIDE: What should I tell new economics students?

What should we know about economics? Mike Walden hits the high points of a semester's worth of information. 

Sep 2, 2011

Automatic pilot programs

What does it mean when people say that some federal programs' budgets are difficult to adjust because they're on automatic pilot? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains. 

Sep 1, 2011

Adjusting Social Security

Social Security has come up in discussions about the federal debt, and there are several proposals to make changes. What are these proposed changes? And are they needed? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.