AgrAbility Program receives new funding
Dr. Jimo Ibrahim, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University's farm safety, energy and environmental specialist, is also the project director for the North Carolina AgrAbility Program, which was recently awarded $718,000 by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to provide training and assistance to farmers with disabilities or long-term health conditions that are barriers to work in production agriculture.
The value of Internet search
Shopping habits have changed since the advent of the Internet. People often do Internet searches on products or sellers before buying. How much is this kind of search activity is worth to people and the economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds with information from a new study.
Explaining gas prices
Lots of folks like to talk about and get mad about gas prices. One big question is, What causes gas prices to rise? Some say it’s speculation and manipulation by gas producers. Others say it’s basic supply and demand of economics. Hear what N.C. State University economist Mike Walden has to say.
JC Raulston Arboretum presents autumn kids' programs
Two new programs at the JC Raulston Arboretum invite children and families to explore, celebrate nature.
What is the corporate tax rate?
Some say that the United States has the world's highest tax rate on corporate income, but others say that the official corporate tax rate is misleading because it doesn’t account for the numerous exemptions and credits corporations can take. And N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says they're both right.
CEFS initiative will support new incubator farms
Up to five North Carolina communities will receive support for developing incubator farms to attract new farmers, thanks to an effort by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Incubator farms provide aspiring farmers with a place to learn, try their hand at farming and develop the markets to make their own operations successful.
Taxes are always a favorite topic of conversation, and frequently terms like tax rate and deductions are thrown around. N.C. State University's Mike Walden shares insight on what these words and phrases really mean.
Fred Hain receives Order of the Longleaf Pine
Dr. Fred Hain has joined the long list of distinguished North Carolinians to receive the Order of the Longleaf Pine award.
YOU DECIDE: What policy path should we follow?
Economists propose different paths to a prosperous economy. Which should we follow? Mike Walden discusses.
Food prices and discontent
People sometimes get grumpy when they are hungry. But is there a relationship between civil unrest and rising food prices? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.