Tax base and tax rate
Tax plans are flying-off the presses from the various presidential candidates. These plans can be complicated with many details, but two concepts common to all are the tax base and tax rate. What are these, and why are they important? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Naderman receives national FFA honor
Dr. George C. Naderman Jr. of Cary, retired Extension soil specialist with N.C. State University, received the Honorary American FFA Degree during the 84th National FFA Convention, held Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.
An increase for Social Security
The federal government recently announced Social Security recipients will get a 3.6 percent increase in their pension next year. For the average Social Security recipient, this amounts to $39 more per month. N.C. State University discusses the reasons for the small increase.
10% Campaign reaches $10 million spent on local food
In roughly 18 months, participants in the 10% Campaign have recorded over $10 million in purchases of locally-produced foods. The 10% Campaign is a statewide effort of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems to stimulate economic development, create jobs and promote North Carolina’s farms and fisheries.
"In the Garden" nominated for regional EMMY awards
The N.C. State University TV program "In the Garden with Bryce Lane" has been nominated for two regional EMMY® Awards.
Processing center produces new Piedmont businesses
Economic development was in the air, as Piedmont Food and Agriculture Processing Center was dedicated in October. After years of planning, the Orange County facility opened its doors, giving small food producers access to space and equipment they need to develop their small businesses.
The protesters on Wall Street and in other cities have many issues with the economy. One of them is economic inequality between households. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains their concern and what can be done about it.
Agribusiness in North Carolina
North Carolina recently finished another successful State Fair in North Carolina. What does agriculture, which the fair celebrates, mean to North Carolina? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Dec. 1 is deadline for incubator farm project
Dec. 1 is the deadline to apply for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ (CEFS) Incubator Farm Project. Through this project, CEFS will partner with communities to develop public lands (under ownership/long-term control of a county, municipal, or state agency) into places that incubate new farm enterprises to support the future of North Carolina’s local food system.
Chapman is guest on Tarheel Talk
Ben Chapman, Extension food safety specialist in N.C. State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be interviewed Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 a.m. on Fox50's Tarheel Talk in the Triangle area.