Stories From Mar 2012

Mar 26, 2012

The payroll tax cut

Recently the federal government renewed the reduction of the payroll tax cut. What is the payroll tax? How will the reduction help the economy? And are there any downsides to the cut? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Mar 23, 2012

Lecturer shares USAID experience of feeding the world

Guest lecturer Iowa State University Professor Dr. Max Rothschild has spent the last year as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, sharing his ideas on how healthy livestock can play a key role in helping feed the world.

Mar 23, 2012

A good economic number

One of the key parts of the economy is the housing market. Do any of the economic statistics related to the housing marketing look like they are headed in the right direction? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Mar 22, 2012

Wildly Popular

VetPAC makes history as hundreds of pre-vet students travel to N.C. State to attend the largest and most activity-packed ever APVMA national symposium.

Mar 22, 2012

N.C. Cooperative Extension Program finalists to give presentations

The two finalists to become the next associate administrator for The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University have seminar presentations that will be open to SAES faculty, staff and students scheduled: beginning with a seminar by Dr. Karen G. Gehrt on Tuesday, April 3, and followed with a presentation by Dr. Fletcher Barber on Monday, April 9. Both seminars will be at the Godfrey Multi-Purpose Room at A&T's Coltrane Hall, and both will begin at 11 a.m.

Mar 22, 2012

An inflation predictor

Although inflation doesn’t appear to be an issue now, some think it will be in the future. Is there anything we can look at to get an inkling of just where inflation may be headed? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Mar 21, 2012

NC Choices receives Rural Center grant

NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), has received a $325,000 grant from the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center. The funds will be used over two years to provide small-scale, commercial meat processors across the state with assistance, including business development and technical training. The project is expected to help meat processors grow their businesses, create jobs and advance the niche meat industry in the state.

Mar 21, 2012

North Carolina communities receive planning support for incubator farms

Several North Carolina communities will receive support in establishing incubator farms, thanks to the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the Bringing New Farmers to the Table Project. Incubator farms provide new farmers with plots of land to begin their operations and hone their farming skills before they make an investment in a more permanent location.

Mar 21, 2012

The Internet and business costs

The Internet has changed much about both our society and our economy. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden shares his insight into how the Internet has changed the business world.

Mar 20, 2012

College Profile: Fred Yelverton

Weed science specialist Fred Yelverton’s sphere of influence spans the globe but is most felt at home in North Carolina.