Universal Leaf creates CALS scholarship
The endowment will be used to provide scholarships for students in CALS' two-year Agricultural Institute or four-year undergraduate students enrolled in crop production agriculture and related curricula.
Votes cast for dean’s ice cream
It is too early to know yet what College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton’s official ice cream will be, but the votes have been cast.
The return of wealth
Wealth took a beating during the recession. Both real-estate and stock wealth plunged. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains, collectively, we have regained what was lost.
Study shows reproductive effects of pesticide exposure span generations
North Carolina State University researchers studying aquatic organisms called Daphnia have found that exposure to a chemical pesticide has impacts that span multiple generations – causing the so-called “water fleas” to produce more male offspring, and causing reproductive problems in female offspring.
Should you worry about Cyprus?
The small Mediterranean country of Cyprus has been in the news recently – and not in a good way. The country has had a banking crisis, which caused the European Union to step in with a loan but also led to some stringent economic measures. Should those of us in the United States be concerned about their problems? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.
Who pays the highest tax rates?
People recently completed their income taxes, and many probably wondered whether they pay more or less on a percentage basis than their neighbors. Do we have any data on who actually pays the highest rates? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
Gains in income
Income growth is one of the most watched economic statistics. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what recently released income growth statistics for 2012 showed for North Carolina.
Farm Animal Days draws nearly 10,000
Neither rainy weather nor muddy fields could keep the crowds away from the college’s annual Farm Animal Days event, designed to give children an up-close-and-personal experience with animal agriculture.
Ag continues to grow in North Carolina
Agriculture and agribusiness — food, fiber, and forestry — continue to grow in North Carolina, according to a new study from N.C. State University.
Everyone wants to know where the new jobs will be in the future. Every couple of years, economists with the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics try to answer that question with new forecasts of job growth. N.C. State University economist outlines what the bureau says will be the most rapidly increasing occupations.