Stories From Apr 2013

Apr 24, 2013

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.

Apr 24, 2013

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.

Apr 24, 2013

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.

Apr 23, 2013

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.

Apr 23, 2013

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.

Apr 22, 2013

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.

Apr 19, 2013

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.

Apr 18, 2013

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.

Apr 18, 2013

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.

Apr 18, 2013

Fastest-growing jobs

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.