Stories From 2015

Nov 25, 2015

Tobacco referendum passes by wide margin

North Carolina tobacco growers voted overwhelmingly Nov. 19 to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Nov 25, 2015

How concerned should you be about kissing bugs? Here’s what NC State experts have to say

Recent news reports that a "deadly" bug has been found in North Carolina seem to be causing unnecessary alarm, according to NC State University entomologists. That’s because many people are getting the disease-carrying triatomine bug, or kissing bug, confused with other bugs.

Nov 23, 2015

Chances of getting a job

The job market has improved since the dismal days of the recession. But statistics show there are still many people wanting a job who don't have one. Is there any factor or measure that seems to be related to the likelihood of an unemployed person landing a job? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Nov 20, 2015

Thanks, North Carolina farmers

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be possible without farmers and farm workers. They are the backbone of North Carolina’s economy.

Nov 20, 2015

You Decide: How Can North Carolina Use Economic Trends?

Mike Walden shows why the economic future of North Carolina could be determined by how the state and its residents accommodate three forces of change and understand their impacts.

Nov 19, 2015

Textbook by NC State prof covers agricultural law

Agricultural and agribusiness law is the topic of a new textbook written by a North Carolina State University professor considered one of the nation’s pre-eminent experts in the topic.

Nov 19, 2015

Study: More evidence shows Irish potato famine-causing pathogen originated in South America

Research from North Carolina State University provides further evidence that the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s likely originated in the Andes region of South America.

Nov 18, 2015

Bonanno appointed extension director

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at NC State University will have a new director on Feb. 1. Dr. A. Richard Bonanno of Methuen, Mass., was appointed to the position of extension director and associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences this week.

Nov 18, 2015

Agricultural-focused startups are blossoming in the Triangle (News & Observer)

North Carolina, and the Triangle in particular, has quietly blossomed into a hotbed of startups that are applying cutting-edge technology to agriculture, according to a recent article in the Raleigh News & Observer.

Nov 18, 2015

CALS profs named NC State Innovators of the Year

Two College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professors have won NC State University's 2015 Innovator of the Year Award. Drs. Sylvia Blankenship and Todd Klaenhammer were recognized by university Chancellor Randy Woodson during the Office of Technology Transfer's 26th Celebration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship earlier this month.