Stories From 2016

Dec 20, 2016

Maturing South Atlantic Hop Industry is Topic for March Conference

When it comes to producing hops the South Atlantic is maturing – so much so that an annual conference focused on the industry will be much more “homegrown” than ever.

Dec 20, 2016

Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Dec 19, 2016

New Class Covers Regulatory Affairs for Biotech, Crop Protection

To introduce students to the complex world of state, national and international regulations governing agricultural biotechnology, pesticides and biological products, NC State offered a one-of-a-kind course this fall.

Dec 19, 2016

An Extraordinary Year

The past year has been a big one for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Join us as we bid farewell to 2016 with a top-10 list of the year's highlights.

Dec 19, 2016

Economic Perspective: Finally, Faster Wage Growth

For several years during the economic recovery wage rates weren't increasing. However, have they started growing as of late? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.

Dec 14, 2016

FarmHer Episode Live For Extension’s Newest TV Star

April Shaeffer's North Carolina Leadership and Cattle Handling for Women Producers program garnered national attention this year from FarmHer, an RFD TV program focusing on the contributions of women in agriculture. Clips from the show are now available online.

Dec 12, 2016

Economic Perspective: Why Have Interest Rates Jumped?

Interest rates remained low for some time, but have recently seen a jump. What could be the cause behind this and is there a chance they'll come back down? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.

Dec 12, 2016

CALS Grads Shine

The homestretch is narrowing, and the end is in sight. Meet seven of the college's outstanding students poised to receive degrees at commencement exercises this Friday.

Dec 11, 2016

Student Spotlight: Estefania Castro-Vazquez Uses Science To Serve

Estefania Castro-Vazquez is still exploring possible career goals, but her motivation is already clear: putting science to work to improve lives.

Dec 9, 2016

You Decide: What Will Happen to the Economy in 2017

Our economy is very complex with millions of interactions and interrelationships. I think economists are best at identifying general trends and raising questions about the economic future. So, what could the economy hold for our country in 2017?