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January 2017

Lisa Johnson

Jan 31, 2017

Student Spotlight: Johnson Studies Farm-Level Food Loss

A graduate student in horticultural science is helping fill in the blanks on the topic of farm-level food losses and taking the first steps toward reducing them. 

photo of radish crop

Jan 30, 2017

Fueling the Future of Specialty Crops

A $1 million specialty crops professorship and allied programmatic endowment for the NC State Specialty Crops Program will create exciting new opportunities for North Carolina farmers. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jan 30, 2017

Economic Perspective: Gains from Education

As the cost of higher education continues to rise, some people are wondering if the gains of higher education still payoff in the long run. NC State University economist Mike Walden presents the numbers on what gains have been shown to follow pursuing post-high school education. 

Man harvesting sweet potatoes from a farm field into a truck

Jan 27, 2017

Renkow on Immigration

Mitch Renkow, an NC State agricultural economist, tells WRAL-TV that a proposed crackdown on immigration means some laborers – both documented and undocumented – may not be as willing to come to the U.S. or stay for work. Fewer workers will drive up the cost of labor and the cost of goods for everything from construction to farm work, he said. 

Dr. Rhonda Sutton

Jan 25, 2017

Sutton Named to Leadership Post

Dr. Rhonda Sutton is the new director of leadership programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Rodolphe Barrangou

Jan 23, 2017

Barrangou Wins 2017 NAS Award in Molecular Biology

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences adds a National Academy of Sciences award to his growing list of accolades. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jan 23, 2017

Economic Perspective: The Cost of Regulations

A recent study released looked to quantify the cost of regulations in the United States since 1980. What were the results and what do they mean? NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses the main points of the study. 

Scanning electron micrographs of a manganese oxidizing fungus (Fusarium sp.) isolated from the treatment system.

Jan 20, 2017

Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing

In a “bad news, good news” scenario, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that some black sludge growing in a water-treatment site could have redeeming benefits. 

Late afternoon sun paints the downtown Raleigh skyline.

Jan 20, 2017

You Decide: Do Economists Ever Agree?

Economists have a reputation for being disagreeable. Some have argued an individual economist even has trouble agreeing with her or himself. Recently Dr. Mike Walden had a chance to test the level of agreement among economists taking part in a panel. So what did economists agree about? 

CALS' Rachel Tabb is a nutrition science major

Jan 19, 2017

Student Spotlight: Rachel Tabb’s Journey to Her Passion

Nutrition science student Rachel Tabb kept searching until she found her perfect major in CALS.