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May 2017

Aerial view of Belltower and downtown Raleigh to the east of campus.

May 31, 2017

The Economics of Tariffs: Can Restricting International Trade Be Good For the Economy?

United States trade policy can have substantial impacts close to home. In the recent issue of the NC State Economist, Dr. Thomas Grennes reviews the economics of tariffs on internationally traded goods and the impact they have on American jobs and our economy. 

hands holding hemp plant

May 30, 2017

NC State Hemp Research Gets Underway

When it comes to growing hemp in North Carolina, prospective growers have lots of questions. And now that NC State scientists and extension specialists have secured seeds, they’ll soon begin experiments designed to yield answers. 

May 26, 2017

$1 Million NSF Grant Launches Unique Master’s Program at NC State

A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will enable the college to create a new interdisciplinary master’s program for students from underrepresented groups. 

BAE senior design students with the solar-powered pump they built and installed on Harkers Island

May 26, 2017

Students’ Innovation to Renew a Coastal Wetland

An industrious team of seniors from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering designed, built and installed a pump that will help restore a wetland on Harkers Island. 

Aerial view of Belltower and downtown Raleigh to the east of campus.

May 26, 2017

You Decide: Can Urban and Rural Areas Get Along?

The urban-rural divide in North Carolina also extends deep into public policy. The the economic winds are currently blowing in favor of urban regions, but could a a rural renaissance come? 

AGI student Charlie Goode

May 25, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hitting it Out of the Park with AGI

Charlie Goode dreams of being a groundskeeper at a major league stadium. And his experience in the Agricultural Institute (AGI) helped put him a big step closer. 

JJ Faulk Lee County Extension Women in Ag series

May 25, 2017

Lee County Extension’s Women in Ag: Entrepreneur J.J. Faulk

The N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County highlights "contemporary, imaginative" entrepreneur J.J. Faulk in their ongoing "Reshaping the Landscape: Women Impacting Lee County Agriculture" series. 

Group of scientists standing outside a greenhouse.

May 24, 2017

Meeting Deepens Plant Science Collaboration Between VIB and NC State

The plant science partnership formally forged last year between NC State University and VIB, a key European research institute, is growing. 

Robert Mitchell in an NC State lab.

May 23, 2017

Student Spotlight: Mitchell Studies How Repellents Affect Gene Expression in Human Liver

For Robert Mitchell, getting to conduct research at the crossroads of human health and insect science has been an unexpected, but rewarding, experience. 

viburnum with clusters of small white flowers

May 22, 2017

Expand Your Garden Palette with Choice Plants

Looking for something new to spruce up your yard or garden? For those in the Southeast or mid-Atlantic, JC Raulston Arboretum’s Choice Plants program has several recommendations.