Stories From May 2017

May 22, 2017

Economic Perspective: Territorial Versus Global Business Taxation

One of the elements of the unveiled tax plan is moving from taxing business revenues on a global business to taxing them on a territorial basis. What does this mean and why should the average person care?”

May 18, 2017

Daubert Named MU Vice Chancellor and Dean

Christopher R. Daubert, head of the NC State Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been named vice chancellor and dean of the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, effective August 1.

May 18, 2017

Reflections on Commencement

Happy. Anxious. Excited. Proud: With years of work behind them, recent graduates from NC State University's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics reflect on how they feel about earning their diplomas, what they gained from NC State and what they plan to do next.

May 17, 2017

Extension Front and Center at First Rural Day

Rural Day aimed to raise awareness of the issues crippling North Carolina’s rural communities and inspire action. And Extension is helping lead the way, improving the lives of citizens from the mountains to the coast.

May 17, 2017

The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South

Dominic Reisig, NC State associate professor of entomology, recently published an article on the university's research blog about efforts to eradicate the South's most (in)famous plant pest.

May 17, 2017

Tickets Available for Farm to Fork Weekend Events

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Farm to Fork Weekend is coming soon, and tickets remain for June 2's Sustainable Supper featuring food writer and culinary historian Michael Twitty and for June 4's Farm to Fork Picnic.

May 16, 2017

Student Spotlight: NC State Helps Ethan Jordan Address Real-World Farm Questions

NC State junior Ethan Jordan lives in two worlds: On the weekends, he's usually working on his family's Columbus County farm. Then on weekdays, he's on campus, pursuing a degree in agribusiness management. These worlds came together recently in practical research Jordan presented at a university symposium.

May 15, 2017

Economic Perspective: The Staying Power of Tobacco

Consumer preferences and restrictions on smoking have combined to reduce tobacco use in recent years. Does this mean tobacco has become unprofitable?

May 12, 2017

Conserving Butterflies: Elsita Kiekebusch

Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch combines a passion for preservation with a love of insects.

May 12, 2017

You Decide: What Divides Us On Taxes?

Changing the tax code always creates discussion and debate. NC State economist Mike Walden presents three key categories of disagreement to help you decide what arguments make the most sense for inclusion in any new tax package.