Stories From Jul 2019

Jul 31, 2019

Economic Perspective: Mid-Year Economic Update 2019

Now that we're halfway through 2019, NC State University economist Mike Walden provides a mid-year update on the economy.

Jul 30, 2019

“Mr. Christmas” is N.C. Farmer of the Year: CALS’ Own Johnny Wishon

In the mountains near Sparta, they call him “Mr. Christmas,” but these days, NC State alum and Christmas-tree farmer Johnny Wishon is known as North Carolina’s 2019 Farmer of the Year.

Jul 29, 2019

Corpse Flower Returns

For the first time in years, this rare plant puts on a spectacular show – and makes a big stink. Lupin will bloom this week!

Jul 29, 2019

Campus At The Coast

About 150 miles from Raleigh, NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology is offering students unique experiences and furthering the university’s research and outreach mission.

Jul 26, 2019

Crop Protection Research Program Headquarters to Move from Rutgers to Raleigh

The IR-4 Project delivers science-based solutions for specialty crop growers, and CALS leaders are excited about welcoming the headquarters to NC State.

Jul 24, 2019

Economic Perspective: North Carolina’s Business Ranking

A new ranking of the states' attractiveness to businesses was released. What criteria was used, and where did North Carolina fall?

Jul 22, 2019

Soybean Resilience From the Lab and Greenhouse to Farmers’ Fields

New soybean research with roots in the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative aims to protect the crop from climate change.

Jul 19, 2019

You Decide: What Can We Do About the National Debt?

The national debt is always a point of discussion in politics. What goes into calculating the debt, and how can it be dealt with?

Jul 17, 2019

Economic Perspective: Money and Gold

The United States left the gold standard in the 1970s. What is the gold standard, and what are the advantages of being on or off of it?

Jul 17, 2019

Homegrown: Five Essential Knives For Your Kitchen

What's the basic set of knives and tools you should have in your kitchen to improve your cooking skills? NC State Extension Nutrition Specialist Carolyn Dunn fills us in.