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

Jan 14, 2022

You Decide: How Deep is Our Economic Divide?

There will always be differing ideas on how the economy should be handled. How have economists viewed it in the past and what do they consider when looking forward? 

Seedlings with tags

Jan 12, 2022

IR-4 Project to Host Four International Borlaug Fellows

The IR-4 Project is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) to host four international researchers for a Borlaug fellowship in 2022. 

drone photo of farm fields, facilities, and a pond

Jan 6, 2022

John Dole Named Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

John Dole has been appointed Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective February 16, after Richard Linton’s departure from the position to become president of Kansas State University. 

illustration with bear with fish in mouth thinking about human food

Jan 5, 2022

Study Finds Reduced Microbial Diversity in Guts of Wild Bears That Eat Human Food

A recent study suggests that eating human food has a pronounced effect on the microbiome of black bears. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 31, 2021

You Decide: Will 2022 Be a Boom, Bust or in Between?

With 2021 behind us, what possibilities does the 2022 economy hold for us? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Dec 17, 2021

You Decide: Is It Cheaper to Live In North Carolina?

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released cost-of-living numbers for the year 2019. How does North Carolina stack up to the country and neighboring states? 

Tobacco field

Dec 6, 2021

N.C. Tobacco Growers Pass Referendum By Wide Margin

North Carolina tobacco growers voted overwhelmingly on Nov. 18 to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 3, 2021

You Decide: How Has The Economic Pie and Its Slices Changed?

The economic pie is a device often used to give context to how the economy has grown over time. How have the slices in North Carolina been changing? 

Ben Chapman in the test kitchen

Nov 29, 2021

CALS Names Chapman as AHS New Department Head

Ben Chapman was recently named department head of the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. Chapman discusses his past experiences and shares his vision for the department. 

White plates stacked on a table

Nov 22, 2021

The Hunger Banquet

With Thanksgiving close at hand, professor Bob Patterson holds a hunger banquet to teach the contrast of global food insecurity to his freshman exploratory studies class.