Economic Perspective: A Widening Trade Deficit
The country's trade deficit has been widening it recent years. What's factors are behind this?
N.C. Farm School Grows Supportive Network for Entrepreneurial Growers
Through NC Farm School, participants gain more than insight into the ABCs of agricultural business planning. They also forge new networks and new friendships.
The One Who (Almost) Got Away
Eliza Hardy’s great-great-great grandfather, Perrin Busbee, was NC State’s first football coach. When it came time for college applications, CALS was Eliza’s top choice – until her application was first deferred, then wait-listed. Her path to CALS? Complicated.
It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food
When folks get sick after a picnic, people often blame the potato salad. Or the chicken salad. Or whatever other side dish was made with mayonnaise. But that’s usually not the culprit, says food safety expert Ben Chapman.
You Decide: Is It Time for a Mileage Tax?
Revenue from the gas tax has taken a hit with improved fuel-efficiency and electric vehicles. Is it time to find alternatives to cover road maintenance?
Golden LEAF Grant Bolsters Soldier to Agriculture Program
A recent $150,000 grant from Golden LEAF breathed new life into the Soldier to Agriculture Program, an intensive five-week course that is the first of its kind to provide agricultural training for transitioning veterans on a military base.
“Don’t Be Afraid Of The Unknown”: Poultry Science’s Brooke Bartz
Graduate student Brooke Bartz studies the effects of LED lighting on bird behavior and performance — with fascinating results.
AEE Faculty and Alumni Win Big
Several faculty and alumni of the college's Agricultural and Extension Education program swept the awards at the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) national meeting.
Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do. That’s one finding of a recent study that evaluated the microbes and arthropods found in the treetop beds that chimpanzees make each night.
What Happens If We Run Out? Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study
To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution. That’s the takeaway recommendation from a North Carolina State University review paper addressing pesticide resistance published in the journal Science.