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NC State belltower on a sunny day

Jun 4, 2018

Corn Basis Determines Impact of Out-of-state Corn on Animal Ag Profits

In this NC State Economist, we discuss using corn basis to calculate changes in the transportation cost of importing corn into North Carolina, and take a look forward at possible steps to preserve the vitality of North Carolina’s animal agriculture industry – the largest segment of our $84 billion agricultural economy. 

Leafhoppers on corn

Oct 17, 2017

Insect Allies: How the Enemies of Corn May Someday Save It

A new technology could make it possible to save a growing crop from imminent widespread disaster – whether drought, pest or disease. And it doesn’t come in a sprayer. 

Woman holding a clear cube with 3-day-old corn seedlings.

Sep 19, 2017

Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn

For the first time, scientists have characterized the DNA replication timing process for an entire plant genome. 

Field of sorghum ready for harvest.

Feb 5, 2015

Growing the Grain Industry

Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers. 

Jul 25, 2013

Visiting scientist wins Argentina’s highest science prize

A visiting scientist from Argentina who has been working in the Department of Crop Science is the winner of the most prestigious science award given in Argentina. 

May 12, 2011

Crop Breeding

For crops ranging from blueberries to wheat, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University has been internationally recognized for its plant breeding programs for more… 

Feb 9, 2011


Corn has emerged in recent years as one of North Carolina’s more important crops. Twenty years ago, North Carolina grew around half a million acres of corn each year; today…