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YOU DECIDE: Will the economy be better in 2011?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Will the economy be naughty or nice next year? Mike Walden looks ahead and ventures an opinion.

Team Broccoli: Project seeks East Coast broccoli industry

Picture of broccoli growing at the Mountain Research Station.

A North Carolina State University horticulturist is a member of a team of agricultural scientists that has embarked on what may be a decade-long effort to grow a $100 million broccoli industry on the East Coast.

YOU DECIDE: Do we still have airplane mechanics?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Many people feel good-paying skilled jobs are falling by the wayside as a result of the impact of increased world trade. Mike Walden says the reality is more complicated.

Bed bugs target of research, extension efforts

Bedbug

“Don’t let the bed bugs bite” may seem like a trite outdated bedtime wish, but unfortunately it is becoming more real for home owners and institutions around the country. Bed bugs are back with a vengeance, and N.C. State University entomologists are looking for solutions to the problem and helping educate the public.

Orr elected Emergency Planning Committee leader

Candy Orr, safety and health coordinator for North Carolina State University Field Laboratories, has been elected vice chair of the Wake County Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Holiday cheer

Poinsettia Christmas tree

Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season at the 2010 Poinsettia Open House Sunday, Dec. 5, 1-5 p.m. at the Ruby C. McSwain Center, JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road in Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public, as well as interested growers.

North Carolina to serve as FoodCorps site for program to help grow healthy children

A national effort to improve children’s knowledge of and access to healthy food will have a presence at five North Carolina locations beginning next year.

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