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YOU DECIDE: Who pays the highest tax rates?

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

Marginal tax rates can be as high as 70 percent, even for limited-income households. Mike Walden explains the difference between marginal and average tax rates.

NC Choices hosts retreat for women in meat industry

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A retreat in Chapel Hill May 20-22 will focus on the emerging role of women in the meat industry. The Women Working in the Meat Business Retreat is hosted by NC Choices and sponsored by the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina. Scholarships are available for women meat producers, meat processors and food professionals from North Carolina.

Forestry advocate delivers Borlaug lecture April 16

Frances Seymour, a long-time advocate for forest preservation, will deliver the 2013 Borlaug Lecture April 16, 3 p.m., at N.C. State University’s Hunt Library Auditorium. Her speech topic is “Forests for Thought – The Dynamic Politics of Tropical Forests, Food Security and Climate Change.”

Dean Linton: Pucker up, pig!

Linton kisses pig

CALS Dean Richard Linton stepped up and kissed a pig during the 2013 Ag Awareness Week activities on N.C. State’s Brickyard this week, all in the interest of good, clean fun and finding a cure for cancer.

New Agricultural Institute director named

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at N.C. State University, has been named director of the university’s Agricultural Institute and assistant director of academic programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

N.C. State PreVet students sweep top awards at APVMA annual event

N.C. State PreVet students gather at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for the 2013 APVMA Symposium.

The 13 N.C. State students who traveled to the event were mentored by Dr. Shweta Trivedi, director of the Veterinary Professions Advising Center (VetPAC), which is housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Animal Science Department.

Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson

Kristen Glosson

Guilford County native Kristen Glosson is creating new options for dairy farmers through her nutrition and animal science research at a newly enhanced dairy unit that’s part of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As she pursues her master’s degree, Glosson focuses on increasing the nutrient density of pasteurized whole milk for calves.

Club raises ag awareness

WRAL-TV meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner with a cow on N.C. State University's brickyard.

With National Ag Day being celebrated throughout the nation on March 19, Alpha Zeta at N.C. State has focused the spotlight on agriculture during a week of activities on the university brickyard.

YOU DECIDE: Has the population boom fizzled?

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

Many demographers say the big problem of the future will not be too many people; instead, it will be too few people. Mike Walden discusses.

Agbiosciences drive economic growth, job creation in the Southern U.S.

Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder

Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a report released today shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South. According to a Battelle study, agriculture, forestry and fisheries production generates $240 billion in regional economic activity within the Southern region and supports over 2.2 million jobs with labor income totaling $62 billion.

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