Monthly Archives: February 2013
Monthly Archives: February 2013

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – College Grads Lose Less

The recession we’ve been through has been so long and so deep that it has touched virtually everyone. Yet the impact has not been felt equally. How has the recession’s impacts varied with a person’s education level? N.C. State University …

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Farm Bureau Urges New Ag Labor Guestworker Program

A new, modern guestworker program for agricultural workers is needed so that U.S. farmers and ranchers can continue growing food, tending livestock and contributing to the nation’s economy, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told Congress today. “We want …

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Standards inspectors help consumers save green on lawncare

As retailers prepare to stock their shelves with garden and landscaping supplies, standards inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are out to make sure consumers get what they pay for at checkout. The department employs 38 …

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Young farmers and others attend NC State Tobacco Short Course

Thirty-four NC farmers and allied industry representatives participated in an NC State Tobacco Short Course held recently in Raleigh, NC. The twenty-one tobacco farmers (who are collectively growing more than 6,000 acres in 2013) and their location (by county) included: …

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Market Summary: NC Egg Market Continues Steady

Market Recap: Snowstorm in the Plains Push Cattle Futures Higher

U.S. lean-hog futures settled mostly higher, aided by sentiment that pork demand may soon be improving. April hogs shed 32 to 81.57, and May hogs gained 7 to 89.50. Other contracts were all higher.   U.S. live-cattle futures rose Tuesday …

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Clemson University Working to Create The Intelligent Farm

Clemson University researchers have announced they are working to create the Intelligent Farm. It will use computers, satellites, field sensors and cell towers to provide real-time information to improve decision-making and enhance farm prosperity, environmental sustainability and food security.   …

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Estate Tax Issues Permanently Laid to Rest

Earlier we’ve heard from Sarah Windham, Sr. Tax manager with Dixon, Hughes and Goodman, with offices in North & South Carolina about tax changes for 2013 in capital gains and other areas. There was much ado over the estate tax …

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North Carolina

Earlier this month, Battelle, an Ohio based company, providing services to economic development organizations across the US, released a biennial report on the North Carolina Biotech Center in RTP. As Norris Tolson, President and CEO of the NC Biotech Center …

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NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Job Churning

If economic forecasters are correct, we will see over 2 million jobs created in the country this year. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains, this doesn’t mean all existing jobs will stay in place and we will …

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