Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: What Are the Impacts of Tax Changes?

There has been much research by academics and others trying to establish a linkage between state tax rates and state economic growth, says Mike Walden. He discusses why the findings have not been consistent – and in some cases have been contradictory.

Cartwright and video crew
Food safety course helps managers ensure quality

A certificate program for food safety managers, developed NC State's DELTA distance learning group, helps develop employees trained to ensure the safety and quality of the food we eat.

Guy Collins (left) and Keith Edmisten
Collins, Edmisten win national cotton awards

NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members won two of the top awards given last week at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas.

You Decide: How do we pay for infrastructure?

When it comes to infrastructure maintenance and improvement, it may be a matter of pay now or pay later. Mike Walden explains why.

Buddleia bush
NC State buddleia recognized by gardening group

A pink buddleia developed by Dr. Dennis Werner, JC Raulston Distinguished Professor of Horticultural Science at NC State University, received one of two 2015 Green Thumb Awards from the Direct Gardening Association.