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May 22, 2017

Florida’s goat industry goes gangbusters

According to North Carolina State University Extension, the U.S. in 2014 imported 43 million pounds of goat meat worth $95 million.

May 22, 2017

Off-Season Bull Management

After breeding season, bulls should be pulled from the herd to keep them in moderate condition, minimize chance of injuries and allow for growth of young bulls, says Jonathan Black, North Carolina State University Extension.

May 22, 2017

Why hydrogen water is the new health fad

Despite the claims, there’s no large-scale s scientific study to back consumption of hydrogen-rich water. “The research that exists is interesting enough to warrant further investigation,” says Sarah L Ash, PhD, a professor of nutrition at North Carolina State University.

May 22, 2017

Diet not working? Just meditate

Mindfulness is more effective than simply trying to eat healthy, a study claims. Eighty people joined a study by North Carolina State University, with half designing their own diet, and half engaging in daily meditation. The results revealed the mindfulness group […]

May 22, 2017

Cash-strapped North Carolina county awaits aid

Downstream from Windsor is a “pinch point” of land on the Cashie River that could be opened up, said Barbara Doll, an assistant professor at North Carolina State University with storm water management expertise, in a report for Bertie. Restoring […]

May 22, 2017

NC jobless rate 4.7% in April, lowest since mid-2007

N.C. State University economist Michael Walden said the state’s jobless rate fell largely because the labor force shrunk by 5,209 people. The labor force includes workers and job seekers, and a reduction of the pool will reduce the jobless rate […]

May 22, 2017

More highway signs could be coming to a roadside near you

North Carolina State University researchers have found that allowing more restaurants, hotels and gas stations to advertise on blue informational signs near highway exits doesn’t increase the safety risk to drivers. “There’s a lot of companies that want to advertise […]

May 19, 2017

Water Efficiency In US Rural Areas Is Getting Worse

A US nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient […]

May 19, 2017

NC jobless rate 4.7% in April, lowest since mid-2007

N.C. State University economist Michael Walden said the state’s jobless rate fell largely because the labor force shrunk by 5,209 people. The labor force includes workers and job seekers, and a reduction of the pool will reduce the jobless rate […]

May 19, 2017

How celebrities’ ‘golden glow’ shines on public health

Kami Kosenko, an associate professor of health communication at North Carolina State University, said that she believes actress Angelina Jolie’s 2013 announcement of a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer also had a positive influence on public health, despite possibly […]