Stories From Dec 2017
AgPack Strong: Steve Valencsin Helps Farmers Put Data, Tech to Work
An agricultural entrepreneur and graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute recently made Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology.
You Decide: Is North Carolina’s Economic Shift Complete?
North Carolina is very different from the state it was 40 years ago. Especially in the economy and industries, the state has seen a major shift. Is that shift complete?
Economic Analysis from Dr. Thomas Grennes: The Jones Act
“The Jones Act Revisited” is a follow up piece by Emeritus Professor Thomas Grennes. It offers analysis on the legislation and its harmful effects on the economy. The conclusion is below and the entire article can be read here. […]
Building Entrepreneurial Skills in ARE Students
Agricultural and Resource Economics students from ARE 495: Principles of Agribusiness Entrepreneurship presented their research during a poster session on November 29, 2017. The student groups were assigned topics ranging from exporting NC sweet potatoes to the Middle East to […]
Executive Farm Management Program a Valuable Experience for Local Farmers
N.C. sweet potato and tobacco farmers participating in the Executive Farm Management Program successfully completed a year-long pilot program on December 1st, 2017.
ARE Faculty Member Serves on Farm Bill Panel
On invitation from U.S. Representative David Price (4th District, North Carolina), N.C. State professor and Extension Specialist Dr. Rod Rejesus served as a panelist at a forum discussion about the upcoming 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. The listening session was held […]
Over 50 ARE Graduates Turn Their Tassels
On December 15, 2017 the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics recognized its graduates from the Summer and Fall 2017 terms.
Economic Perspective: Spending and Saving
Many economists believed the Great Recession recovery would be slow, and that people would save more. Did that happen, and are we now seeing changes from that?
You Decide: Can Good Behavior Sometimes Cost You More?
When we change our lifestyle to achieve a common goal most of us wouldn’t expect to pay more, but that’s not always the case. What factors go into determining service prices for a business?
Economic Perspective: Why People Take Social Security At Different Times
Some people wait to capitalize on their eligible Social Security benefits, while others take it immediately. What’s the thought process behind the thinking?