Economic Perspective: A Widening Trade Deficit
We import a lot of goods: electronic goods, furniture goods, clothing goods, et cetera. And that’s actually been going up as the economy has recovered. So if we want to reduce the trade deficit the focus needs to be on reducing the deficit in tradable goods.
Farm School Grows Supportive Network for Entrepreneurial Growers
Folta says that building connections and having a mentor was one of the best benefits of participating in Farm School.
Zack Brown to Co-Host Graduate Education Symposium at NC State in June
Zack Brown, assistant professor of ARE and CEnREP affiliate and Fred Gould of entomology and plant pathology are leading the Forging Integrated Expertise in Graduate Education Symposium on June 4-5th at NC State.
You Decide: Is It Time for a Mileage Tax?
As fuel efficiency rises, drivers are getting more miles per gallon of gas. This means the same wear and tear on the roads is occurring, but with less money collected from the gas tax. A mileage tax is not impacted by gains in fuel efficiency or use of different kinds of fuel.
Agribusiness in Italy Students Begin their Study Abroad
The course, led by ARE's Dr. Melissa Hendrickson, exposes students to international agribusiness, agrimarketing, agricultural education, and agricultural research.
Harrison Fell Named Interim CEnREP Director upon Taylor’s Departure
Harrison Fell, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, has been named interim director of CEnREP, beginning July 1, 2018.
Brown and Gould: Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study
To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution.
Economic Perspective: The Key to Faster Economic Growth
The belief is: if the economic growth accelerates then job growth will be stronger, and wage and salaries will rise. How can we get the economy to expand more rapidly?
Fell: Coal No Longer King
Authors Harrison Fell and Daniel Kaffine say that natural gas has made coal a more expensive option for powering the grid, pushing it to the margins and leaving it vulnerable to renewable competitors.
ARE Grads Turn Their Tassels
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics graduated 47 students on May 12, 2018. Dr. Arnie Oltmans once again served as the "MC" of graduation.