Stories From Oct 2018

Oct 9, 2018

ARE Extension Faculty Participate in “Sorghum Exposure and Utilization” Program

Agricultural and Resource Economics faculty Nick Piggott, Heidi Schweizer and Kathryn Boys presented on feed grain production, transportation to export positions, and international trade of sorghum respectively.

Oct 9, 2018

Student Spotlight: Lee Parton

Recent alum Lee Parton explains his research and how his time at NC State prepared him for a faculty position at Boise State University.

Oct 9, 2018

Yesterday’s Nobel Prize and North Carolina Agriculture

William Nordhaus won the Nobel prize in economics for work on the economics of climate change. Edwards and Sutherland discuss the work of Nordhaus in the context of agriculture in North Carolina.

Oct 3, 2018

Summer Internships: Savannah Strickland

Savannah is a junior studying agricultural business management. Hear about her summer internship at Syngenta.

Oct 3, 2018

Impacts of the USDA Broadband Loan and Grant Programs: Estimating Rate of Return

How much does publicly-funded infrastructure stimulate local economic performance? This broader debate comes into focus via research that estimates the relative benefits and costs of federal efforts to promote broadband in rural areas.

Oct 3, 2018

Economic Perspective: Top Five Questions

Agricultural and Resource Economics economist Mike Walden hears countless questions about the state and federal economy. What are his answers to the five questions he's asked the most?

Oct 1, 2018

Coal Ash after Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence has caused significant impacts across North Carolina. As the flood waters begin to recede, breaches and flooding at some coal ash waste ponds have North Carolinians concerned about potential environmental and health effects.