Stories From Jul 2019
Hemp Law 101: The Regulation of Industrial Hemp
Topics include: the legal history of hemp; the need to clarify laws for farmers, producers and consumers; the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill; and remaining limitations.
Economic Perspective: North Carolina’s Business Ranking
A new ranking of the states' attractiveness to businesses was released. What criteria was used, and where did North Carolina fall?
Registration Open for the 2020 Executive Farm Management Program
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You Decide: What Can We Do About National Debt
The national debt is always a point of discussion in politics. What goes into calculating the debt, and how can it be dealt with?
NC Farm School 2019, a Class to Remember
Check out this video of NC Farm School in the field as well as interviews with recent Farm School graduates.
Economic Perspective: Money and Gold
The United States left the gold standard in the 1970s. What is the gold standard, and what are the advantages of being on or off of it?
Goodwin Serving as Department Head Until 2021
Goodwin is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor who has been in the department since 2003. He is also an alum of the NC State Economics graduate program.
The Sustainable Management of Privately-Owned US Forests
An article published in Agricultural and Research Technology analyzed the population of woodland owners and made suggestions for extension outreach best practices.
Economic Perspective: Do We Need a National Rainy Day Fund?
Some states have implemented "rainy day" funds to help during recessions. Is this something that should be implemented on the national level?
You Decide: Should We Just Let the Economy Work It Out?
What are the ways a government can legislate and economy, and what could it look like when applied to a certain sector?