Stories From 2020

Aug 14, 2020

You Decide: Did One-Third of the Economy Disappear?

NC State University economist Mike Walden helps analyze the data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Aug 11, 2020

Local Food, Local Opportunities

Interest in locally grown food has grown over the past two decades, and the pandemic has brought more attention to this important segment in North Carolina's agriculture industry. It had also brought challenges and opportunities.

Aug 7, 2020

2020 Caneberry Pricing Survey Report

Daniel Tregeagle analyzed the survey results to assess the strengths and vulnerabilities of the current caneberry market.

Aug 7, 2020

You Decide: Is It Really 2030?

Business trends economists were predicting for the next 10 years are happening now. What are they, and how are they working in the current environment?

Aug 3, 2020

Is It Legal to Sell CBD Products? Who Can Sell Them?

If you want to sell CBD, it will be important to stay updated as new regulations are issued.

Aug 3, 2020

Economic Perspective: Recovery In Goods Versus Services

There's usually a common trend in recessions between spending on goods and services. Has that trend followed in this current recession?

Jul 27, 2020

Pork, Pandemics and Politics: U.S. Agricultural Trade with China

In a year of volatile markets and culminating trade agreements, what can we expect from U.S. exports to China of agricultural products? If the past few months are any indicator, we may need to expect the unexpected.

Jul 27, 2020

Coit and Feitshans Publish “Food Systems Law: In Introduction for Non-Lawyers”

The text provides perspective and background regarding the legal body surrounding food systems law in the United States.

Jul 22, 2020

Economic Perspective: Is Inflation Really Subdued?

Calculating inflation during a downturn can be tricky since the circumstances are so unusual. Do the numbers accurately reflect the current circumstances?

Jul 22, 2020

Student Spotlight: Kailee Grable

Despite facing disappointment after a cancelled summer internship, Kailee decided to use her time to help others face the pandemic as well as boost her entrepreneurial skills.