Stories From Apr 2020
Determining What Factors Make People More Likely to be Entrepreneurial
Knowledge of the determinants of self‐employment income is critical to entrepreneurial development strategies if the development goal is to increase incomes not just employment.
You Decide: Can Collecting Thoughts About the Virus Help?
NC State University economist Mike Walden details some of his insights into the current crisis to help provide perspective and insight.
Got PPP Funds? Make Sure You’re Tracking Those Dollars
In June or July, the goal should be to have all the documentation at your fingertips to help make it easier for you to substantiate and maximize your loan forgiveness.
Milk Dumping: A Visual Explanation
While personal and home use of dairy products has increased significantly in the last few weeks, that increase has not been sufficient enough to offset the diminished demand from restaurants, school systems, and universities.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Tobacco Farmers
Disruptions in labor and trade will affect tobacco farmers this year.
Q&A: Food Supply Chain, Disrupted
The coronavirus pandemic has made us all more aware of where our food comes from. Two agricultural economists explain how the food supply chain works and how it's adapting.
‘Uncharted Waters’: Farms, Food and COVID-19
Economist Nick Piggott says COVID-19's impact on agriculture and food systems in North Carolina and the United States is staggering.
Status Quo for Hemp Licenses: What Does This Mean?
The date when the NC General Assembly meets will likely be delayed, and it also unlikely that the Farm Act will be one of the first items on the agenda upon their return to session.
Economic Perspective: Costs and Benefits of Closing the Economy
What factors might be considered when talking about closing down an economy?
An Extraordinary Opportunity
Taylor Rhodes says receiving the Gordon Family Farm-to-Philanthropy Program scholarship was a blessing that changed her life.