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April 2020

Apr 29, 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. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Apr 29, 2020

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. 


Apr 29, 2020

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. 

A student prepares to milk cows at the newly constructed dairy facility off Lake Wheeler Road.

Apr 27, 2020

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. 

Farmer out standing in his soybean field.

Apr 27, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Tobacco Farmers

Disruptions in labor and trade will affect tobacco farmers this year. 

Apr 23, 2020

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. 

Apr 23, 2020

‘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. 

Apr 21, 2020

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. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Apr 21, 2020

Economic Perspective: Costs and Benefits of Closing the Economy

What factors might be considered when talking about closing down an economy? 

Taylor in the library

Apr 20, 2020

An Extraordinary Opportunity

Taylor Rhodes says receiving the Gordon Family Farm-to-Philanthropy Program scholarship was a blessing that changed her life.