Stories From Jun 2020
Economic Perspective: The Fed’s Forecasts
The Federal Reserve recently released their economic forecasts for the next few years. What do they look like?
Not Goodbye, Just See ‘Ya Later: Mitch Renkow Retires
Mitch Renkow will be retired effective July 1, 2020 but we are pleased to announce he has been awarded emeritus status with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
You Decide: Are We In For a Strong Economic Recovery?
With new data in from national and state jobs reports, how does the economy look as we move through the summer?
Economic Perspective: Income Up, But Spending Down
Income and spending typically go up and down together, but was that the case this past April?
Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Farmworkers are essential to our lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their work hasn’t stopped. Learn more about the risks they face and what NC State Extension and others are doing to help lower those risks.
NC Dairy Industry: A Glass That’s More Than Half-Full
North Carolina’s dairy industry plays a key role in North Carolina’s agricultural fabric, contributing more than $10 billion to the state’s total economy. Despite its ups and downs, dairy farmers remain committed to providing families with delicious and nutritious dairy products for a family meal or quick snack.
NC Ag Law Update (Dicamba, NC Farm Act & Smokeable Hemp Ban)
Andrew Branan analyzes recent headlines through the lens of agricultural law.
Coit: Action Needed for North Carolina’s Hemp Program
As we approach the October 31, 2020 deadline when all state pilot programs are set to expire, North Carolina faces a unique challenge in terms of how to proceed with its hemp program.
How Do You Determine Demand for Water Quality Improvements when Monetary Resources are Scarce?
New research in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene analyzes the willingness to pay for in-home water filtration in rural northern Ghana.
You Decide: How Will the Job Market Change After the Crisis?
COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the job market. As jobs start to come back, will they be the same or different?