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July 2020

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. 

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

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. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Jul 21, 2020

You Decide: Can Good Things Come From Bad Times?

Historically, how have businesses and economies changed when coming out of economic crises? 

Jul 21, 2020

NCDA&CS Piloting Use of 3rd Party Service for Hemp Compliance Testing

License holders will still need to contact NCDA&CS at the time of initiation of floral buds. However, they may now elect to have either the NCDA&CS or a 3rd party vendor provide the compliance test. 

Jul 21, 2020

Returning to Farming’s Roots in the Battle Against the ‘Billion-Dollar Beetle’

A new study from UArizona entomologists in collaboration with GES/ARE Associate Professor Zack Brown reaffirms the importance of crop rotation and diversification in combating the western corn rootworm’s resistance to biotech crops. 

Farmer out standing in his soybean field.

Jul 15, 2020

Financial Resources for COVID Relief for NC Agribusinesses

COVID-19 has affected every industry, including agriculture. Business owners needing financial assistance can check our list of resources to see what organizations may be able to assist them. 

student picking tomatoes

Jul 13, 2020

The State of North Carolina Agriculture

North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry remains a powerhouse, generating about one-sixth of the state’s income and jobs. In the latest episode of Farms, Food and You, hear more about a recently released industry snapshot and hear what farmers and others have to say about the state of the industry today. 

landscape photography of green grass field

Jul 13, 2020

The Economics of Indigenous Water Claim Settlements in the American West

Indigenous groups and their water rights is a global issue. What economic trends do we see in these populations when water becomes scarce?