Stories From 2020

Nov 30, 2020

Student Spotlight: Michaela French

At NC State, Michaela learned the knowledge and skills needed to carry her family farm into the future. She says the Agricultural Business Management Program "strengthened my own abilities to problem solve and confidentially advocate for myself and agriculture in its entirety.”

Nov 28, 2020

Around the Globe, Groundwater Requires Local Governance

Water is a precious resource and its needs to be managed accordingly. Read the recommendations from a new study led by Eric Edwards.

Nov 27, 2020

Potential Impacts of the 25 Percent Tariff Levied by the European Union and United Kingdom on U.S. Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Sweet Potatoes

A worst case scenario could mean a loss of tobacco exports of about $147 million in farm gate value and $58 million in processing and manufacturing value plus $70 million in sweet potato exports. 

Nov 23, 2020

You Decide: Are There Answers for Our Worrying Questions?

NC State University extension economist Mike Walden addresses some of the big questions surrounding economic recovery from the pandemic.

Nov 23, 2020

Economic Perspective: Shifting Time

How have people been using time that would have been spent commuting to work?

Nov 22, 2020

Faculty Focus: Dr. Zheng Li

Microeconometrics is all using models to make decisions. Learn how ARE's Zheng Li and his colleagues make predictions in order to find solutions and make recommendations.

Nov 11, 2020

Goodwin Recognized by IDEAS and AAEA

Barry's newest accomplishments exemplify the lasting legacy of his research in the field of agricultural economics.

Nov 11, 2020

The ‘Public Good’ of Controlling Mobile Pests with Genetically Engineered Crops

Choosing to plant genetically engineered seed that will grow insect-resistant corn (Bt corn) is more expensive at the time of planting but is common practice in places like the United States and the Philippines. This study takes a closer look at those who do not plant genetically engineered seed because their neighbors use of Bt corn eliminated the local pest pressure.

Nov 10, 2020

Archie Griffin Plans Farm of the Future

Archie is an alumni of the inaugural class of the Executive Farm Management Program, which began in 2017.

Nov 5, 2020

Economic Perspective: Moving to the ‘Burbs?

During current times, are there any trends for people considering living in cities or the suburbs?