Stories From 2021

Nov 29, 2021

Andrew Branan Earns Leadership & Service Recognition Award from Council of Extension Professionals

Branan will be recognized at the North Carolina Joint Council of Extension Professionals forum on December 3, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Nov 21, 2021

You Decide: Can A Wage-Price Spiral Be Avoided?

Our economy is constantly changing due to inflation and cost of living adjustments. What are we seeing happen now and how can it be managed?

Nov 15, 2021

Inflation & Biden: Alarm Bells Not Ringing Loud Enough, Economist Warns

WRAL TechWire reached out to N.C. State economist Dr. Mike Walden for his reaction on the rapidly unfolding debate about inflation as it sparks to levels not seen in decades.

Nov 10, 2021

Taking a World View

NC State Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor Ed Kick draws on big data to understand what causes inequalities among nations and the big problems that come from them.

Nov 8, 2021

Irrigation, Water Management Play Key Roles in Smoothing Drought Impacts

Researchers take a historical view of agricultural production and weather data to learn more about farmers' response to drought in the U.S.

Nov 8, 2021

A Study Dismantles The Purchasing Power Of James Bond

Economists Lee Craig, Julianne Treme and Thomas Weiss have published a paper revealing that a real-life James Bond would have been spending 18% if his salary on dining out in the 1960s. Today, he would be spending 33% of his salary for the same food.

Nov 5, 2021

You Decide: Will There Be a Permanent Labor Shortage?

Labor shortages can have a large impact on the economy. How can we adapt to what might become the new normal?

Nov 3, 2021

Graduate Student Spotlight: Judson Griffin

Read about Jud's research project on water affordability and efficiency.

Oct 31, 2021

Extension Conference Resources Roundup

Sharing knowledge and research through an annual conference is an activity that makes the Cooperative Extension stronger.

Oct 27, 2021

Rejesus Joins Climate Adaptation through Agriculture and Soil Management Initiative

Rod Rejesus joined the CASM initiative, led by the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Rejesus will study the effects of saltwater intrusion on agricultural land in eastern NC.