Stories From 2021

Jul 19, 2021

The H-2A Visa Program: Addressing Farm Labor Scarcity in North Carolina

An improved H-2A program is essential for the future of agriculture in North Carolina and its rural communities.

Jul 19, 2021

You Decide: Which Economic Scenario – Good Or Bad – Will Emerge?

What is forecasted for the economy as we continue moving through the pandemic?

Jul 16, 2021

Funding Available for Southeast Dairies Looking to Build Processing Capacity

The Southeast DBII program was developed to assist regional efforts to support dairy businesses in the development, production, marketing, and distribution of dairy products.

Jul 2, 2021

You Decide: What Are The Issues In Today’s Tax Rate Debate?

What are the factors to consider when looking at the tax rate debate here in North Carolina?

Jun 30, 2021

New Faculty Textbook: Market Interrelationships and Applied Demand Analysis

Mike Wohlgenant's new book addresses the core issues facing economists concerning price determination in commodity markets, especially food and agricultural commodities.

Jun 28, 2021

Pennsylvania Considering Joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; New Electric Costs for the State Explored

Pennsylvanians could see higher electric bills if they adopt RGGI, a cap and trade program that introduces a new price into the electricity market. But, Harrison Fell explains that there are other factors affecting electricity costs and RGGI may not have an adverse affect on consumers after all.

Jun 28, 2021

Walden: NC Unemployment Figures are Misleading – ‘Job Market is Not Robust’

“While the eye-catching headline will be North Carolina’s unemployment rate continued to drop in May – down to 4.8% from April’s 5% – a look at the behind-the-scenes numbers shows several concerns,” Mike Walden told WRAL.

Jun 24, 2021

ARE’s Professional Development Pro

As an advisor and teacher, Robin Clements gives students something she passed up in college: the opportunity to identify a job they’ll love and then skillfully pursue it.

Jun 21, 2021

You Decide: What Is Inflation, and Is It Higher?

How is inflation calculated, and how do recent numbers in our economy look?

Jun 15, 2021

Fell Heads North; von Haefen Takes the Helm for CEnREP

Harrison Fell is taking a year to explore a once-in-a-lifetime research opportunity at the Center for Global Energy Policy in New York. Roger von Haefen will take over the interim director duties until a permanent director is identified next year.