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April 2021

Apr 27, 2021

Student Ambassador Spotlight: Jonathan Weavil

Read about Jonathan's path to CALS and what he is doing now to prepare for his future. 

Apr 27, 2021

Apple’s Big News can Solidify North Carolina as ‘The’ State of the Future

Apple announced that it will have a hub in NC bringing over 3,000 jobs and over $1 billion of new annual spending in the state. 

Apr 26, 2021

Bullish Surprise for Corn and Soybeans with Prospective Plantings

Pricing opportunities at profitable and even higher prices are on the horizon, especially if anything but perfect planting weather occurs. 

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Apr 26, 2021

The Contribution of Wild-Caught Seafood to NC’s Economy

New research has found that North Carolina's wild-caught commercial seafood industry provides 5,500 jobs and nearly $300 million to the state's gross domestic product. 

Apr 16, 2021

Why Wall Street Investors’ Trading California Water Futures is Nothing to Fear – and Unlikely to Work Anyway

Should we be concerned now that profit-hungry hedge funds and other investors can trade water like a barrel of oil or shares of Apple? Heidi Schweizer and colleague Ellen Bruno weigh in. 

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Apr 14, 2021

A Cleaner Future for Energy on Federal Lands

One of the first things President Biden did when he assumed office was issue an executive order placing a moratorium on the sale of any new leases for oil and gas on federal land—at least until the Department of the Interior completes a review of climate impacts. What does that mean and how will it affect our national parks and lands? 

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Apr 13, 2021

Insurance: Overview of Crop, Liability and Property Insurance Options

Watch Andrew Branan and Rod Rejesus provide current information about insurance options for the farm. 

Apr 13, 2021

Comparing Apples to Oysters

An interview with Agricultural Business Management freshman Aaron Corn showed that farmers and fishers have much in common in the way of obstacles and opportunities. 

Apr 12, 2021

You Decide: Was Popping the Mileage Fee Balloon a Good Idea?

The idea of a mileage fee for vehicles was recently floated before being left off the proposed infrastructure plan. What did the fee include and what was it looking to address? 

Apr 7, 2021

CALS Names New Department Head

JunJie Wu will bring his expertise in agricultural and environmental policy and his passion for teaching, research, and extension education to NC State as department head for Agricultural and Resource Economics.