Stories From Jun 2021

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.

Jun 14, 2021

New Job Openings Announced in ARE; Now Accepting Applications

Two new job openings demonstrate the department's commitment to its entrepreneurship program and helping farmer's boost their financial literacy and in turn profitability. 

Jun 10, 2021

Buyers’ Faith in Global Supply Chains has been Undermined

Many agribusinesses, have been prompted to assess various aspects of their operations such as cybersecurity, input availability, inventory management, machinery durability, etc. in an effort to become more resilient to shocks in the market. Heidi Schweizer explains "The challenge is that improving or changing these things can be expensive and nobody knows what big event is coming next."

Jun 7, 2021

You Decide: What Economic Lessons Has the Pandemic Taught Us?

Dr. Mike Walden breaks down some economic lessons society has learned through the pandemic.

Jun 3, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Texas Women in Construction — Emily Dodd

Emily Dodd, ABM Class of 1998, has held the position of regional sales manager for HOLT CAT’s Corpus Christi and Victoria areas for the last four years. Find out how she has thrived in an "industry seemingly dominated by men."