Stories From 2021

Aug 11, 2021

Eric Edwards Named Interim Associate Director of CEnREP

Eric Edwards will work with Interim Director Roger von Haefen to advance solutions that work for society and the environment by coupling state-of-the-art economic science with natural science and engineering solutions.

Aug 9, 2021

Watch: North Carolina Dairy Industry Is Grade A

Got milk? In North Carolina, yes, we do! About 900 million pounds of it annually. Find out what NC State is doing to grow the industry.

Aug 2, 2021

You Decide: Should Price and Wage Controls Be Brought Back?

In the 1970s, the federal government implemented price and wage controls to battle inflation. What were the takeaways from that time, and how could they potentially apply today?

Aug 2, 2021

Bacon May Disappear in California as Pig Rules Take Effect

Barry Goodwin, an economist at North Carolina State University, estimated the extra costs at 15% more per animal for a farm with 1,000 breeding pigs.

Jul 26, 2021

Income from NC Food, Fiber and Forestry Industries Grows

Over 17%, or $95.9 billion of the $562 billion gross state product, was contributed by value-added income from food, natural fiber and forestry industries in 2019.

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.