Stories From Mar 2022
ARE Economist Joins the Fight to Curb the Effects of Invasive Nematode on SweetPotatoes
Daniel Tregeagle will conduct economic analysis to determine the costs of adopting new growing methods to stop the spread of the guava root-knot nematode.
Students Learn What Ag Lending Bank Seeks from Recent Grads
Representatives from First Bank visited ABM students to provide an industry update and give insight into what characteristics they look for when recruiting recent grads.
You Decide: Will Agribusiness Be a Dynamic Future Industry?
What industries are going to lead in the future? Mike Walden discusses agribusiness and how the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative can propel North Carolina into that future.
‘Ominous News’ for Jobs? Openings Across Triangle Drop, Data Shows
Mike Walden tells WRAL: “Bottom line: Business executives, even in fast growing regions such as the Triangle, may be pausing to access how the economy could be changing.”
New Fact Sheet Published on Wetlands Law
This publication provides an overview of the historical wetland trends in North Carolina, reviews the evolution and current status of wetland regulations and summarizes the potential impacts of climate change on wetlands in NC.
Dean Hamke recently joined the department and had already shown his aptitude for student mentoring and entrepreneurship. He will be missed.
How Inflation and Gas Prices are Affecting the Housing Market
Mike Walden tells WRAL that interest rates are likely to rise a couple percentage points to address inflation. Unfortunately, this may squeeze potential homebuyers out of the real estate market.
2022 Economic Outlook: Moving Toward the Next, New North Carolina
The big questions are, will the good news continue in 2022, and is the stage being set for the next new North Carolina?
What Would it Mean if North Carolina Suspended the Gas Tax?
North Carolina State economist Mike Walden said that would be significant for drivers, but suspending these taxes could mean a halt on the state's efforts to improve and upgrade roads, bridges and major highways.
Appalachian Dairy Market Shares Southeast Challenges
North Carolina State University Extension dairy specialists Brittany Whitmire and Stephanie Ward comment on the state of the dairy industry in NC.