Stories From 2023
How Much Open Space Does an Urban Area Need?
Around 97% of all metropolitan areas in the United States have insufficient open space, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Cover Crops Help Mitigate Farmer Losses
Results suggest cover crops can keep soil drier and healthier, allowing Midwestern farmers to plant cash crops after flooding.
Barry Goodwin Ranks in Top 500 of Economics and Finance Scientists
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Barry Goodwin was listed as a top scientist in the field of economics and finance for 2023 by Research.com.
Adopting More Soil Conserving Practices Can Reduce Crop Insurance Costs
A new article for Farm Journal Magazine cites a recent study by ARE faculty Rod Rejesus and Barry Goodwin and former students Sunjae Won and Serkan Aglasan on the effect of cover crop use on prevented planting losses.
Jam-Packed With Opportunities
CALS senior Sarah Grace Stone has found a recipe for success in her business: first-hand farm experience, agribusiness education and support from other women in agriculture.
NC State Economist: 2023 Economic Outlook: Soft or Hard Landing?
2023 will be a year of economic challenge, but also an opportunity for policy success.
You Decide: Is the Labor Market Returning to Normal?
While the pandemic upended the labor market, long-term trends are also at work in our ever-changing economy.
You Decide: How Worrisome is the National Debt?
With national debt in the headlines again, NC State economist Mike Walden explains how the federal government borrows money and what can be done about the debt.
A “Berry” Sweet CALS Love Story
From meeting at NC State, to traveling the world, to rebuilding a family farm, CALS alumni Austin and Christina Wrenn do almost everything together, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
NC State Economist: The Christmas Tree Industry in North Carolina: Characteristics and Challenges Ahead
Due to their widespread popularity, natural Christmas tree production is an important industry that makes sizable contributions to the rural economies in which trees are grown in the United States.