Stories From Jul 2023

Jul 31, 2023

Internship Spotlight: Olivia Bondurant

A summer internship with First Bank & Trust Company proves to be more than just shadowing for ABM Senior Olivia Bondurant.

Jul 28, 2023

You Decide: What’s Wrong With Worker Productivity?

Job productivity has declined over the last two years. Economist Mike Walden shares some potential causes, including loss of education, stress and remote work.

Jul 21, 2023

NC State Professor Wins Grant to Study Labor Issues Affecting Cattle and Dairy Farms in the South

Assistant Professor Alejandro Gutierrez-Li and his team will study the labor needs, hiring practices and overall sustainability of cattle and dairy farms in the southern U.S.

Jul 17, 2023

The $103.2 Billion in NC Ag Is About More Than Dollars. It’s About People.

In an opinion piece for the Carolina Journal, ARE Senior Felix Jarvis-Earle recognizes the impact of the North Carolina innovators who made the $103.2 billion milestone possible

Jul 14, 2023

You Decide: What’s the Real Poverty Rate?

Economist Mike Walden shares why calculating poverty rate is difficult, and if there has been any progress in reducing the poverty rate.

Jul 6, 2023

Farm Bill Renewal Raises Questions for WNC Farmers

Last month, Rep. Chuck Edwards convened a nine-member agricultural advisory board to provide a variety of perspectives as he advocates for the region’s interests in the farm bill.

Jul 6, 2023

New Rules for the Calculation of H-2A Workers’ Wages

Professor Alejandro Gutierrez Li discusses the new methodology to calculate H-2A workers' wages.