Stories From 2023

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.

Jun 30, 2023

You Decide: Are There Easy Answers to Hard Questions?

Mike Walden shares the answers to economic questions on topics from Social Security to the national debt.

Jun 26, 2023

Third-Generation Beekeeper Explores Irish Agricultural Practices

CALS alumna and third-generation beekeeper Jessie Cline immersed herself in Irish culture while advancing her passion for honey bees.

Jun 21, 2023

Four Incoming CALS Students Named Park Scholars

The four students were selected for the Park Scholarship out of more than 3,400 applicants.

Jun 16, 2023

You Decide: Where is the Economy Today?

Economist Mike Walden shares why worries of a recession are declining.

Jun 14, 2023

Ukraine Refugees Could Boost Europe’s GDP

The influx of Ukrainian refugees across Europe will improve long-term GDP for European countries that invest in infrastructure and other capital improvements.

Jun 8, 2023

Empowering Future Farmers: NC Farm School Featured in the CW22’s Community Matters Series

Derek Washburn joined Bill LuMaye from the CW22 to discuss the importance of local farming in a new Community Matters episode.

Jun 7, 2023

Triple Digits: North Carolina Agricultural Impact Tops $100 Billion

North Carolina agriculture rebounds from pandemic challenges and sets a new record for economic impact.