Impact

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.

Jun 28, 2021

Pennsylvania Considering Joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; New Electric Costs for the State Explored

Pennsylvanians could see higher electric bills if they adopt RGGI, a cap and trade program that introduces a new price into the electricity market. But, Harrison Fell explains that there are other factors affecting electricity costs and RGGI may not have an adverse affect on consumers after all.

Jun 28, 2021

Walden: NC Unemployment Figures are Misleading – ‘Job Market is Not Robust’

“While the eye-catching headline will be North Carolina’s unemployment rate continued to drop in May – down to 4.8% from April’s 5% – a look at the behind-the-scenes numbers shows several concerns,” Mike Walden told WRAL.

Jun 10, 2021

Buyers’ Faith in Global Supply Chains has been Undermined

Many agribusinesses, have been prompted to assess various aspects of their operations such as cybersecurity, input availability, inventory management, machinery durability, etc. in an effort to become more resilient to shocks in the market. Heidi Schweizer explains "The challenge is that improving or changing these things can be expensive and nobody knows what big event is coming next."

Jun 3, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Texas Women in Construction — Emily Dodd

Emily Dodd, ABM Class of 1998, has held the position of regional sales manager for HOLT CAT’s Corpus Christi and Victoria areas for the last four years. Find out how she has thrived in an "industry seemingly dominated by men."

Jun 3, 2021

Pork Industry Braces for Catastrophic Costs to Implement Proposition 12

An analysis by Barry Goodwin predicts dramatic changes—including the loss of small farms and further consolidation of the industry—as a result of Proposition 12 compliance costs.

May 26, 2021

New Research Measures Economic Losses from Further Declines in Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at NC State University and Duke University have published a report that estimates the market and nonmarket economic losses from declines in submerged aquatic vegetation in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary.

May 25, 2021

Promising Research Directions for Measuring the Economic Benefits of Soil Health

Showing long-term private and public economic benefits from farming practices that boost soil health and make farms more resilient could increase the number of farmers willing to utilize cover crops and practice no-till methods.

May 21, 2021

Economic Impact of Shellfish Aquaculture Surpasses Wild Harvest for First Time

New research has found that North Carolina’s shellfish industry provides over $27 million in economic impact and 532 jobs in the state.

May 13, 2021

Locally-Sourced Foods Gaining Popularity

Daniel Tregeagle explained recent trends in the local foods market on Good Day Charlotte.