Impact

Jun 30, 2020

Not Goodbye, Just See ‘Ya Later: Mitch Renkow Retires

Mitch Renkow will be retired effective July 1, 2020 but we are pleased to announce he has been awarded emeritus status with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Jun 18, 2020

Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Farmworkers are essential to our lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their work hasn’t stopped. Learn more about the risks they face and what NC State Extension and others are doing to help lower those risks.

Jun 18, 2020

NC Dairy Industry: A Glass That’s More Than Half-Full

North Carolina’s dairy industry plays a key role in North Carolina’s agricultural fabric, contributing more than $10 billion to the state’s total economy. Despite its ups and downs, dairy farmers remain committed to providing families with delicious and nutritious dairy products for a family meal or quick snack.

Jun 16, 2020

NC Ag Law Update (Dicamba, NC Farm Act & Smokeable Hemp Ban)

Andrew Branan analyzes recent headlines through the lens of agricultural law.

Jun 11, 2020

Coit: Action Needed for North Carolina’s Hemp Program

As we approach the October 31, 2020 deadline when all state pilot programs are set to expire, North Carolina faces a unique challenge in terms of how to proceed with its hemp program.

Jun 10, 2020

How Do You Determine Demand for Water Quality Improvements when Monetary Resources are Scarce?

New research in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene analyzes the willingness to pay for in-home water filtration in rural northern Ghana.

Jun 5, 2020

2020 Caneberry Survey on Pricing, COVID-19 Impacts

This year, additional questions have been added to the survey to capture the impact of COVID-19 on caneberry prices and caneberry operations.

Jun 5, 2020

The Dine-in Revival

In the second episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast series, The Dine-in Revival, we learn more about COVID-19's impact on the restaurant industry, what the industry is doing to protect patrons and workers, and how you can help keep yourself and your community safe and healthy should you go out.

Jun 3, 2020

Watch: Perspectives on the New USDA Regulation on GM Crops

Zack Brown moderated the bonus GES colloqium which explored the new USDA regulations on GM crops.

May 28, 2020

More Clarity on CFAP Direct Payments for Dairy Farmers

Signup period begAN May 26, 2020 and runs through August 28, 2020. Call your local FSA office and schedule a phone appointment to sign up for CFAP sooner rather than later.