Mar 8, 2021

New Research Reveals Growing Economic Impact of NC Seafood

New research has found that North Carolina’s wild-caught commercial seafood industry provides 5,500 jobs and nearly $300 million to the state’s gross domestic product.

Mar 3, 2021

Timber Trespass: Recent Case Considers Value of Ornamentals

Andrew Branan takes a look at a recent courtroom decision on the value of ornamental trees and shrubs removed by an easement or right-of-way holder, and what the ruling’s implications are for the sector.

Mar 2, 2021

Commissioner Troxler and Dr. Brown Both Optimistic for Agriculture in 2021

Both leaders believe that 2021 has the potential to be a profitable year for NC farmers.

Mar 2, 2021

Branan to Lead NC Group of Appraisers and Farm Managers Forward

Branan brings expertise in environmental and land use law.

Mar 1, 2021

Duplin and Onslow County Extension ‘Ag Economics Series’ Recordings Available

The series was composed of a 2021 Crop Update from Nick Piggott, an Ag Budgets and Strategic Management presentation from Derek Washburn and a discussion on Environmental and Land Use Law for Farmers led by Andrew Branan.

Feb 1, 2021

Commentary on COVID-19 Policy from Ercumen and Guiteras

The authors encourage low-cost preventative measures like masking and distancing to continue and emphasize that vaccines should be viewed as an additional layer of protection.

Jan 25, 2021

Panel Discusses Farming’s Future Under the 117th Congress and Biden Administration

The impact of a new administration will have an effect on agricultural topics such as hemp, the Farm Bill, and international trade. Legal analysts try to predict how the Biden Administration will react to current issues in the industry.

Jan 19, 2021

Swine Nuisance: Branan Discusses Recent 4th Circuit Opinion in McKiver v. Murphy Brown

The reasoning provided by the case is a good guide as to how future nuisance suits would be handled under the amended Right to Farm law.

Jan 19, 2021

What’s Up With N.C. Hemp

Marne Coit provided a legal perspective in this podcast about the hemp industry in North Carolina.

Jan 4, 2021

Measuring Agricultural Trade Costs: Findings and Recommendations

Heidi Schweizer and John Beghin offer suggestions for reducing the financial burdens associated with international trade.