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.
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.
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.
Branan to Lead NC Group of Appraisers and Farm Managers Forward
Branan brings expertise in environmental and land use law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What’s Up With N.C. Hemp
Marne Coit provided a legal perspective in this podcast about the hemp industry in North Carolina.
Measuring Agricultural Trade Costs: Findings and Recommendations
Heidi Schweizer and John Beghin offer suggestions for reducing the financial burdens associated with international trade.