Research

Sep 29, 2021

Cover Crop Seeds in the United States: Industry Analysis and Policy Recommendations

What can policymakers do to encourage the practice of planting cover crops in the U.S.?

Sep 29, 2021

Camp Resources XXVII Prepares Students and Promotes Research

Camp Resources, hosted by CEnREP, gives students the opportunity to share their research and develop of network of fellow environmental and resource economists.

Sep 20, 2021

“The Lancet” Commission on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Health Announces Launch

Access to clean drinking water, and the sanitation services and infrastructure that support human hygiene, were unavailable to about half of the global population in 2020. A new Commission will research the problem and potential solutions.

Aug 25, 2021

Climate Change and Agriculture

Agriculture is, of course, affected greatly by storms, droughts, floods, heat and cold, and that makes it vulnerable to climate change. Experts discuss how climate changes affects North Carolina ag, how ag affects climate change, and how the industry can help address it.

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.

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.

Apr 16, 2021

Why Wall Street Investors’ Trading California Water Futures is Nothing to Fear – and Unlikely to Work Anyway

Should we be concerned now that profit-hungry hedge funds and other investors can trade water like a barrel of oil or shares of Apple? Heidi Schweizer and colleague Ellen Bruno weigh in.

Apr 7, 2021

CALS Names New Department Head

JunJie Wu will bring his expertise in agricultural and environmental policy and his passion for teaching, research, and extension education to NC State as department head for Agricultural and Resource Economics.