An Economic Solution to Crowding on Public Beaches
New research shows charging entrance fees at Gulf Coast beaches can reduce congestion.
Supply Chain Issues, Increased Wages and Inputs Pushing Pork Prices Up
Economists from Iowa State University, North Carolina State University and the National Pork Producers Council find pork prices, not industry profits, are rising. Find out why.
Grain Market & Crop Budget Webinar Recording and Resources
NC State Extension has resources and professionals available to help predict the profitability by acre of various NC crops based on the current input prices.
A Profitable 2022, But with a Caveat
Driving strong prices are low-ending stocks of wheat, corn, and soybeans below five-year averages.
Study Suggests Crop Insurance Plays Small Role in Discouraging Cover Crop Use in Indiana
Study findings could help researchers understand more about the unintended consequences of crop insurance subsidies.
Taking a World View
NC State Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor Ed Kick draws on big data to understand what causes inequalities among nations and the big problems that come from them.
Irrigation, Water Management Play Key Roles in Smoothing Drought Impacts
Researchers take a historical view of agricultural production and weather data to learn more about farmers' response to drought in the U.S.
A Study Dismantles The Purchasing Power Of James Bond
Economists Lee Craig, Julianne Treme and Thomas Weiss have published a paper revealing that a real-life James Bond would have spent 18% of his salary on dining out in the 1960s. Today, he would spend 33% of his salary for the same food.
Rejesus Joins Climate Adaptation through Agriculture and Soil Management Initiative
Rod Rejesus joined the CASM initiative, led by the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Rejesus will study the effects of saltwater intrusion on agricultural land in eastern NC.
Saving America’s Bacon from California’s Prop 12
The National Pork Board shares research by Barry Goodwin that indicates an increase in the cost of bacon if Proposition 12 in California goes into effect in January 2022. "Prop 12" requires more space for sows than currently given.