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.?
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.