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.

Mar 15, 2021

Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields

Understanding the effects of temperature on rice yields is important to assess whether rice-breeding efforts have helped address the environmental challenges faced by modern society, such as global warming.

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.

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 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.