Eric Edwards Joins Audio Abstract to Discuss Water Rights in the West
Assistant Professor Eric Edwards talks about water rights in the West, who they belong to, what they mean for rights holders and who may be getting shortchanged.
New Tools Capture Economic Benefit of Restoring Urban Streams
The work can assist federal and state agencies charged with developing environmental regulations affecting urban ecosystems.
Tribal Water Rights Underutilized in U.S. West
Lack of irrigation infrastructure and convoluted land ownership issues represent the major impediments to tribes, the study suggests.
How Much Open Space Does an Urban Area Need?
Around 97% of all metropolitan areas in the United States have insufficient open space, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Cover Crops Help Mitigate Farmer Losses
Results suggest cover crops can keep soil drier and healthier, allowing Midwestern farmers to plant cash crops after flooding.
Adopting More Soil Conserving Practices Can Reduce Crop Insurance Costs
A new article for Farm Journal Magazine cites a recent study by ARE faculty Rod Rejesus and Barry Goodwin and former students Sunjae Won and Serkan Aglasan on the effect of cover crop use on prevented planting losses.
NC State Economist: The Christmas Tree Industry in North Carolina: Characteristics and Challenges Ahead
Due to their widespread popularity, natural Christmas tree production is an important industry that makes sizable contributions to the rural economies in which trees are grown in the United States.
Adverse Effect Wage Rates of H-2A Workers Increase in 2023
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Alejandro Gutierrez-Li provides an economic update on the H-2A visa program.
NC State Economist: Cost of Animal Welfare Regulation, Ballot Initiatives, and the Vote-Buy Gap
Professor Tom Vukina discusses the current state of animal welfare legislation, specifically California's “Proposition 12,” which completely bans selling eggs produced in any type of cages.
NC State Economist: The Economics of the Emerging PFAS Problem
Iain Burnett and Assistant Professor Eric Edwards discuss the societal benefits and costs of PFAS, and consider the future of their use and mitigation.