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.
Yes, People Are Now Trading and Investing in Water as a Commodity
Heidi Schweizer comments on agriculture and trading water futures in a Discover magazine article.
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.