News and Events

Nov 21, 2017

Farm Transition and Congressional Tax Reform

Current tax law creates impediments keeping some farm transfers from occurring. While the Congress is debating tax reform, Extension Specialist Guido van der Hoeven presents the proposals he offered to the House Committee on Agriculture in this issue of the NC State Economist.

Nov 13, 2017

NSF webinar hosted by Paul Fackler

Paul Fackler recently hosted an online seminar titled "Solving Stochastic Dynamic Programming Models without Transition Matrices." Attendees learned about the Computational Sustainable Network (CompSusNet), a research network sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Nov 2, 2017

October Report on Economic Indicators

ARE’s Michael Walden has published the October 2017 North Caroline Index of Economic Factors. The Index was down slightly in September from its level in August.  The main driver was an almost 15% drop in building permits, likely reflecting some […]

Oct 29, 2017

Economic Perspective: Can A Slowing Auto Market Endanger The Economy?

Economic Perspective: Can A Slowing Auto Market Endanger The Economy? After sizzling for several years there are worrisome signs in the auto buying market. Should we be concerned?

Oct 29, 2017

ARE Student Team going to National Grocers Association Marketing Competition

The Agricultural & Resource Economics (“ARE”) Department at NCSU is sending a student team to the National Grocers Association (“NGA”) National Marketing Competition in February 2018.  NCSU and ARE have sent many student teams to national competitions in the past, […]

Oct 24, 2017

ARE Economist Wally Thurman Develops a New Tax Calculator which Puts a Price Tag on Land Conservation

ARE Economist and CEnREP affiliate Wally Thurman develops a tax calculator which puts a price tag on land Conservation. It takes a more sophisticated economic study to determine how state tax incentives, overlaid on top of the federal tax code, […]

Oct 24, 2017

What Will North Carolina’s Economy Look Like in 2050?

A new book by ARE economist Mike Walden examines the economic drivers that will play a role in shaping North Carolina over the coming decades, and what that will likely mean for North Carolina’s economy and institutions.  

Oct 5, 2017

Michael Walden was Keynote Speaker at the “Business North Carolina” Magazine Annual Awards Meeting

ARE Economist, Michael Walden, spoke at the annual N.C. Mid-Market Fast 40 luncheon in Pinehurst on October 2nd. He discussed the subject of his new book, North Carolina Beyond the Connected Age:  The Tar Heel State in 2050 (UNC Press), which focuses […]

Oct 5, 2017

Brittany Whitmire, ARE Extension Associate, Plans to Develop a Virtual Dairy Farm Tour

Brittany Whitmire and Dr. Shannon Davidson (Animal Science) are partnering to develop a virtual dairy farm tour that will help increase awareness and understanding of North Carolina’s dairy industry through a 2017-18 Gore Innovation Grant. This will be a collaborative effort between […]

Oct 2, 2017

Derek Washburn Receives Pride of the Wolfpack Award

Derek Washburn, NC Farm School Associate, has received The Pride of the Wolfpack Award! The Pride of the Wolfpack Award recognizes individual employees for a special or unique contribution to their college, business unit, or NC State University. Derek is being […]