Adapting to Saltwater Intrusion: Profitability of Salt-Tolerant Soybeans in Eastern North Carolina
In this edition of the NC State Economist, Greg Ferraro, Roderick M. Rejesus, Luke Gatiboni and Andrea Gibbs explore the issue of saltwater intrusion and sea level rise in Eastern North Carolina agriculture.
NC State Economist: What Do We Know About Wheat Procurement in North Carolina?
To better understand the unique challenges their customers face, the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association sponsored a survey of wheat buyers. Carleo and Schweizer consider the implications of this survey for the grain merchandising industry in North Carolina.
NC State Economist: The 1997 Moratorium on Construction or Expansion of Swine Farms: A Tale of Unintended Consequences
The state of North Carolina, determined to curb the negative environmental impacts of the rapidly expanding hog industry, passed new regulations.
NC State Economist: 2023 Economic Outlook: Soft or Hard Landing?
2023 will be a year of economic challenge, but also an opportunity for policy success.
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.
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.
The Contribution of Wild-Caught Seafood to NC’s Economy
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.
Specialty Crops in 2020: COVID-19 and Other Challenges
Daniel Tregeagle highlights the impact of COVID-19 on specialty crops and shares results from a recent survey of caneberry growers.
NC State Economist: New Study Explores Climate Change Impacts on North Carolina Coastal Angling
Recreational fishing is an important source of income and jobs in North Carolina. Read how could the industry be impacted by changing weather patterns.
2019 Economic Outlook: The Late Innings of Growth?
With decade-low unemployment and accelerating labor productivity – but also a trade war with China and a sputtering stock market – where will our focus lie when we look back on 2018? In this NC State Economist, Mike Walden unpacks the top economic issues and opportunities of 2018, with a look ahead to 2019.