Stories From 2020

Jul 27, 2020

Pork, Pandemics and Politics: U.S. Agricultural Trade with China

In a year of volatile markets and culminating trade agreements, what can we expect from U.S. exports to China of agricultural products? If the past few months are any indicator, we may need to expect the unexpected.

Jul 9, 2020

Financial Resources for COVID Relief for NC Agribusinesses

COVID-19 has affected every industry, including agriculture. Business owners needing financial assistance can check our list of resources to see what organizations may be able to assist them.

Jul 8, 2020

What Happens When Pilot Program Expires: A Closer Look at USDA’s Rule

North Carolina's supply chain is slated to end on October 20, 2020. Find out what will happen if NC's hemp industry has to follow new rules.

Jun 30, 2020

Not Goodbye, Just See ‘Ya Later: Mitch Renkow Retires

Mitch Renkow will be retired effective July 1, 2020 but we are pleased to announce he has been awarded emeritus status with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Jun 30, 2020

Webinar for Woodland Owners – Land Ownership, Liability and the Law

Andrew Branan presented on the legal aspects of forest ownership.

Jun 16, 2020

NC Ag Law Update (Dicamba, NC Farm Act & Smokeable Hemp Ban)

Andrew Branan analyzes recent headlines through the lens of agricultural law.

Jun 16, 2020

How Do You Determine Demand for Water Quality Improvements when Monetary Resources are Scarce?

New research in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene analyzes the willingness to pay for in-home water filtration in rural northern Ghana.

Jun 12, 2020

2020 Caneberry Survey on Pricing, COVID-19 Impacts

This year, additional questions have been added to the survey to capture the impact of COVID-19 on caneberry prices and caneberry operations.

Jun 11, 2020

Coit: Action Needed for North Carolina’s Hemp Program

As we approach the October 31, 2020 deadline when all state pilot programs are set to expire, North Carolina (NC) faces a unique challenge in terms of how to proceed with its hemp program.

May 29, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Shuyang Wang

Shuyang's advice for PhD candidates: "Enjoy every moment of your PhD life. It might not be easy but it will be worth it."