Animal Agriculture

Jan 9, 2020

Branan and Chatham County Sheriff Discuss Loose Livestock

It is important for both law enforcement and livestock owners to be informed of the legal ramifications of loose livestock.

Dec 9, 2019

Branan Discusses Swine Lawsuits with Producers in Wilson County

Check out the Andrew's presentation on the legality of the hog nuisance lawsuits.

Nov 18, 2019

Branan Discusses Farm Nuisance at American Agricultural Law Association Annual Meeting

Oral arguments in the hog nuisance appeal will be heard January 28-31, 2020.

Nov 14, 2019

Are Greater Cattle and Grains Production the Solution to the Coming Worldwide Hunger Catastrophe?

Is “more food” the answer? This study uses World Bank data and path/structural equation modeling to determine the veracity of this position versus another.

Oct 21, 2019

VR Dairy Farm Tours at the Sunbelt Ag Expo

The Discover NC Dairy 360° VR Headsets Project was an interactive feature at the 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo where North Carolina was the "Spotlight State."

Oct 10, 2019

Branan Discusses Employment Law Issues at Carolina Meat Conference

See Andrew's presentation on farm labor at animal operations.

Oct 8, 2019

Bee Colony Collapse and Market Adaptation

ARE's Wally Thurman and co-authors Randal Rucker and Michael Burgett assess the effects, or lack thereof, of colony collapse on agricultural markets and pollination fees.

Sep 23, 2019

A U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: Potential Benefits to U.S. Beef

Blake Brown explains both the positive effects a trade agreement would have on the beef industry as well as the barriers to achieving such a trade deal.

Jun 24, 2019

Discover NC Dairy 360° VR Headsets Project Update

Agent training sessions were held in Mills River, Statesville and Raleigh. Brittany Whitmire (ARE) and Dr. Shannon Davidson (ANS), both NCSU Extension, partnered with the NC Pork Council and The Dairy Alliance to deliver these workshops. Results of the VR program will be shared and discussed at the NC State Extension conference in October.

Mar 7, 2019

Piggott Presents to House Ag Committee

Nick gave his presentation, "US and NC Agricultural Outlook," to the House Ag Committee.