NC State Economist: An Update on North Carolina Solar Development and Decommission Policy
Take a look at the current solar energy capabilities in North Carolina and the developing plan for decommission and disposal in the coming years.
N.C.’s Export Niche Grows
What started out as a 15-acre experiment for family-owned Scott Farms has turned into a profitable export crop. Hear from Dewey Scott and Blake Brown about the status of the sweetpotato industry in NC.
Income from NC Food, Fiber and Forestry Industries Grows
Over 17%, or $95.9 billion of the $562 billion gross state product, was contributed by value-added income from food, natural fiber and forestry industries in 2019.
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.
Potential Impacts of the 25 Percent Tariff Levied by the European Union and United Kingdom on U.S. Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Sweet Potatoes
A prolonged trade dispute could cause millions of dollars in lost value and will impact NC farmers, especially those that produce both sweet potatoes and tobacco, significantly.
North Carolina to Continue Industrial Hemp Pilot Program
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) will remain the authority for those growing hemp in North Carolina until September 2021.
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.
PIGGOTT: COVID-19 COULD HAVE LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON AG
In a new report from North Carolina State University, economist Nick Piggott says the pandemic’s impact on agriculture and food systems in North Carolina and the United States could be staggering.
Walden at the 2020 NC Bankers Association Economic Conference
Walden told the crowd what to expect for NC's economy in 2020.
Gas prices rising in North Carolina after Saudi oil facility attacks
Walden expects the increased cost of gas to be temporary, however there is one exception that could affect this projection.