Regional Development

Dec 14, 2021

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.

Oct 25, 2021

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.

Jul 26, 2021

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.

Jan 19, 2021

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.

Nov 27, 2020

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.

Oct 12, 2020

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.

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.

Apr 29, 2020

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.

Jan 13, 2020

Walden at the 2020 NC Bankers Association Economic Conference

Walden told the crowd what to expect for NC's economy in 2020.

Sep 19, 2019

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.