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.
Walden Presents Mid-Year Economic Report
If you missed the event, you can download Walden's presentation titled: "2019 Halftime Economic Report: Nation, North Carolina, Chatham County."
New Southeast Outlook and Situation
Read Blake Brown's analysis on the economic state of animal agriculture, crops, and government programs in our region.
Positive side to economic turmoil? Lower interest rates
“Yes, mortgage rates should trend lower,” says Walden when asked about the impact of declining prices for government bonds amidst the trade war and currency dispute with China.
Recession more likely if trade, currency wars continue, warns NCSU economist
Check out Mike Walden's interview on the trade war and its potential implications on recession.
State jobless rate remains unchanged at 4.1% in June
Walden: The state continues to add jobs, but two headwinds are at play — sluggishness of economic activity in the hurricane-impacted areas, and slowdowns in manufacturing and farming — partly due to the tariff skirmishes.
IBM-Red Hat might not mean big number of layoffs
Walden: The two firms have already had a partnership, so they have been working together. Also, the merger announcement indicated Red Hat would remain a distinct unit, and its independence would be preserved