Sustainability

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.

Nov 8, 2021

Irrigation, Water Management Play Key Roles in Smoothing Drought Impacts

Researchers take a historical view of agricultural production and weather data to learn more about farmers' responses to drought in the U.S.

Oct 31, 2021

Extension Conference Resources Roundup

Sharing knowledge and research through an annual conference is an activity that makes the Cooperative Extension stronger.

Aug 25, 2021

Climate Change and Agriculture

Agriculture is, of course, affected greatly by storms, droughts, floods, heat and cold, and that makes it vulnerable to climate change. Experts discuss how climate changes affects North Carolina ag, how ag affects climate change, and how the industry can help address it.

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.

Aug 27, 2020

Climate Change, Crop Yields and Risk Management for Farmers

Farmers are adjusting to the way climate change affects crop yield.

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.

Oct 8, 2019

Another Casualty of Climate Change? Recreational Fishing

Econometric research from ARE's Roger von Haefen and Oregon State's Steven Dundas show an adverse affect on recreation participation, specifically fishing, during extreme heat.

Jul 12, 2019

The Sustainable Management of Privately-Owned US Forests

An article published in Agricultural and Research Technology analyzed the population of woodland owners and made suggestions for extension outreach best practices.

Apr 30, 2019

ABM Alum Donny Lassiter Partners with Wrangler

The Lassiters are showcasing their conservation and stewardship efforts in partnership with Wrangler. In its “Rooted” program, Wrangler selects farmers who fit into the company’s broader commitment to sustainability under its We Care sustainability platform.