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.
New Southeast Outlook and Situation
Read Blake Brown's analysis on the economic state of animal agriculture, crops, and government programs in our region.
Finding Attorneys, Banks, and Insurance Companies That Understand Hemp
We are aggregating a list of service providers that can assist you with coverage of your hemp business ventures.
Hemp Law 101: The Regulation of Industrial Hemp
Topics include: the legal history of hemp; the need to clarify laws for farmers, producers and consumers; the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill; and remaining limitations.
NC Farm School 2019, a Class to Remember
Check out this video of NC Farm School in the field as well as interviews with recent Farm School graduates.
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.
Mike Walden: Are ominous signs of a major economic downturn staring us in the face?
Some economists see indicators of an upcoming recession. Walden explains why this may, or may not, be the case.
Walden: Now is the Time to ask for a Raise
A long, slow growth of the economy is worrisome for those who wonder when it will end. Until then, NC State economist Mike Walden says, workers have the upper hand in a tight labor market.
Southern Farmers Reckon With Push to Raise Tobacco-Buying Age
Blake Brown, an economics professor at North Carolina State University’s cooperative extension, said T-21 marks the latest in a long line of threats that have chiseled into the once vibrant trade.
Experts Examine Future of Transportation in NC
The round table was sponsored by Guilford Technical Community College and North Carolina Railroad Co. The transcript was edited for brevity and clarity.