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Farms, Food and You

Issues in agriculture affect not just farmers. They influence our lives every day. Explore these issues with NC State University experts and others with ties to agriculture and food-related industries in North Carolina and beyond.

Mike Walden Looks Back and Ahead on NC Agriculture and Food

NC State economist Mike Walden shares his observations on food and farming in North Carolina over the past four decades and trends that might influence these sectors in the future.

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Next Episode: Veterans in NC Agriculture

Amid rising interest in the role that military veterans play in American agriculture, four of them discuss their experiences in farming and homesteading and a program to help those who’ve served our country pursue agricultural careers.

$92.7 Billion

Food, fiber and forestry industries contribute over $92.7 billion annually to North Carolina’s economy. That’s 17 percent of the state’s $538 billion gross state product, according to “Agriculture and Agribusiness: North Carolina’s Number One Industry.”

Source: CALS Economist Mike Walden