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NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Apr 19, 2024

You Decide: Why Are Jobs Increasing?

Is the booming rate of job growth sustainable? NC State economist Mike Walden looks at the factors driving a bullish labor market and whether those trends are likely to continue. 

Field Crops at Tidewater Research Station

Apr 8, 2024

First of Its Kind

NC State experts contributed to a new web-based tool that can help farmers nationwide with decision-making on phosphorus and potassium fertilizers. 

Economist Mike Walden

Apr 5, 2024

You Decide: What’s the Future of Small Business?

Will the future be easier or harder for small businesses? NC State economist Mike Walden says the birth rate, labor costs, technology and other factors will determine the answer. 

Economist Mike Walden

Mar 22, 2024

You Decide: Can Homeownership Be Made More Affordable?

With the rising cost of housing, homeownership has become harder to achieve for many Americans. Economist Mike Walden weighs whether lower interest rates, selective locations or affordable housing initiatives are the best path forward. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Mar 8, 2024

You Decide: What Are the Key Challenges for North Carolina’s Future?

Economist Mike Walden outlines some of the challenges that lie ahead for North Carolina as a growing state grappling to define future needs. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Feb 23, 2024

You Decide: Has the State Labor Market Changed Since COVID?

Have there been significant changes to the North Carolina labor market since 2020? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Feb 9, 2024

You Decide: What Went Right to Prevent the 2023 Recession?

Many economists predicted a recession in 2023. But consumers flipped the script on the experts. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jan 26, 2024

You Decide: Will the Fed Be Involved in Politics in 2024?

The Federal Reserve's decisions have far reaching implications. What impacts could the Fed's actions have in an election year? 

men wearing hats look at raw pieces of meat

Jan 18, 2024

Meat Processing: Educating the Next Generation

This episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast explores the meat processing industry, the challenge it faces in finding trained workers, and how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is working to help meet that need. 

Economist Mike Walden

Jan 12, 2024

You Decide: Are Living Costs and Inflation Lower in NC?

Economist Mike Walden weighs how inflation impacts the cost of living in North Carolina and what population growth might mean for the future.