Local Food, Local Opportunities
Interest in locally grown food has grown over the past two decades, and the pandemic has brought more attention to this important segment of North Carolina's agriculture industry. But it's also brought challenges and opportunities.
Student Turns Challenging Circumstance into Opportunity for Growth
Despite facing disappointment after a cancelled summer internship, Kailee decided to use her time to help others face the pandemic as well as boost her entrepreneurial skills.
Economic Perspective: Recovery In Goods Versus Services
There's usually a common trend in recessions between spending on goods and services. Has that trend followed in this current recession?
You Decide: Can Good Things Come From Bad Times?
Historically, how have businesses and economies changed when coming out of economic crises?
Alumna Designs and Donates Masks with Farmworker Safety in Mind
Designer Lisbeth Carolina Arias’ latest creation, colorful cloth masks, will help protect farmworkers in North Carolina through a partnership with NC State Extension.
Financial Resources for COVID Relief for NC Agribusinesses
COVID-19 has affected every industry, including agriculture. Business owners needing financial assistance can check our list of resources to see what organizations may be able to assist them.
Economic Perspective: Is Inflation Really Subdued?
Calculating inflation during the downturn can be tricky in the unusual circumstances. Do the numbers accurately reflect the current circumstances?
Ag, Agribusiness Generate a Sixth of N.C. Income, Jobs
The latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden show the industry generates $92.7 billion in annual income to the state. However, the number for 2020 will likely fall due to COVID-19.
Cherokee Culture Factors Strongly in EBCI 4-H Programs
With limited internet and cell service, North Carolina Extension Agent Sally Dixon created unique virtual 4-H programs that gets youth away from their screens.
You Decide: How Long Will North Carolina’s Recovery Take
How long could it take North Carolina to recover from the economic downturn? NC State economist Mike Walden gives his take on the issue.