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Two men holding a tray of lettuce in front of a shipping container farm lit in purple

Jul 21, 2020

The Future of North Carolina Agriculture

Farmers are the backbone of North Carolina’s $92.7 billion agriculture and agribusiness industry. What opportunities do industry leaders see as keys to a successful future? And how are NC State Extension and research helping position them to make the most of those opportunities? Learn more in the latest episode of Farms, Food and You. 

Extension agent and farmer in a farm field.

Jul 7, 2020

The State of North Carolina Agriculture

North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry remains a powerhouse, generating about one-sixth of the state’s income and jobs. In the latest episode of Farms, Food and You, hear more about a recently released industry snapshot and hear what farmers and others have to say about the state of the industry today. 

Woman and man examine plants in a hemp field

Jul 6, 2020

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. 

William Culpepper Family

May 27, 2020

Generational Generosity Supports Agribusiness Breakthroughs

Growing up in Rocky Mount, Bill Culpepper planned to go back home after graduation, but the Vietnam War and his introduction to agribusiness changed his plans and his life. Now, he and his family -- three generations Wolfpack strong -- are making a significant gift to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to support future agribusiness breakthroughs. 

Mar 25, 2020

NC State Extension Launches Portal for COVID-19 Resources

NC State Extension specialists and subject matter experts launched a COVID-19 Resources and Information Portal to provide research-based information to help North Carolinians navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Oct 2, 2018

Impact of Minimum Wages on the U.S. Agricultural Sector

Increasing minimum wages have agribusinesses and farm operators worried. What is the impact of state and federal minimum wage laws on farm profits, products and profitability? In this NC State Economist, we explore the impact of state and federal minimum wage laws on farm employment and wages. 

Grapes on a conveyor

May 20, 2016

Ag and agbiz worth $84 billion in NC

Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — make up an $84 billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, contributing one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, according to the latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden. 

Aug 10, 2015

Joint venture: Troxler and Linton partner to teach agribusiness course

The course is an example of the innovative approach that CALS uses to prepare the next generation workforce for agribusiness in North Carolina and beyond. 

Aug 10, 2015

The Economy Boosters

How do we grow our No. 1 economic engine – agriculture – in North Carolina and boost the state’s agricultural economy to $100 billion? And what is the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ ongoing role in making this happen? 

Apr 3, 2012

Program awards funds to expand 13 agribusinesses

The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share program this week announced the recipients of its 2012 equipment cost share awards.