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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Alumnus brings solutions local and global, old and new to farmers both big and small
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate James M. Matson has worked the world over, helping farmers and agribusinesses find solutions to their most pressing challenges.