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Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Apr 9, 2021

You Decide: Was Popping the Mileage Fee Balloon a Good Idea?

The idea of a mileage fee for vehicles was recently floated before being left off the proposed infrastructure plan. What did the fee include, and what was it looking to address? 


Apr 7, 2021

CALS Names New Department Head

JunJie Wu will bring his expertise in agricultural and environmental policy and his passion for teaching, research and extension education to NC State as department head for Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

Economist Mike Walden

Mar 30, 2021

NC Farming and Food: A Look Back and Ahead with Mike Walden

What trends will shape NC's farms and food? As NC State University economist Mike Walden retires, he shares a look back and ahead. 

Woman with small goat on her shoulder

Mar 26, 2021

NC Farm School Helps Farms Get Off to a Solid Start

With NC Farm School's help, two couples are turning their farmland into sustainable new businesses with the potential to grow agritourism. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Mar 26, 2021

You Decide: Are We Looking at a Test of MMT?

Modern monetary theory looks to have a big test ahead of it. What questions is it looking to answer? 

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Mar 19, 2021

N.C. ‘Economic Oracle’ to Retire This Month

Mike Walden is ending his 43-year NC State career, but he's planning to continue to explain complex economics issues and trends in North Carolina and beyond. 

Photo of rice grains.

Mar 12, 2021

Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields

Long-term study in the Philippines tracks the effects of warming temperatures on yields of a staple crop – rice. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Mar 12, 2021

You Decide: Are There Costs to the New COVID Stimulus Bill?

With the passing of the new stimulus bill, what effects could we see unfold in the future? 

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Mar 3, 2021

Meg Anderson Talks About Teamwork, Community and Being an Ambassador

Serving as an Ambassador for the Agricultural Business Management program kept Meg Anderson connected to her peers even when campus was closed. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Feb 12, 2021

You Decide: How Will A Higher Minimum Wage Affect Workers?

With talk of raising the minimum wage going around, what are some of the potential outcomes of that raise?