Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Aug 4, 2020

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.

Jul 31, 2020

You Decide: Is It Really 2030?

Business trends economists were predicting for the next 10 years are happening now. What are they, and how are they working in the current environment?

Jul 27, 2020

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.

Jul 23, 2020

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?

Jul 17, 2020

You Decide: Can Good Things Come From Bad Times?

Historically, how have businesses and economies changed when coming out of economic crises?

Jul 14, 2020

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.

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.

Jul 6, 2020

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?

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.

Jul 3, 2020

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.