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Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics

Sarah Maddry wearing her gown and other graduation regalia.

Dec 8, 2020

Sarah Maddry: Finding a Career Opportunity in Challenging Times

Despite a global pandemic, NC State CALS graduate and former Ag Institute Ambassador Sarah Maddry couldn't have asked for a better senior year. 

Picture of Jennifer Badger inside a Fresh Market store

Nov 9, 2020

I AM CALS: Alumna Feeds the Demand for Local Foods

As consumers search for more local products in their stores, it’s up to 2016 CALS graduate Jennifer Badger to meet the demand at East Coast locations of The Fresh Market. 

A corn field in North Carolina

Jul 22, 2020

Returning to Farming’s Roots in the Battle Against the ‘Billion-Dollar Beetle’

A new study by entomologists at the University of Arizona in collaboration with CALS' associate professor Zack Brown reaffirms the importance of crop rotation and diversification in combating the western corn rootworm’s resistance to biotech crops. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Apr 3, 2020

Economic Perspective: What Makes a Recession or Depression

What's the difference between a recession and a depression, and how are they defined? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Mar 19, 2020

Economic Perspective: Potential Government Responses to the Coronavirus

There are a few tactics being discusses as to how the government can respond to the coronavirus. What are they, and what are their implications? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Feb 26, 2020

You Decide: Could a Virus Take Down the Economy?

With all the unknown that comes with viruses and outbreaks, what sort of impact could they have on our economy? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Feb 18, 2020

Economic Perspective: Are We Driving Less?

The automobile has always been a staple of every day life in our country, but does recent data show we're driving less? If so, how could this impact the future? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Feb 3, 2020

Economic Perspective: States People Liked to Move to in 2019

With some of the data from 2019 coming in, how popular were certain states in regards to how many people moved into and out of them. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Dec 20, 2019

Economic Perspective: Costs of Living

Cost of living gets thrown around a lot, but can that vary within a state as well as across the country? 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Nov 29, 2019

Economic Perspective: Mini Cities

Mini cities are popping up across the country, and even some in North Carolina. What does this concept entail?