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Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics

Economist Mike Walden

Jul 14, 2023

You Decide: What’s the Real Poverty Rate?

Economist Mike Walden shares why calculating poverty rate is difficult, and if there has been any progress in reducing the poverty rate. 

Female student sitting on rocky Irish coast

Jun 26, 2023

Third-Generation Beekeeper Explores Irish Agricultural Practices

CALS alumna and third-generation beekeeper Jessie Cline immersed herself in Irish culture while advancing her passion for honey bees. 

Economist Mike Walden

Apr 21, 2023

You Decide: How Does North Carolina Compare On Taxes?

Now that the tax deadline has passed, are you curious about how North Carolina measures up to other states in terms of taxes? An NC State expert breaks down the latest state rankings. 

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

Mar 10, 2023

You Decide: Will North Carolina Be a Leader in New Energy?

With new technologies on the rise, the energy economy can seem to shift in various directions. Is North Carolina positioned to capitalize on these new paths? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Dec 16, 2022

You Decide: Will 2023 Be Naughty or Nice?

As 2022 ends and 2023 begins, we face two economic challenges: inflation and recession. Will inflation return to normal in 2023, and will it take a recession to do so? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Sep 9, 2022

You Decide: Should the Fed Stop Influencing Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve keeps a close eye on the inflation rate and has some tools in its kit to deal address arising issues. How have those tools been used in the past, and what are they doing now? 

an aerial view of skyline in downtown raleigh

Jul 15, 2022

You Decide: Are We Already in a Recession?

The word recession has been floating around public discourse recently. What does it mean, and what do the numbers show? 

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.