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farmer in sorghum field

Jul 22, 2021

Income from NC Food, Fiber and Forestry Industries Grows

The latest figures from NC State University Professor Emeritus Mike Walden show that agriculture and agribusiness generate one-sixth of the state’s income and jobs. 

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Jun 18, 2021

You Decide: What Is Inflation, and Is It Higher?

How is inflation calculated, and how do recent numbers in our economy look? 

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. 

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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. 

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Feb 5, 2021

Five Questions with Harrison Fell

A leader in the field of energy economics, NC State's Harrison Fell focuses on research with important implications for climate change. 

cotton in the field

Sep 11, 2019

Gene Drives: Setting Limits

A new study shows that public support for gene drives in agriculture is tied to limits. Zack Brown of NC State's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is among the authors. 

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Dec 26, 2018

The N.C. Economy: A Look Ahead

How is North Carolina’s economy shaping up for 2019? NC State University economist Mike Walden predicts that while growth may slow, it won’t be bad overall. 

Johnny Barnes and Bryan Salmons in a facility where sweet potatoes are packaged for sale.

Jan 25, 2018

New Program Addresses the Business of Farming

The Executive Farm Management Program aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale. 

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Feb 9, 2017

Economists Share 2017 Outlook at Ag Development Forum

Dr. Mike Walden discussed some of the key economic goals of the new administration, while Dr. Blake Brown focused on the outlook for North Carolina’s farmers. 

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Sep 22, 2016

NC State to Study Economic Value of Improving Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that NC State University is one of six universities awarded a total of $4.8 million in funding to work with local communities to better understand the economic value of water quality.