Extension

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

Leaves of Three, Let It Be: How to Identify Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, oak and sumac are itchy summer staples in North Carolina. Matt Jones, horticulture expert with N.C. Cooperative Extension helps us identify poisonous plants.

Jul 6, 2020

Economic Perspective: Is Inflation Really Subdued?

Calculating inflation during the downturn can be tricky as 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.

Jun 30, 2020

Berrying On

This year's berry crops yielded lessons in adaptability for Extension experts. They weighed strawberries in the garage, delivered masks to farms, connected via technology and never stopped listening.

Jun 26, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Fed’s Forecasts

The Federal Reserve recently released their economic forecasts for the next few years. What do they look like?

Jun 24, 2020

Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks

Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success.

Jun 19, 2020

You Decide: Are We In For a Strong Economic Recovery?

With new data in from national and state jobs reports, how does the economy look as we move through the summer?

Jun 17, 2020

Farmworker Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Farmworkers are essential to our lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their work hasn’t stopped. Learn more about the risks they face and what NC State Extension and others are doing to help lower those risks.