Posts tagged Dr. Mike Walden

Today’s Topic: Economic impact of agriculture, agribusiness grows to $78 billion

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture and agribusiness’ value to our state’s economy continues to grow, according to the latest analysis by N.C. State University economist Mike Walden. The industry contributes $77.9 billion to our state’s economy, according to Walden’s study. That’s […]

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Today’s Topic: Economic impact of N.C. agriculture, agribusiness increases to $77 billion

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The economic impact of agriculture and agribusiness in North Carolina was $77 billion in 2011, according to a study by N.C. State University economist Mike Walden. That’s a 7.5 percent increase over 2010. The various sectors of […]

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Today’s Topic: Ag Development Forum takes place Feb. 2

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The seventh annual Ag Development Forum will take place Thursday, Feb. 2, at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Farmers, agribusiness professionals and the public are invited to the event, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “N.C. puts its weight behind gluten-free cause,” News & Observer: When state officials sought to shut down a Durham […]

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Agriculture/agribusiness still top industry in North Carolina

Agriculture/agribusiness continues to be North Carolina’s leading industry, according to the latest economic impact analysis by N.C. State University economist Mike Walden. His report was released June 11 at the N.C. Agribusiness Council’s legislative luncheon, where I was the guest speaker. The ag industry contributed $70.1 billion to the state’s economy and employed 700,000 people […]

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