Economics

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today featured a curated list of online resources compiled by UConn Extension for our statewide audiences, including families, businesses, and agricultural producers to help deal with the unprecedented challenges in the UConn community and around the world produced by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Associate Professor Richard Dunn was interviewed by ABC News about President […]

CAHNR in the news

The Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association conducted a study that found the green industry contributed $4.7 billion to the state’s economy in 2017, representing a 27 percent increase from 2012. The study was completed by Chris Laughton, a graduate student studying applied and resource economics, and Rigoberto Lopez, a professor in the Department of Agricultural […]

New study quantifies Connecticut green industry’s economic impact

A just-released report by CAHNR’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy, Impact of the Green Industry on Connecticut’s Economy, highlights the economic importance of ornamental horticulture in our state. “While every sector of the agriculture industry is important to the economy of Connecticut, ornamental horticulture currently accounts for more than half of the state’s […]

Economist developing tools to understand trade war effects on agriculture industry

The United States agricultural industry is one of the sectors hit hardest by recent trade wars. The United States is the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products selling, on average, more than 20 percent of its output to foreign markets. Nearly 50 percent of some crops, including wheat, cotton and soybeans, are sold abroad. […]