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As farmers markets continue to grow — fueled by demand for locally grown and produced foods — so does the need to educate consumers about potential food safety hazards, according to food safety specialists with Penn State Extension.
Food for thought: Eight tips for making good choices at farmers markets
June 28, 2018
When it comes to shopping at farmers markets, a little know-how can go a long way in keeping you and your family safe from foodborne illness, advises a food safety educator with Penn State Extension.
Farmers in places such as Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, will likely have to change their corn-growing strategies to succeed in the future, researchers say. Farmers in that area may have to plant corn earlier and even use irrigation -- as they now do in much of the Midwest -- to maintain corn yields adequate to sustain dairy farms.
Climate projections suggest Lancaster County corn yields in jeopardy by 2050
June 25, 2018
Climate projections indicate more warming will occur in the Northeast than other sections of the United States, and that has implications for corn crops and dairy farms in the region by 2050, researchers warn.
Fall armyworm larvae have caused an estimated $2.5 billion to $6.2 billion in damage annually to maize in sub-Saharan Africa since the pest arrived there in 2016.
'Nuru' becomes African farmers' newest ally against fall armyworm
June 25, 2018
Penn State researchers have joined forces with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization to release the first app, called Nuru, to help African farmers recognize fall armyworm — a new and fast-spreading crop pest in sub-Saharan Africa — so that they can take immediate steps to destroy it and curb its spread.
Penn State researchers are studying how feeding damage caused by the spotted lanternfly affects grapevine health and the quality and quantity of the fruit. Here, volunteers from Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center help prepare holes for planting grapevines at Manatawny Creek Vineyard in Berks County, the location of the research.
Lanternfly's penchant for -- and potential to harm -- grapevines focus of study
June 14, 2018
The spotted lanternfly is starting to sour the grape and wine industries in southeastern Pennsylvania, and research underway in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences aims to spoil the invasive pest's party.
A new report compiled by Penn State economists illustrates employment gains and losses for Pennsylvania's counties and regions. The report suggests a clear shift in jobs to southeastern Pennsylvania.
Analysis of post-recession job trends suggests existence of 'two Pennsylvanias'
June 11, 2018
An analysis of employment change in the state since 2001 suggests the existence of "two Pennsylvanias" during the period from 2001 to 2017, according to economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The newly released report shows a sharp divide between southeastern Pennsylvania, with mainly job growth, and the rest of the state, with primarily job decline.