Philadelphia Inquirer: Why Pa. could see more chicken farming due to climate change

April 20, 2020

This story summarizes a state climate-change impacts report prepared by the college's Environment and Natural Resources Institute. Similar coverage appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Federal officials scramble to toss lifeline to dairy farmers facing turmoil as restaurants, schools close

April 19, 2020

Futures prices that have dropped as much as 25% due to the COVID-19 pandemic will hurt small dairy farms that generally have a higher debt load and little cash on hand, says Dave Swartz, Penn State Extension assistant director for animal systems programs.

Forbes: Coronavirus -- How CDC lab contamination, and a failure to cooperate globally, led to catastrophe

April 19, 2020

Ottar Bjornstad, Distinguished Professor of Entomology and Biology and Huck Chair of Epidemiology, comments on what it would take to keep the novel coronavirus from become globally endemic.

Lancaster Farming: Now is the Time...

April 18, 2020

In his weekly column, Extension Educator Leon Ressler cites Penn State information about farmers market safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lancaster Farming: Dates on labels -- Reducing food waste

April 18, 2020

This column was authored by Mary Alice Gettings, registered dietitian and food, families and health and extension educator.

Pottsville Republican Herald: Turkey farm set to reopen

April 18, 2020

Poultry Extension Educator Gregory Martin comments on coronavirus-related supply chain bottlenecks that have caused some producers to cull their flocks.

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: 'Everybody has decided to garden this year' -- Surge of interest in growing food reported

April 18, 2020

This article quotes Penn State Master Gardener Sue Konvolinka and features tips from an extension article authored by Master Gardener Pamela Hubbard.

Daily Collegian: How Penn State plans to hold its annual Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale remotely

April 17, 2020

This article quotes Brian Egan, equine science instructor, and animal science majors Scarlett Loya and Emma Murgas.

Seed World: Researchers find significant economic losses due to soybean diseases

April 17, 2020

Paul Esker, assistant professor of epidemiology and crop pathology, and Ananda Bandara and Dilooshi Weerasooriya, postdoctoral scholars in the Esker research group, discuss a recently published study. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

The National Interest: An infectious disease expert explains what a super spreader is

April 17, 2020

This article, which appeared originally in The Conversation, was authored by Beth McGraw, professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics.

Gant News, Clearfield: Penn State Extension offers growing portfolio of coronavirus-related resources

April 17, 2020

This article promotes the Penn State Extension coronovirus/COVID-19 web portal. Similar coverage also appeared in the Elwood City Ledger, Bradford Era, WeAreCentralPa.com (WTAJ-TV, Altoona) and other outlets.

Reading Eagle: Spotted lanternfly hatch time is approaching in southeastern Pennsylvania

April 17, 2020

This story quotes Emelie Swackhamer, horticulture extension educator.

WMPT-TV (Fox43), York: What's being done to prevent a meat shortage after hundreds of meat processing plant workers test positive for COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Gregory Martin, poultry extension educator, comments for this story.

Clearfield Progress: Pennsylvania 4-H offers home activities program to keep youth engaged

April 16, 2020

Joshua Rice, Penn State Extension assistant director for 4-H programs, is quoted in this story, which also appeared in the Bucks Local News (Lansdale) and other outlets.

Agri-View: Reduced-, no-till can reduce organic-soybean production costs

April 16, 2020

This article highlights research led by John Wallace, assistant professor of weed science.

HowStuffWorks.com: Supply Chain 101 -- What happens when our food supply is disrupted by a pandemic?

April 16, 2020

This article quotes Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate in food science, and Gregory Martin, poultry extension educator.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): The meat at the supermarket is safe to eat; meat processors remain at risk of coronavirus

April 15, 2020

Jonathan Campbell, associate professor of animal science and extension meat specialist, says there's little risk of coronavirus being transmitted via meat.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Quarantine activity -- Plant a garden that helps support bees

April 15, 2020

Connie Schmotzer, consumer horticulture extension educator, offers advice for creating a pollinator garden. This article was syndicated and appeared in newspapers nationwide.

UPI: Income inequality is getting worse in U.S. urban areas

April 15, 2020

This article was co-authored by Brian Thiede, assistant professor of rural sociology, sociology, and demography; Leif Jensen, Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography, and Jaclyn Butler, a doctoral student in rural sociology. Originally written for The Conversation, it was published by two dozen other news outlets.

BCTV.org, Reading: Penn State Master Gardeners spearhead effort to support health care workers

April 15, 2020

Nancy Knauss, state Master Gardener coordinator, talks about an effort to seek funding to provide a hanging basket or collection of herbs and vegetables, along with a note of appreciation and care instructions, to 1,500 front-line health care staff at two Penn State Health facilities. Similar coverage appeared in Morning Ag Clips and other outlets.

Carlisle Sentinel: Penn State experts -- Coronavirus not spread by food

April 14, 2020

This article quotes Cathy Cutter, professor of food science, and Martin Bucknavage, senior food safety extension associate. Similar coverage appeared in the Altoona Mirror, Milton Standard-Journal and other outlets.

American Agriculturist: Drown out spotted lanternfly eggs with soybean oil

April 14, 2020

Heather Leach, extension associate in entomology, comments on the relative value of ovicides to kill spotted lanternfly eggs versus using other methods for controlling nymphs after they have hatched.

Science Daily: Fruit may mask taste of dark green vegetables in commercial baby foods

April 13, 2020

This story describes research led by John Hayes, associate professor of food science, Alyssa Bakke, staff sensory scientist in the Department of Food Science. Similar coverage also appeared in FreshPlaza.com, News-Medical.net, FoodProcessing.com and other outlets.

WHTM-TV (ABC27), Harrisburg: COVID-19 causing poultry industry concerns, euthanization of chickens

April 13, 2020

Gregory Martin, poultry extension educator, discusses poultry production issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Harrisburg Patriot-News (via PennLive.com): A plant ‘shroud of death,’ saving our ash, and overwatering pots: The latest in gardening research

April 12, 2020

This article highlights research on ash trees led by Kim Steiner, professor of forest biology and director of The Arboretum at Penn State.

Lock Haven Express: Keeping it green -- The rise of the sweet potato

April 11, 2020

In this column, Tom Butzler, horticulture extension educator, discusses research on sweet potato varieties for potential production in Pennsylvania.

NBCnews.com: Authorities work to keep Amish communities informed amid coronavirus pandemic

April 11, 2020

Penn State Extension efforts to educate the Amish about COVID-19 -- including a weekly column in Lancaster Farming authored by Leon Ressler, agronomy extension educator -- are cited in this story.

Business Insider: Risks of coronavirus infection from packages are 'extremely low,' even though the virus could live on surfaces for days, one expert says

April 10, 2020

The risk of contracting coronavirus from packages is very low, says Beth McGraw, professor and Huck Scholar in Entomology and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics.

Wyoming County Press Examiner: Spotted lanternfly poses risks locally

April 10, 2020

This story mentions Penn State Extension spotted lanternfly resources and an economic impact study conducted by researchers in the college.

Lancaster Farming: Coronavirus panic shopping adds to egg demand

April 10, 2020

Egg shortages in stores during the pandemic are not a supply issue but a distribution issue, says Gregory Martin, poultry extension educator.

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