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  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Mar 26, 2020

    This time every spring, trout fishermen start getting "antsy." With the traditional opener still nearly a month away, most wile away their time doing other things, including odious yard work. However, if a sportsman wants to fish for trout during the days leading up to regular trout season, he has some options. If a fisherman peeks inside the booklet accompanying his fishing license, he will discover that quite a few trout stream sections are open to trout fishing prior to the traditional...

  • Opening Day for Trout in Pa. Set for April 18

    Mar 26, 2020

    On March 16, the Fish and Boat Commission announced there will be a single, statewide opening day for trout season – April 18 – instead of two regional opening days, in response to coronavirus concerns. These changes, effective immediately, also include accelerating trout stocking operations and eliminating volunteer participation; and adding more convenient ways to purchase fishing licenses online and display proof of a fishing license and boating documents on a digital device. "Thank you to the anglers and boaters of Pennsylvania for the...

  • State Game Commission Closes Shooting Ranges

    Mar 26, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently announced it is closing all shooting ranges on state game lands, effective immediately, until further notice. The closure includes rifle, shotgun, pistol, and archery ranges. Given Gov. Tom Wolf’s March 19 updated guidance to help control the spread of COVID-19, the Game Commission will not have the staffing to service these ranges, which require routine maintenance. Additionally, many of these ranges can become very crowded and represent a potential risk to the spread of COVID-19. To further m...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Mar 26, 2020

    Said the Robin to the Sparrow, "I should really like to know Why these anxious human beings Rush about and worry so." Said the Sparrow to the Robin, "My friend, it must be That they have no Heavenly Father such as cares for you and me." I thought of this little rhyme last week when I watched a robin hopping cheerfully in our lawn. He didn't seem worried in the least about a lurking virus in the world in which he lived. But for those of us who can't depend on catching an unlucky earthworm for a...

  • Claysburg Education Foundation to Hold Summer STEM Arts Program

    Mar 26, 2020

    Claysburg Education Foundation Announces 2020 Summer STEM Arts Program The Claysburg Education Foundation is pleased to announce a 12-day “Stem and the Arts 2020 Program.” The dates will be June 15-18, July 6-9 and July 20-23 at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for students. This project is being coordinated by Claysburg-Kimmel School District with parents of Claysburg-Kimmel providing support services. Funding is being provided by the Claysburg Education Foundation with volunteer support from the Claysburg area communi...

  • The Herald Announces Changes to the Cove Calendar

    Mar 26, 2020

    Publisher Allan J. Bassler has announced changes to the Cove Calendar, Williamsburg Calendar and the creation of a Faith Calendar. “These changes are intended to provide the community with more accurate information about Cove events,” Bassler said. “We understand that there might be some concern about these changes in the community, but these are intended to make things better.” The changes will go into effect with the April 2, 2020, edition of the Herald. These changes apply to the Cove Calendar, which usually appears on Page B-1 of the pri...

  • Lines by Lee

    PASTOR LEE SEESE, Correspondent|Mar 26, 2020

    I strongly considered writing about something other than dealing with the coronavirus. But it is about all that anyone is talking about and dealing with at the moment. Much has changed even since my last column appeared. Much more will change in the six days between my deadline and the publication. The senior trip that my son looked forward to for years has been canceled. My sister in England found out that a co-worker has the virus. The U.S. economy has been dramatically affected. Friends have...

  • Thought for the Week

    Mar 26, 2020

    Scriptures to Read: Acts 26:24-26 Acts 26:27-29 Acts 26:30-32 Isaiah 52:13-53:3 Isaiah 53:4-13 Psalm 16:8-11 Genesis 3:13-15 Isaiah 9:6-7 The passage before us is Acts 26:1-23. We do not know if everything said in this interview was recorded. Paul has now come to a place of invitation. His word is: "...I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen – the Messiah would suffer and as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to His own people a...

  • Finding Faith During Easter Celebrations Around the World

    Mar 26, 2020

    For many Christians, modern Easter celebrations would not be complete without bonnets, bunnies and colored eggs. As fun as those components can be, Christianity is at the heart of Easter, which is the most important date on the Christian religious calendar. Easter Sunday marks the culmination of events that shaped the beliefs and teachings of an entire faith. Easter marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, which Christians believe occurred within days of his crucifixion and burial. The New...

  • Five Reasons Why You Need a Financial Plan Before a Recession

    Mar 26, 2020

    With speculation swirling that the U.S. economy is heading for another recession, you might be wondering what you can do to protect yourself from feeling the pinch of a slowing economy. Experts agree that proactive and prudent financial planning is key to avoiding emotion-driven decisions and maintaining a long-term orientation during times of turmoil. Those who already have a financial plan should take the time to re-evaluate its goals and strategies to ensure it can withstand a dramatic market...

  • Tips for Avoiding Credit Card Debt

    Mar 26, 2020

    Americans' credit card debt totaled $930 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, a $46 billion increase over the third quarter, according to recent data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At the same time, the proportion of borrowers whose credit card payments were 90 days late or later increased to the highest percentage recorded in almost eight years. Credit cards come with a certain amount of risk, and growing debt can cause problems ranging from stress and depression to a poor credit...

  • CDC and Prevention Note that Travel Could Be Dangerous

    Mar 26, 2020

    The global travel industry has been in turmoil since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in December 2019. Many would-be travelers, including business travelers and vacationers, canceled previously planned trips or delayed future travel plans in the hopes of reducing their risk of catching a virus that CNN estimated had claimed more than 4,000 lives across the globe between December 2019 and mid-March 2020. According to estimates from the Global Business Travel Association, business travel revenue loss totaled $820 billion across...

  • Cove Adapts to Virus-Related Restrictions As Life Goes On

    Brian Hess, Staff Writer|Mar 26, 2020

    The Spring Cove School District began providing free lunches to any child age 18 or under (including preschoolers and toddlers) at three outdoor locations across the district on Monday, March 23. These locations are Martinsburg Elementary School, Spring Cove Elementary School and the Milky Way on Dunnings Highway in East Freedom. The children must be present to receive a meal. No adult meals and no meal choices will be offered. Meals may be acquired by "drive-through" or "walk-up" on Monday thro... Full story

  • Teachers Use Parade Route to See Students

    Jill Brubaker Reigh, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Mar 26, 2020

    Teachers are by nature social creatures who are also driven to instill knowledge on our youth. Why else would one choose a profession that requires daily face-to-face interaction with children? Is it any wonder then that the new norm of social distancing is making teachers stir-crazy? While some teachers in the area choose daily walks to see their "kids," others decided on a parade. Yes, a parade. After six school days since students were in the classroom, and no end in sight, a group of...

  • Freedom Twp.'s New Fire Truck

    Mar 26, 2020

    The Freedom Township Fire Department, East Freedom, recently took delivery of a state-of-the-art 1,800-gallon water tanker from 4 Guys in Meyersdale. The new tanker includes a 1,000-gallon-per-minute pump. The truck can also be used a an engine....

  • Three Things to Know About 401(k)s in 2020

    Mar 26, 2020

    Workplace retirement plans, including 401(k)s, 403(b)s and 457 plans, provide an important long-term savings tool for many Americans. About 55 percent of U.S. workers across public and private sectors participated in workplace retirement plans in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Internal Revenue Service annually updates contribution limits and rules for 401(k)s and other workplace retirement plans, and its 2020 revision included several important changes. Here is what to know: • As of Jan. 1, 2020, employees can make ele...

  • United Way Launches Relief Fund Campaign

    Mar 26, 2020

    United Way of Blair County Launches Campaign to Create COVID-19 Relief Fund United Way of Blair County is focused on meeting critical needs in the community. This is especially true now during these uncertain times. Many community members are experiencing income loss and being faced with unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way of Blair County is dedicated to helping community members and therefore is launching a special fundraising campaign to establish a COVID-19 Relief Fund in order to be able to provide...

  • Pa. Milk Marketing Board Issues Over-Order Premium

    Mar 26, 2020

    At a March 19, 2020, special sunshine meeting held via teleconference, the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) adopted Official General Order A-1005, establishing an over-order premium of $1.00 per hundredweight effective April 1, 2020. The current over-order premium order was set to expire on March 31, 2020, making it critically important to the commonwealth’s dairy industry that the board issue the new order. “In these unprecedented times, the PMMB feels continuity is important,” Chairman Rob Barley said. “We met as a board [on March 1...

  • Central Names Rotary Student of the Month

    Mar 26, 2020

    Central High School senior Emma Lingenfelter has been named the school's Rotary Student of the Month for March. Emma is the daughter of Micah and Sarah Lingenfelter. Her school activities include Student Council, National Honor Society, soccer, track and field, World Language Club, Spanish National Honor Society and concert band. Emma's hobbies and interests include traveling, playing sports, watching professional and collegiate sports, music, swimming and going to the beach and hanging out...

  • Reading Across America

    Mar 26, 2020

    Read Across America Week was recently held at Martinsburg Elementary School. One day during the week each homeroom had a guest reader. Above, Brian Gahagan, Spring Cove School District board president, reads a story to Lou Ann Over's fifth-grade class....

  • NB Middle School Recognizes Students

    Mar 26, 2020

    Northern Bedford County Middle School, Loysburg, has announced its Students of the Month for March. Grade 6 Kasey McElgin, daughter of John and Connie McElgin, participates in softball, chorus and band. D'Angelo Wojcik, son of Renee Saltsman and Pete Wojcik, participates in soccer and reading competition. Grade 7 Aaliyah Pepple, daughter of Jacob and Kimberly Pepple, participates in volleyball, PRIDE, cheerleading and band. Bryson Free, son of Jason and Kendra Free, participates in football,...

  • DCNR Extends Closure Of Pa. Parks, Forest Facilities Statewide

    Mar 26, 2020

    On Monday, March 23, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that all facilities at state parks and forests in Pennsylvania will be closed until April 30 to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The public will still be able to access trails, lakes, forests, roads, and parking areas for passive and dispersed recreation, such as hiking. Dunn said this includes campgrounds, cabins and all overnight accommodations. Anyone with reservations in this time period will be...

  • Troopers Issue 27 Warnings on First Day of Enforcement

    Mar 26, 2020

    The Pennsylvania State Police released data on actions taken against non-life-sustaining businesses who failed to comply with Gov. Tom Wolf’s order closing their physical locations. Enforcement began on Monday, March 23, 2020. There were two warnings issued within Troop G’s area, which includes Morrisons Cove. The governor has directed the following state agencies and local officials to enforce the closure orders to the full extent of the law: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Sta...

  • Officials: Don't Call 911 with Complaints

    Mar 26, 2020

    Blair County Emergency Management is urging individuals not to call 911 to report businesses not complying with Gov. Tom Wolf’s order. The closure of non-life sustaining businesses is a measure that has been taken to control the spread of a communicable disease, COVID-1, and has been ordered by the Governor and the Secretary of Health. The closures are enforceable through criminal penalties, under the Disease Control and Prevention Law of 1955 and the Administrative Code of 1929. Concerned citizens, wishing to report non-compliant b...

  • Cove Adapts to Virus-Related Restrictions As Life Goes On

    Brian Hess, Staff Writer|Mar 26, 2020

    The Spring Cove School District began providing free lunches to any child age 18 or under (including preschoolers and toddlers) at three outdoor locations across the district on Monday, March 23. These locations are Martinsburg Elementary School, Spring Cove Elementary School and the Milky Way on Dunnings Highway in East Freedom. The children must be present to receive a meal. No adult meals and no meal choices will be offered. Meals may be acquired by “drive-through” or “walk-up” on Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “People... Full story

  • HHS Announces Grants to Provide Meals for Older Adults in Pa.

    Mar 26, 2020

    On Tuesday, March 24, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing $250 million in grants from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help communities provide meals for older adults. Pennsylvania received a grant for $10,196,062. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provided the additional funding for the nutrition services programs authorized by the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965. These programs provide meals to more than 2.4 million older adults...

  • Area Students Earn Degrees at Indiana, Pennsylvania

    Mar 26, 2020

    The following students from Blair County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of December 2019 and January 2020 Claysburg: David Michael Cowher, M.S. in Applied Mathematics Duncansville: Andrew Williams Gottshall, B.S. in Accounting; Emily Rose Gottshall, B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood and Special Education; Braden J. Lishinsky, M.A. in Employment and Labor Relations Hollidaysburg: Joshua Stephen Bickley, B.S. in Finance; Hayley Morgan Rosen, M.A. in Clinic Mental Health Counseling, Ryan Benjamin...

  • Coronavirus Doesn't Slow the Mail

    Mar 26, 2020

    The United State Postal Service provides an essential service for complying with state or municipality shelter-in-place orders or other social distancing restrictions. The postal service delivers medications, social security checks, and is the leading delivery service for online purchases. Mail carrier Tamara Wright works her route along Allegheny Street in Martinsburg on Thursday, March 19. The USPS will continue to follow strategies and measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control... Full story

  • Building a Home? What to Ask Your Builder About Lighting

    Mar 26, 2020

    While lighting is an essential piece of new home design; it's often selected and installed at the end of the building process. What's more, statement-making decorative lighting is often not part of the initial design at all. "Many builders today are opting for only recessed lighting in new home builds. Not only does this provide inadequate light, it creates a sterile look," says Jennifer Kis, director of marketing communications for Progress Lighting. "It's important to consider decorative...

  • Cove Municipalities Close Offices Due to Coronavirus Restrictions

    Brian Hess, Staff Writer|Mar 26, 2020

    Area municipalities are closing their doors due to the coronavirus. The Herald was able to collect information from the following municipalities: Martinsburg In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s order of a statewide shutdown as the number of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania continues to grow, the Martinsburg Municipal Building is restricting visitors. Individuals who must come to the office are required to ring the door bell before entering as the doors will be locked. Personnel will be on site as usual and will be available to answer phone c... Full story

  • Sources of Reliable Information about the Coronavirus and Covid-19

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Mar 26, 2020

    The Herald is publishing as much local information as it can about the reaction to the coronavirus and COVID-19. The Herald’s niche is providing news about Morrisons Cove, so that’s what we are doing. However, we cannot capture all the news about this event on our website. And, of course, none of us are experts on public health or diseases. So in the interest of providing as much information as we can, the Herald has gathered several resources which are presenting reliable, responsible information about the virus, its spread and related fac... Full story

  • The Benefits of Smart Refrigerators

    Mar 26, 2020

    Smart technology can help people manage the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For example, people who utilize smart technology in their homes can adjust their thermostats, dim or increase lighting in a room, adjust the volume on their televisions, and lock their doors. Thanks to smart technology, homeowners can do all of those things and more in mere seconds, all without getting off the couch. Many people were quick to embrace smart technology in their living rooms, where families typically gather to watch movies and entertain guests. But...

  • Home Interior Updates You Can Make to Create a 'Wow' Factor

    Mar 26, 2020

    Whether you want to customize and enhance your living spaces for your own enjoyment or you need to prepare to stand out in a buyer's market, creating that wow factor is easy to achieve, if you know where to focus your attention. You're likely already familiar with the importance of exterior curb appeal. According to experienced realtors, it's just as important to continue that concept after walking through the front door. "As the saying goes, 'you only have one opportunity to make a first...

  • Scarlet Dragon Packs to Distribute Food March 27

    Brian Hess, Staff Writer|Mar 26, 2020

    Due to school closures, The Scarlet Dragon Packs will be distributing weekend food bags for students enrolled in the program at three locations on Friday, March 27, at the following locations: East Freedom: Through Inc. building (former East Freedom Elementary building across the street from the Freedom Township Fire Hall) – 10 to 11 a.m. Roaring Spring: The Cove Creamery (along Route 36 across from Giant Eagle and Roots in the Cove) – 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Martinsburg: Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church (300 S. Mulberry St.) – 12:30 to 1:... Full story

  • How to Extend Your Living Area to Outdoor Spaces

    Mar 26, 2020

    When warmer weather arrives, it's all about spending time in your home's outdoor spaces. Here are a few new ideas for transforming your porch, deck or yard into an oasis of relaxation. Spruce Up Before getting down to brass tacks, it's time to give your outdoor spaces a once-over and note what basic maintenance and cleaning are needed; be sure to sweep up porches and decks of debris, dust off and move outdoor furniture out of storage and prune trees and plants that need it. This may be a good...

  • Pa. Delays Primary Election Until June 2

    CHRISTEN SMITH, The Center Square|Mar 26, 2020

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously agreed Tuesday, March 24, on a plan delaying the state’s primary election until June 2 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Bill 422 heads back to the upper chamber for a concurrence vote Wednesday. House lawmakers gutted the original proposal and replaced it with language rescheduling the April 28 election for June 2 on Tuesday afternoon. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they support the move as Gov. Tom Wolf tightens restrictions on public life across the state in response to g... Full story

  • A Lesson for Homeowners in Building a Backyard Retaining Wall

    Mar 26, 2020

    Flat, even landscapes are often coveted in backyards. However, flat backyards are not always so easy to find. Fortunately, varied terrain does not mean that certain landscaping plans are entirely off limits, especially for homeowners willing to build retaining walls. Retaining walls help turn steep slopes in a yard into terraced focal points. They also can reduce soil erosion in hilly areas and can be used for aesthetic purposes, like raised planters, or to create more usable space within the...

  • President Trump Has Turned 180 Degrees on the Coronavirus

    Mar 26, 2020

    To the Editor: My wife and I were recently riding in our car when the daily White House briefing on the Covid-19 virus came on. I turned it off but she made me turn it back on. What I heard was a stunning and frighteningly ignorant performance by President Trump. And poor Dr. Fauci had to stand there and listen to the nonsense. Not only is Trump demonstrably dumber than a rock, with the vocabulary of a child, he will never take responsibility for any of his actions or failings. It’s always someone else’s fault. He has pivoted 180 degrees fro... Full story

  • What the Herald is Posting to Facebook

    Mar 26, 2020

    While we at the Herald are big fans of traditional paper newspapers, we also make use of some of those modern, new-fangled ways of communicating. We do have a website, where we post every story that appears in the print edition. We also have a Facebook page and we occasionally post there. With coronavirus-related events moving as fast as they are, we have resorted to using Facebook a little more than usual. We’re trying to get our questions and our messages out to the community a little more rapidly than our once-a-week publication schedule. W... Full story

  • Pa. Reconsiders Closing Liquor Stores

    CHRISTEN SMITH, The Center Square|Mar 26, 2020

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Sunday night, March 22, that he’s reconsidering his order to shutter liquor stores as part of the state’s coronavirus mitigation effort. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board closed 600 wine and spirits stores across the state Tuesday, March 17, under Wolf’s social distancing directive. Since then, industry trade groups and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) have raised concerns about blanket shut downs, encouraging Wolf himself to revisit the decision. “We are looking at that very serious... Full story

  • Proper Pruning is All About the Right Tool

    Mar 26, 2020

    If you are like most homeowners, you need to prune trees, shrubs, bushes and other plants in your yard from time to time. But do you know which tool is best suited for each particular job? Experts say that choosing tools wisely is key to maximizing beauty, and minimizing damage to plants. There are a few things to keep in mind as you go about selecting tools for your pruning jobs, big and small, and landscape designer Doug Scott of Redeem Your Ground in Atlanta, Ga., is sharing a few insights...

  • Did You Know?

    Mar 26, 2020

    When planning spring landscapes, homeowners should always group plants with similar water needs together. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, grouping plants with similar water needs together helps to conserve water, which can be an especially useful strategy if or when drought restrictions go into effect in summer. Homeowners also can embrace additional strategies to landscape with water conservation in mind. For example, aerating soil helps to improve water flow to plants’ roots and reduces water runoff, helping to ensure that p...

  • RS Man Leads Police on Chase; Arrested for DUI and Disorderly Conduct

    Karen Bassler, Staff Writer|Mar 26, 2020

    After being reported for driving his vehicle in reverse and attempting to elude police, a Roaring Spring man is facing two third-degree felony charges, a misdemeanor charge and several summary offenses. Timothy S. Weimert, 31, Roaring Spring, was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and DUI, both third-degree felony charges. He is also being charged with a third-degree misdemeanor for disorderly conduct. According to Roaring Spring police, at around 5:15 p.m. March 12, po...

  • NFIB Study: COVID-19 Impact on Small Business is 'Profound'

    Mar 26, 2020

    The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Research Center on March 23 released data on the effect that Covid-19 has had on small businesses: The NFIB Research Center’s latest survey on the current impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on small business offers a stark contrast from the survey released 10 days ago. The magnitude of disruption now on the small business sector is profound. Currently, 76 percent of small businesses are negatively affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus, a dramatic escalation from just under o... Full story

  • Top 5 Hottest Home Building Trends in 2020

    Mar 26, 2020

    These days, home trends are about more than good design and aesthetics – they're about creating spaces that reflect our values and are more comfortable and enjoyable to live in. From net-zero and net-positive construction to tiny minimalist homes, trends are all about your family's lifestyle. Whether you're shopping for a new home, renovating your own or creating a new build from scratch, here are some of the biggest trends you need to know for inspiration. Sustainable design: This one has b...

  • Extension Remains A Resource During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Mar 26, 2020

    The novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, known as COVID-19, has disrupted the operations of businesses, governments and other organizations across the country, including Penn State. But Penn State Extension, the educational outreach arm of the College of Agricultural Sciences, will continue to fulfill its mission during this unprecedented time, according to its statewide director, Brent Hales. “The coronavirus situation will require us to modify our operations and program delivery for a period of time,” Hales said. “But despite the c... Full story

  • Taking a Top-Down Approach to Home Exterior Updates

    Mar 26, 2020

    Whether you want to boost the beauty of your home for your own enjoyment or you’re looking to sell in the near future, experts recommend taking a top-down approach to evaluate the outside of your home. “When making updates to your home exterior, it’s helpful to think of how all the parts of the whole work together to create a unified look,” says Kate Smith, chief color maven with Sensational Color. With that in mind, here are a few remodeling ideas to get you started: The Roof A new roof not only adds aesthetic appeal, it can add value too. Ind...

  • How to Design Your Dream Custom-Built Home

    Mar 26, 2020

    There are many advantages to designing your own home. Gone are the builder-basic styles, layouts that don't work for your family and exteriors you can't tell apart from your neighbors.' To help with your planning, check out these tips. Find the right property. There are no limits to what you can create with a custom-built home, but the size and quality of your lot do impose restrictions. While you don't need to have everything decided when you purchase the property, make sure you have a general...

  • Top Ways Homeowners Can Lighten Up Their Home Workspace

    Mar 26, 2020

    Many people have found themselves working from home. Whether setting up shop at the kitchen table or creating a complete home office, here are simple hacks to make your new work environment comfortable and productive. Begin by defining your workspace. Setting up on the kitchen or dining table can work -- temporarily. The upside is that it’s quick and easy. But these rooms are typically high-traffic areas, leading to distractions. Plus, you might have to pack up work at mealtimes. Instead, re-purpose a small table and chair and place it in an ou...

  • Experts: Continuity Of Food System Critical During Pandemic

    Mar 26, 2020

    Maintaining a stable food supply in the United States is critical in the battle against the novel coronavirus. And that means each sector of the food supply chain – farms, packing houses, food processors and manufacturers, distributors, and retailers – must take measures to ensure that they can continue to operate, according to food scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Food is not recognized as a source of the virus, but keeping food safe from other pathogens and keeping workers healthy and productive are always imp... Full story

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