COVID-19

Backyard birding, Tips to attract birds to your nest

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

“Being trapped inside during the coronavirus pandemic has been hard on my mental health, as I’m sure it has been for many of us,” shared Jessica Outcalt. “Defending my dissertation three days before the world began shutting down, finishing my degree in the middle of a global pandemic and graduating with my Ph.D. via a virtual ceremony I watched while birds sang in my backyard was a wild experience.

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Purdue University, Raytheon BBN Technologies, PortaScience, Cortex Design, and LaDuca partner on COVID-19 point-of-care test kit

Thursday, June 25th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University, Raytheon BBN Technologies, PortaScience Inc., Cortex Design Inc., and LaDuca LLC on Wednesday (June 24) announced a partnership to produce and manufacture a COVID-19 home test. The test will be submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Adm…

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Agritourism offers safe summer fun during COVID-19

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

By day, Marshall Martin is a professor of agricultural economics, the senior associate director of agricultural research and graduate education and assistant dean in the College of Agriculture. In the evenings, he’s known to many customers as just the “blueberry man.”

While much at Martin Acres LLC, the West Lafayette farm he manages with his wife, Berdine, remains the same this year, they are taking precautions due to COVID-19. Martin is basing these necessary safety adjustments on guidelines for U-pick operations published by Purdue Extension.

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Purdue Center for Commercial Ag to host free ag outlook webinar

Monday, June 8th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free agricultural outlook webinar at 12:30 p.m. Friday (June 12).

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Purdue Extension teams up with Prairie Farms to provide milk to local food pantries

Thursday, June 4th, 2020 University News Story

Purdue Extension is partnering with Prairie Farms to distribute gallons of milk to those in need as part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Through the program, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Serv…

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COVID-19 continues to impact farmer sentiment; majority indicate economic assistance bill necessary

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 University News Story

Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The index was up 7 points from April to a reading of 103, but it remained nearly 40 percent belo…

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New Purdue/Microsoft collaboration calculates agricultural product supply risk due to COVID-19 worker illnesses

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 University News Story

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, in collaboration with Microsoft, has created the Purdue Food and Agricultural Vulnerability Index online dashboard to quantify the potential risk to the supply of agricultural products as a…

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Purdue-developed nanomaterial significantly enhances potential COVID-19 therapeutic

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 University News Story

Niclosamide, a drug used to treat tapeworms, has been found to have strong antiviral effect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. But the drug itself has limited potential because its structure makes it difficult to dissolve and …

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Purdue University to livestream panel on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and implications for consumers

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 University News Story

Professors in the Krannert School of Management and College of Agriculture at Purdue University will participate in an hourlong panel discussion and QandA about the disruptions to supply chains caused by COVID-19 and implications for consumers.

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Ag Barometer index drops below 100 as coronavirus disrupts agriculture

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 University News Story

Coronavirus concerns, commodity price declines and supply-chain disruptions sink producer sentiment to a three-year low, according to the April Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer recorded a reading of 96, marking the first …

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Indiana state chemist warns against false COVID-19 protection claims

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 University News Story

State and federal regulators are seeing an increase in companies providing false or misleading claims about the effectiveness of disinfectants and the services companies provide to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. The Office of the Indian…

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‘Sustain and Thrive in the COVID-19 Pandemic’ webinar series for small food processors

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 University News Story

An expert panel of food safety, food process and marketing specialists from Purdue University, Cornell University, University of California, Davis, and Ohio State University are convening for a special webinar series, “Sustain and Thrive in the COVID-1…

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Aid package for farmers has parallels to Great Depression, says Purdue historian

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 University News Story

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide $16 million in direct payments to farm families and $3 billion to purchase fresh produce, dairy and meat. Farmers have been forced to destroy their milk, eggs and crops due to disruptions in the food…

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Roads leading to a building

The Road from Farm to Table

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The following questions and answers provide background and insight into how COVID-19 is impacting the food supply chain and animal welfare. The information is provided by Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, and Candace Croney, professor of animal behavior and well-being, and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, Purdue University.

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