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When this year’s Empire Farm Days – the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast – was forced online July 29-31 due to COVID-19, organizers from the Soil Health Center quickly transformed events into a virtual format.

Some farmers will be facing a difficult conundrum amid climate change, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell and Washington State universities: either increasingly experience revenue volatility, or choose a more predictable decrease in crop yields.

With families struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic, the Tompkins County COVID-19 Food Task Force hosted a free food pickup and delivery for more than 800 individuals, in 216 households, July 7 and 8.

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Cornell’s Adult University continues its mission of lifelong learning by presenting free online courses, lectures and seminars for adults and youth from July 6-31.

Thanks to a grant from the USDA, horticulture experts in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will help design new training programs for workers in controlled environment agriculture.

The Cornell Center for Materials Research is helping startup companies create new, innovative products by connecting them with university researchers while also boosting economic development in New York state.

The Cornell Law School First Amendment Clinic, working on behalf of its client, The New York Times, helped secure the release by the Center for Disease Control of previously unseen data that provides the most detailed look yet at nearly 1.5 million American coronavirus patients.

For their work addressing causes and consequences of demographic change in rural America, a team of Cornell sociologists and other rural scholars have earned the Excellence in Multistate Research Award.

The Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus perform on a new CD of works composed by Roberto Sierra, the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities.