Pollinators could win when the infrastructure bill passes (Civil Eats, Oct. 18, 2021) Bees, butterflies, and other insects are abundant in areas along the nation’s highways. The $1.2 trillion federal bill would make them pollinator-friendly.
Bumble bee not seen since 2006 listed as endangered (National Geographic, Sept. 3, 2021) Franklin’s bumble bee is only the second bumble bee to join the U.S. endangered species list, and the first from the American West.
Honey bees are accumulating airborne microplastics on their bodies (National Geographic, May 24, 2021) Scientists discover a new way to monitor airborne plastic particles. But do they harm bees?
Using commercial bumble bees as pollinators is putting wild bees at risk (Civil Eats, March 12, 2021) To protect native bees and local ecosystems, the commercial bumble bee industry needs to be open and accountable to the public.

Vaccine Rollout

Seniors can call for vaccination appointments (Chronicle-Express, Feb. 28, 2021) Yates County Public Health and Pro Action of Steuben and Yates have launched a dedicated phone number and waitlist to help individuals make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine here in Yates County.
How many vaccines? (Chronicle-Express, Feb. 2, 2021) Here in rural NY, two local COVID-19 vaccination providers are not sharing clear information with the public on doses received vs. doses administered, obscuring their performance.
Vaccination frustration (Chronicle-Express, Jan. 18, 2021) It’s not clear how much the pharmacy expansion will accelerate the rate of vaccination in Yates County.
Local Phase 1-A vaccination begins (Chronicle-Express, Jan. 11, 2021) Medical, long term care, and EMS workers prioritized for vaccine rollout.


Australia’s green carpenter bee on the brink (Xerces Society, July 17, 2020)


Cyber Security

Protecting customer data is the law (The Chronicle-Express, November 1, 2019)
Cyber threats are real, Part 2 (The Chronicle-Express, October 9, 2019)
Cyberattacks: A quiet threat to municipalities, Part 1 (The Chronicle-Express, October 2, 2019)


The Apple Collector: How Redbyrd Orchard brings soulful fruit to every bottle of cider (Edible Finger Lakes, July/August 2019)
Mud Season: The Act of Farming in Times of Rain (Edible Finger Lakes, March/April 2019)


As we breed crops to grow bigger and faster, they’re less delicious to the bees they depend on (New Food Economy, November 1, 2018)
Searching for a deadly pest: Spotted Lanternfly (The Chronicle-Express, November 1, 2018)


How do you feed a flooded city when even the food banks are underwater? (New Food Economy, September 21, 2017)
Why do so many farmers have diabetes? (New Food Economy, August 28, 2017)
Plant wildflowers, because bee lives matter (The Chronicle-Express, May 18, 2017)
Friend of foe? Be on the lookout for invasive insects (The Chronicle-Express, May 14, 2017)
Who will pick the grapes? (The Chronicle-Express, April 5, 2017)
Reed faces loud crowds at town halls (photos and video, with John Christensen, The Chronicle-Express, March 14, 2017)
Four ways to save our food system if bees disappear (New Food Economy, January 16, 2017)


What Exactly is Genetically Modified Food? (585 Magazine, November/December 2016)
Citizen scientists can still protect this bumble bee (New Food Economy, November 16, 2016)
New York state is suffering from its worst drought in decades (New Food Economy, Sept. 6, 2016)
Why the Wheat Nerds Matter (Boomtown Table, August 18, 2016)
Kayaks, canoes support FL Museum (The Chronicle-Express, August 12, 2016)
The Dilemma of the Kestrel (585 Magazine, July/August 2016)
Deeper Understanding: Healthy soil is the foundation – and goal – of everything we grow (585 Magazine, May/June 2016)
FFA keeps farmers in our future (The Chronicle-Express, February 25, 2016)
Cornell University’s Maz Lab Breeds New Crops (Boomtown Table, February 16, 2016)
Stitching for a reason (The Chronicle-Express, February 18, 2016)
Small Town News: Very Big Task (585 Magazine, January/February 2016)


Unconventional Klaas (Boomtown Table, December 7, 2015)
Rochester: Seed Center of the United States (585 Magazine, November/December 2015)
What is Farm-Level Food Waste? (NOFA-NY, Winter 2015)
Collect. Cook. Serve. (585 Magazine, September/October 2015)
The Other Garbage Plate (585 Magazine, July/August 2015)
The New American Farmers (585 Magazine, May/June 2015)