Today’s quick hits, May 15, 2020

Borden wins big food box contract (edairynews): Borden Dairy won a $147 million contract to provide 700 million servings of milk to nonprofit organizations in 16 states through the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program.

Another ‘dark’ store for Whole Foods (Grocery Dive): Amid the boom in online grocery shopping, Whole Foods has converted one of its Chicago stores to delivery-only service. It will be the chain’s sixth “dark” store nationwide.

Forecasting locust hordes (Washington Post): Scientists are using a computer model developed to forecast the flow of air pollution to anticipate where swarms of desert locusts, the world’s most destructive migratory pest, will land next in East Africa.

Renewable energy closes the gap (InsideClimate News): Renewables could overtake coal as the leading U.S. source of electricity by the end of this year, in part because of economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus, according to the Energy Information Administration.

‘Hero’ pay is disappearing (Los Angeles Times): Although grocers and other retailers offered workers financial incentives, including bonuses or temporary raises, during the coronavirus pandemic, those pay raises are starting to ebb away.