Today’s quick hits, Oct. 31, 2023

Fewer home-cooked meals: Americans are back to pre-pandemic levels of cooking meals at home, an average of 8.4 meals per week, possibly a reflection of workers returning to the office and greater confidence that it’s safe to eat out, says a survey. (Axios)

GoFundMe for rural hospital: The struggling 43-bed Bucktail Medical Center in Pennsylvania started a crowdsourcing campaign aiming to raise $1.5 million to stay open; $15,500 has been raised so far. (Daily Yonder)

St. Lawrence Seaway reopens: Cargo was moving on the St. Lawrence Seaway after a weeklong strike by workers; grain and iron ore account for nearly half of the traffic on the Seaway. (Canadian Press)

Saturday is Bison Day: The Senate passed a resolution to designate Saturday as National Bison Day in honor of the animal’s cultural significance among Native Americans and its place as a symbol of the American West. (Heinrich)

Twice-as-big food prize: The World Food Prize, sometimes called the Nobel Prize of agriculture, now carries an award of $500,000 for its annual winner, double the original amount for work that increases the “quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food.” (World Food Prize Foundation)