CALS in the News for the Week of Feb. 7 – 11

In the News

Leafcutter ant genome reveals secrets of fungus farming ways
University Communications News Releases, 2/10/2011
Quoted: Cameron Currie, Bacteriology
Quoted: Garret Suen, Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative

Potato and Vegetable Growers honors producers, others
Agri-View 2/10/2011
Mentioned: Amanda Gevens, Plant Pathology

Class III milk price loses more ground
The Country Today 2/9/2011 (online subscription required)
Quoted: Bob Cropp, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Farm Transfer & Beginning Farmer Financing Workshop Planned
Wisconsin Ag Connection 2/10/2011
Mentioned: Phil Harris, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Now is the high risk period for manure runoff
Drovers Cattle Network 2/8/2011
Quoted: Dennis Frame, Soil Science

Of Interest

Montana Cowboy Airlifts Herd to Russia, Hopes Appetite Follows
Bloomberg 2/10/2011

Food is the New Fashion
Martha Stewart, Huffington Post 2/9/2011

Grains and Global Food Supply

Corn supply shrinks to 16-year low
Des Moines Register 2/9/2011

China Wheat Drought May Last to Spring, Minister Says
Bloomberg Businessweek 2/10/2011

Corn’s rally feeds a ‘global food fight’
MarketWatch/Wall Street Journal 2/11/2011