CALS in the News for the Week of August 15-19

News Items

New pond will protect Arboretum, Lake Wingra from stormwater influx
News Release 8/18/2011
Quoted: Kevin McSweeney, Soil Science

Consumers’ group believes farm subsidies contribute to unhealthy food
Ashland Current 8/12/2011
Quoted: Bruce Jones, Agricultural & Applied Economics

State Fair turns cardinal and white for UW-Madison day
News Release 8/11/2011
Quoted: Brian Hudelson, Plant Pathology
Mentioned: Phil Pelletteri, Entomology

Support for land grants key for economic growth in Wisconsin, Midwest, reports say
News Release 8/12/2011
Quoted: Rick Klemme, Agricultural & Applied Economics
Quoted: Bill Tracy, Interim Dean & Agronomy

Of Interest

Being Like Soros in Buying Farmland Reaps Annual Gains of 16%
Bloomberg 8/9/2011

Engineering Food For All
New York Times 8/18/2011

Texas agricultural drought losses reach record $5.2 billion 
AgriLife Today 8/17/2011

Schools Restore Fresh Cooking to the Cafeteria 
New York Times 8/16/2011

Obama Says Biofuels Should Leave No Stone Unturned
Wisconsin Agriculturist 8/17/2011

5@5 – How to eat fruit at the peak of ripeness 
CNN 8/15/2011

President Announces New Rural Economic Programs
Wisconsin Agriculturist 8/16/2011

At Vacant Homes, Foraging for Fruit
New York Times 8/14/2011

Mushrooms Join Growing List of Radioactive Threats to Japan’s Food Chain
Bloomberg 8/14/2011