CALS in the News for the Week of March 26-30

In the News

Wisconsin farm equipment sales get a boost
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 3/30/2012
Quoted: Bruce Jones, Agricultural & Applied Economics

Hard freeze would be disastrous for orchards, insects, birds
Appleton Post-Crescent 3/28/2012
Quoted: Phil Pellitteri, Entomology

Pleasant weather could have unpleasant consequences later
Wisconsin State Journal 3/25/2012
Quoted: Phil Pellitteri, Entomology

U.S. scepticism — it’s been a long time coming
News Scientist 3/29/2012
Quoted: Dietram Schuefele, Life Sciences Communication

International commission offers roadmap to sustainable agriculture
UW News 3/28/2012
Quoted: Molly Jahn, Agronomy & Genetics

Report Outlines Unstable Global Food Situation
Voice of America 3/28/2012
Quoted: Molly Jahn, Agronomy & Genetics

UW wildlife students tweet from the field to let classmates know what they’ve seen
UW News 3/27/2012
Quoted: Anna Pidgeon, Forest & Wildlife Ecology

Dairy research center officials hope to modernize facilities
The Country Today 3/28/2012
Quoted: John Lucey, Center for Dairy Research

There Are Crop Insurance Implications to Planting Crops Early
Wisconsin Agriculturist 3/27/2012
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural & Applied Economics

Engaging Science Faculty in Internationalization: Teaching Innovations at UW-Madison
Institution for International Education 3/27/2012
Author: Masarah Van Eyck, International Programs
Author: Laura Van Toll, International Programs
Author: Michel Wattiaux, Dairy Science
Author: John Ferrick, International Programs

Association of Women in Agriculture names award winners
Wisconsin State Farmer 3/29/2012
Mentioned: Liz Henry, Renk Agribusiness Insitute
Mentioned: Ted Halbach, Farm & Industry Short Course
Mentioned: Chelsea Brander, CALS undergraduate
Mentioned: Jenny Dierickx, BS’05 Agricultural Journalism

Concert raises funds for student research in sustainable ag and food systems
UW News 3/29/2012
Mentioned: Agroecology program

AWA Breakfast on the Farm Slated for April 15
Wisconsin Ag Connection 3/30/2012
Mentioned: Association of Women in Agriculture

Concert to raise funds for grad student research April 13
Agri-View 3/28/2012
Mentioned: Agroecology

Why all cattle feeders should understand grid marketing
Agri-View 3/29/2012
Author: Amy Radunz, Animal Sciences

Of Interest

Going beyond soybeans: US trade mission tries to bring more American food and feed to China
Washington Post 3/30/2012

Corn, Wheat and Soybeans Surge, Renewing Food-Inflation Concerns
Bloomberg 3/30/2012

Farm focus for saving trees
Nature 3/28/2012

Futuristic farm shop grows food in synthetic veg patch
CNN 3/30/2012

Pesticide May Quell Queen Bees and Hurt Homing Abilities
Bloomberg 3/29/2012