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CALS in the News for the Week of September 21-27

Popular Science Eliminates Online Commenting:

Why We’re Shutting Off Our Comments
Popular Science 9/24/2013

‘Popular Science’ Shuts Comments, Citing Internet ‘Trolls’
All Tech Considered 9/24/3013

Down with comments! Popular Science makes the right call
The Washington Post 9/24/2013

The Case for Banning Internet Commenters
The Atlantic 9/24/3013

POPULAR SCIENCE has the good sense to shut off their anti-science comment system
Wired 9/24/3013

In the News:

Researchers explore farmers willingness to grow energy crops
Ag Weekly 9/27/2013
Quoted: Brad Barham, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Randy Jackson, Agronomy

Researchers explore farmer willingness to grow bioenergy crops on marginal land
CALS News 9/24/2013
Quoted: Brad Barham, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Randy Jackson, Agronomy

Marginal Land in Demand: Researchers Explore Farmer Willingness to Grow Energy Crops
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation 9/25/2013
Quoted: Brad Barham, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Randy Jackson, Agronomy

“Highway robbery” has far-reaching costs
CALS News 9/24/2013
Quoted: Jeremy Foltz, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Dan Bromley, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Top ag banking award goes to Wisconsin banker
Drovers Cattle Network 9/24/2013
Mentioned: Samuel Miller, alumnus, Agricultural Economics

Mouse studies reveal promising vitamin D-based treatment for MS
CALS News 9/26/2013
Quoted: Colleen Hayes, Biochemistry

Mouse Studies Reveal Promising Vitamin D-Based Treatment for MS
News Wise 9/27/2013
Quoted: Colleen Hayes, Biochemistry

Career exploration: Ag education council considers new website plan
The Country Today 9/23/2013
Quoted: Liz Henry, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Around Town: Group promotes perennial plants
Wisconsin State Journal 9/23/2013
Mentioned: Allen Centennial Gardens

Agricultural Young Leaders
Crop Life 9/26/2013
Mentioned: Leanna Leverich, student, CALS

Getting to know the new Alice
Poynette Press 9/20/2013
Quoted: Kristin Olson, alumnus, Agricultural Journalism

Organic food promoted around Madison and Dane County
The Badger Herald 9/23/2013
Mentioned: F.H. King

UW-Madison Dairy Science Program to Hold Visitor Day
Wisconsin Ag Connection 9/26/2013
Mentioned: Dairy Science

Of Interest:

Eat local, eat big — Madison celebrates food diversity
Wisconsin State Journal 9/22/2013

Organic International – Opening New Markets for American Organic Producers
USDA 9/26/2013

Improving access to services for women in agriculture
The Guardian 9/25/2013

Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products
USDA 8/05/2013