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CALS in the News for the Week of March 29-April 4

In the News:

Celebrate? Sorry, We’re Studying
The New York Times 3/29/14
Quoted: Zach Bohannon, alumnus, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned:Ben Brust, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: Frank Kaminsky, Life Sciences Communication

Many rural Wisconsin counties lost population since 2010
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 3/26/14
Quoted: David Egan-Robertson, Applied Population Laboratory

Genetically engineered trees hailed as environm
The Vancouver Sun 4/03/14
Mentioned: John Ralph, Biochemistry

Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees
Science Now 4/03/14
Quoted: John Ralph, Biochemistry

Poplars “Designed for Deconstruction” A Major Boon to Biofuels
Great Lakes Bioenergy 4/03/14
Quoted: John Ralph, Biochemistry

‘Unzipping’ Poplars’ Bioefuel Potential
Michigan State University 4/03/14
Quoted: John Ralph, Biochemistry

Redesigned crops could produce far more fuel
News Scientist 4/03/14
Mentioned: John Ralph, Biochemistry

Poplars designed for deconstruction: A major boon to biofuels
UW-Madison News 4/03/14
Quoted: John Ralph, Biochemistry

Western Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt Confirmed in Four Sates
UW Extension 3/28/14
Quoted: Eileen Cullen, Entomology

China Milk Thirst Hands U.S. Dairies Record 2014 Profits
Bloomberg 4/01/14
Quoted: Bob Cropp, emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Area farmers optimistic about 2014
Jackson County Chronicle
Quoted: Bob Cropp, emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Sand mines affecting property values
Leader-Telegram 3/30/14
Quoted: Dan Phaneuf, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Dominic Parker, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Frac sand mines credited for rising, dropping property values
The Dunn County News 4/02/14
Quoted: Dan Phaneuf, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Dominic Parker, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Time to assess how winter wheat crop fared
Agri-View 4/02/14
Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy

Beef price spike is biggest in a decade
JournalStar.com
Quoted: Jeff Sindelar, Animal Science

Beef prices continue to rise
Sioux City Journal 3/30/14
Quoted: Jeff Sindelar, Animal Science

Wisconsin’s grape industry continues to gain momentum
Agri-View 4/02/14
Quoted: Judy Reith Rozelle, Horticulture
Mentioned: West Madison Agricultural Research Station

Action Project: UW strives to improve lagging advising services
The Daily Cardinal 3/31/14
Mentioned: CALS

Alice in Dairyland finalists tour butter plant, make public debut
Agri-View 4/02/14
Mentioned: Kristin Olson, alumnus, Agricultural Journalism

Wildlife focus of Snapshot Wisconsin – Audio
CALS News 4/04/14
Quoted: Phil Townsend, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Searching for coyotes and foxes amongst the Badgers
CALS News 3/28/14
Mentioned: Holly Hovanec, undergraduate, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

WALSAA Innovation Grants go to four CALS student orgs
eCALS 3/31/14
Mentioned: The Badger Turf and Grounds Club
Mentioned: Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
Mentioned: The Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison
Mentioned: The National Agri-Marketing Association at UW-Madison

Of Interest:

World Bank’s new agriculture project threatens food security, warn experts
The Guardian 3/31/14

Thaw threatens water supplies with manure runoff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 3/30/14

Hotter world means less food, higher costs, says UN panel
Herald News 3/31/14

UW Study Finds Monkeys That Eat Less Live Longer
Wisconsin Public Radio 4/01/14

Rolling billboard design contest
Morning Ag Clips 4/01/14

Manure management goes mobile
Agri-View 4/01/14

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