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CALS in the News for the Week of June 16 – June 22

In the News

Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States
The New York Times, 6/20/2018
Quoted: Applied Population Lab report

The year Trump was elected, more white Americans died than were born
The Washington Post, 6/21/2018
Quoted: Applied Population Lab report

U.S. Population Is Becoming Older, And Less White, Than Ever Before
National Public Radio, 6/21/2018
Quoted: Applied Population Lab report

How To Fight Some Common Plant Diseases In Wisconsin
Wisconsin Public Radio, 6/20/2018
Quoted: Brian Hudelson, Plant Pathology
Quoted: Lisa Johnson, Alumna, Horticulture and Life Sciences Communication

What Makes Ice Cream So Good? Science!
Wisconsin Public Radio, 6/15/2018
Quoted: Scott Rankin, Food Science
Quoted: Dieyckson Freire, Food Science
Mentioned: Babcock Hall Dairy Plant
Mentioned: Babcock Hall Ice Cream

Dairy farmers tell their story at West Allis Farmers Market
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/16/2018
Quoted: Andrea Brossard, Alumna, Dairy Science

You know how to landscape. You can grow food. But can you foodscape?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/14/2018
Mentioned: Spooner Agricultural Research Station

Pigs into people: UW joins renewed effort to use animals as organ donors
Wisconsin State Journal, 6/17/2018
Quoted: Dhanu Shanmuganayagam, Animal Science

Democrats have different ideas for growing Wisconsin’s economy
Wisconsin State Journal, 6/17/2018
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Coursework and Dairy Challenge prepared UW-­Madison dairy science grads for careers
Hoard’s Dairyman, 6/19/2018
Quoted: Ted Halbach, Dairy Science
Quoted: Logan Voigts, Alumnus, Dairy Science
Quoted: Tony Schmitz, Alumnus, Dairy Science
Quoted: Connor Willems, Alumnus, Dairy Science
Quoted: Charlie Hamilton, Alumnus, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Dave Combs, Dairy Science

Hoppertunity knocks
The Country Today, 6/18/2018
Quoted: Amanda Gevens, Plant Pathology

New dairy task force must prove skeptics wrong
The Country Today, 6/18/2018
Mentioned: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Can Wisconsin’s corn take the heat? Study warns rising temperatures could be devastating
Green Bay Press Gazette, 6/19/2018
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

Twinning Increases With High Production
Dairy Herd Management, 6/18/2018
Quoted: Paul Fricke, Dairy Science

More Dean Foods plant closings expected
Brownfield Ag News, 6/20/2018
Mentioned: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Of Interest

Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.
The Washington Post, 6/20/2018

This start-up can make avocados last twice as long before going bad
The Washington Post, 6/19/2018