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CALS in the News for the Week of November 27 – 30

In the News

There’s a Spider That Makes Milk
The Atlantic, 11/29/2018
Quoted: Laura Hernandez, Dairy Science

Climate Report Warns Of Declining Agricultural Production, Biodiversity
Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/27/2018
Quoted: Chris Kucharik, Agronomy

Wisconsin Experts Expect Increase In Farm Bankruptcies To Continue Into 2019
Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/29/2018
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Where You Live In Wisconsin Can Have A Big Impact On Your Health
Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/28/2018
Interviewed: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Lab

Trump farm bailout checks coming to Wisconsin farmers vary from thousands to a few dollars
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/28/2018
Quoted: John J. Pagel, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course
Quoted: Jack Wyttenbach, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course

Stinkbugs Invading State, County
Urban Milwaukee, 11/29/2018
Written by: PJ Liesch, Entomology
Mentioned: Insect Diagnostic Lab

Usinger’s fans the flames of its campfire flavor
Meat + Poultry, 11/28/2018
Quoted: Fritz Usinger, Alumnus, Meat and Animal Science

QuickStart program sparks initial interest for incoming freshmen
The Badger Herald, 11/27/2018
Quoted: Tanya Cutsforth, Academic Affairs
Quoted: Skyler Finucane, QuickStart Student
Quoted: Sarah Akakpo, QuickStart Student

UW Poultry Club sells turkeys, snack sticks to fund trip to poultry expo
The Badger Herald, 11/27/2018
Quoted: Alexis Reily, Student, Animal Sciences
Mentioned: Lou Arrington, Emeritus, Animal Sciences
Mentioned: Meat and Muscle Biology Lab

Graduation rates low in WI high schools, UW system could see negative effects
The Badger Herald, 11/27/2018
Mentioned: Applied Population Lab

Dairy outlook mixed; recovery may hinge on trade deal with China
Progressive Dairyman, 11/27/2018
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Bob Cropp, Emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Crop research center offers plant transformation services
The Country Today, 11/26/2018
Quoted: Mike Petersen, Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center
Mentioned: Winston Brill, Emeritus, Bacteriology
Mentioned: Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center

Outlook 2019: Trade Wars Leave Unclear Path for Soy Growers
Ag Professional, 11/30/2018
Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy

Of Interest – CRISPR

Science Summit Denounces Gene-Edited Babies Claim, But Rejects Moratorium
National Public Radio, 11/29/2018

Rogue Scientist Says Another Crispr Pregnancy Is Under Way
Wired, 11/28/2018

First CRISPR babies: 6 questions that remain
Nature, 11/30/2018

Of Interest

China Expands Research Funding, Luring U.S. Scientists And Students
National Public Radio, 11/27/2018

Deal to pass farm bill scraps House GOP plan for new food stamp work requirements
Washington Post, 11/29/2018

Wisconsin lawmakers won’t settle debate on liquor licenses for barn wedding venues
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/28/2018

Wisconsin dairy farmers barely hanging on as crisis deepens with no end in sight
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/26/2018