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CALS in the News for the Week of March 9 – 15

In the News

Butterflies were symbols of rebirth. Then they started disappearing.
The Washington Post, 3/8/2019
Quoted: Karen Oberhauser, Entomology

Can this radical approach to dairies save US farms?
Public Radio International, 3/12/2019
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Solstice signal – why a grass is flowering after the short days of winter
Greenhouse Management, 2/27/2019
Quoted: Richard Amasino, Biochemistry

Evers’ Budget Would Add Funding For UW-Extension
Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/11/2019
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Wisconsin Farmers Expected To Take On More Debt Despite Improved Income
Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/8/2019
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Garden works to cure ‘plant blindness’
Agri-View, 3/14/2019
Written by: Benjamin Futa, Horticulture
Mentioned: Allen Centennial Garden

Organic carrot breeding delivers novel varieties, cutting-edge research
Organic Seed Alliance, 3/12/2019
Quoted: Phil Simon, Horticulture

Milk and veggies have much in common
Hoard’s Dairyman, 3/11/2019
Quoted: Jed Colquhoun, Horticulture

World Dairy Expo Recognizes Influential Dairy Leaders
Hoard’s Dairyman, 3/8/2019
Mentioned: Randy Shaver, Dairy Science

Gov. Tony Evers recognizes work of the Dairy Task Force 2.0
Wisconsin State Farmer, 3/13/2019
Mentioned: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Farm groups organize around Dairy Together Roadshow
Wisconsin State Farmer, 3/12/2019
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Kappelman Named Land O’Lakes Sr. VP of Gov’t Relations
Wisconsin Ag Connection, 3/12/2019
Mentioned: Pete Kappelman, Alumnus, Dairy Science

USDA narrows down applicants for relocating ERS & NIFA
Brownfield Ag News, 3/12/2019
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Lecture examines Lyme disease
Baraboo News Republic, 3/11/2019
Mentioned: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology

Debruin’s advice to young women: do better job than needed
Agri-View, 3/14/2019
Quoted: Maureen DeBruin, Alumna, Dairy Science
Quoted: Barb Lee, Alumna, Dairy Science and Poultry Science
Mentioned: Association of Women in Agriculture Benefit Corporation
Mentioned: Association of Women in Agriculture

Potato grower eyes seed
Agri-View, 3/12/2019
Quoted: Alex Crockford, Plant Pathology

Of Interest

Capturing wild animals for study can stress them to death. Is it worth it?
The Washington Post, 3/13/2019

Fast-Growth Chickens Produce New Industry Woe: ‘Spaghetti Meat’
The Wall Street Journal, 3/10/2019

Organic Valley’s longtime CEO steps down
Wisconsin State Journal, 3/15/2019