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CALS in the News for the Week of May 18 – 24

In the News

‘Struggling to Tread Water’: Dairy Farmers Are Caught in an Economic System With No Winning Formula
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/18/2019
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Profitability
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

Wisconsin farmers digest what the Green New Deal means for dairy
La Crosse Tribune, 5/19/2019
Quoted: Horacio Aguirre-Villegas, Biological Systems Engineering
Quoted: Rebecca Larson, Biological Systems Engineering

Dollar General’s aggressive expansion into small Wisconsin towns has hurt locally owned grocery stores
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/23/2019
Mentioned: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert: Still Too Soon To Predict This Summer’s Insect Populations
Wisconsin Public Radio, 5/17/2019
Quoted: P.J. Liesch, Entomology
Mentioned: Insect Diagnostic Lab

Polar vortex wreaks havoc on Honeycrisp apples, peaches statewide
Kenosha News, 5/22/2019
Quoted: Amaya Atucha, Horticulture

The Wisconsin Idea: UW experts team up on new hemp project
WORT 89.9, 5/18/2019
Interviewed: Rodrigo Werle, Agronomy
Interviewed: Shelby Ellison, Horticulture

New grazier battling difficult first spring
The Country Today, 5/20/2019
Quoted: Jason Cavadini, Marshfield Agricultural Research Station

Struggling dairy industry sees hope
Agri-View, 5/21/2019
Quoted: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science
Quoted: Scott Rankin, Food Science
Quoted: Shelly Mayer, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: Richard Straub, Biological Systems Engineering
Mentioned: UW Dairy Innovation Hub proposal
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research

Farm groups advocate for Dairy Hub
Agri-View, 5/21/2019
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Shelly Mayer, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: Laura Hernandez, Dairy Science
Mentioned: UW Dairy Innovation Hub proposal
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research

Wisconsin county agents recognized for efforts
Wisconsin State Farmer, 5/22/2019
Mentioned: Jenny Vanderlin, Center for Dairy Profitability
Mentioned: Shawn Conley, Agronomy

WI Bankers Looking for New Ag Business
Wisconsin Farm Report, 5/20/2019
Mentioned: UW Dairy Innovation Hub proposal

Of Interest

USDA farms out economists whose work challenges Trump policies
Politico, 5/22/2019

Scientists Introduce New Kilogram On World Metrology Day
National Public Radio, 5/21/2019

The Milk Strikes of 1933 Were the Worst Year for Wisconsin Dairy Farms, and Culminated in a Farmer’s Death
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/17/2019