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CALS in the News for the Week of July 20 – 26

In the News

Corn sweat makes heat wave even more dangerous
CBS News, 7/22/2019
Quoted: Joe Lauer, Agronomy

How ‘Corn Sweat’ Makes Summer Days More Humid
CityLab, 7/19/2019
Quoted: Joe Lauer, Agronomy

Core Concept: Gene transfers from bacteria and viruses may be shaping complex organisms
Medium – PNAS, 7/25/2019
Quoted: Chris Todd Hittinger, Genetics

Southeastern Wisconsin Counties Come Out On Top For 2019 Tariff Aid Payments
Wisconsin Public Radio, 7/26/2019
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

Two of UW-Madison’s oldest, most heralded departments look to merge
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/20/2019
Quoted: Heidi Zoerb, Associate Dean
Quoted: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science
Quoted: Dean Kate VandenBosch
Mentioned: Pamela Ruegg, Emeritus, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Stephen Babcock, Deceased, Agricultural Chemistry (Biochemistry)

Wisconsin dairy cows relax in sand, drink bovine Gatorade and visit the cow ‘car wash’ to beat summer heat
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/19/2019
Quoted: Jessica Cederquist, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center

Madison loses ‘jazz hero’ Gary Alderman
Wisconsin State Journal, 7/23/2019
Mentioned: Gary Alderman, Deceased, Alumnus, Food Science and Bacteriology

Where the wild things heal: When animals in Dane County get hurt, wildlife rehabilitators are there to help
The Cap Times, 7/24/2019
Quoted: David Drake, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Influx of Latinos leads to diversity in Wisconsin counties
Waunakee Tribune, 7/24/2019
Quoted: David Long, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Lab

Wisconsin needs to find new places to sell dairy products, state ag secretary says
Post Crescent, 7/23/2019
Mentioned: Dairy Innovation Hub

Making Connections: The Importance of Relationships at an R1 University
The Badger Herald, 7/25/2019
Quoted: David Drake, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Mentioned: Community and Environmental Sociology

Worth Bugging Out About? Wisconsin Insect Fest Aims To Celebrate Insects
Wisconsin Public Radio, 7/25/2019
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology
Mentioned: Kemp Natural Resources Station

Lentils: Not your average cover crop in Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Farmer, 7/24/2019
Quoted: Jamie Patton, Horticulture
Mentioned: Matt Ruark, Soil Science
Mentioned: Peninsular Agricultural Research Station

Dairy experts see good news over horizon for ag in 2020
Wisconsin State Farmer, 7/23/2019
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Bob Cropp, Emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Profitability

Mowing The Pasture
Successful Farming, 7/22/2019
Quoted: Dan Undersander, Emeritus, Agronomy

Of Interest

Fitzgerald slams agriculture secretary over comments on farmer mental health
Wisconsin State Journal, 7/25/2019

Morgridge Rural Summer Science Camp extended for additional week
The Badger Herald, 7/25/2019