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CALS in the News for the Week of February 1-7

In the News

Bumblebees are going extinct in a time of “climate chaos”
National Geographic, 2/6/2020
Interviewed in Video: Claudio Gratton, Entomology

Supporters See Worker Co-Ops as Way to Spread the Wealth
US News and World Report, 2/3/2020
Mentioned: UW Center for Cooperatives

With bioacoustics, conservationists try to save birds through their songs
Washington Post, 1/20/2020
Quoted: Connor Wood, Student, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

For a Scientist Turned Novelist, an Experiment Pays Off
New York Times, 2/10/2020
Interviewed: Brandon Taylor, Alumnus, Biochemistry

In fight to survive, US dairy farmers look for any tech edge
Associated Press, 2/2/2020
Quoted: Victor Cabrera, Dairy Science

Regents OK $32.6 million in UW-Madison construction overruns
Associated Press, 2/7/2020
Mentioned: Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research
Mentioned: Babcock Hall
Mentioned: Department of Food Science

UW System Approves Tuition Increases, Construction Cost Overruns
Wisconsin Public Radio, 2/7/2020
Mentioned: Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research
Mentioned: Babcock Hall

UW Regents sign off on cost overruns for 2 UW-Madison building projects
Wisconsin State Journal, 2/7/2020
Mentioned: Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research
Mentioned: Babcock Hall

Federal Farm Aid Boosts Personal Income Growth In Wisconsin, Other Farm States
Wisconsin Public Radio, 2/3/2020
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Cheesemaker Charged With Skimming $20K From Dairy Farmers
Wisconsin Public Radio, 1/31/2020
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

‘Adventure to the Serengeti’: Biologist Sean B. Carroll to discuss nature’s secrets at UW-La Crosse
La Crosse Tribune, 1/31/2020
Interviewed: Sean Carroll, Emeritus, Genetics

Wisconsin Experiment Heading To Space Could Someday Benefit Your Gut Health
WUWM 89.7, 2/6/2020
Quoted: Vatsan Raman, Biochemistry

Experts: Coronavirus could threaten economy, dairy industry
NBC15, 2/5/2020
Interviewed: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Farming mentor program helps set younger generation up for success
NBC26, 2/5/2020
Quoted: Emma Gwidt, Student, Dairy Science

Breunig Elected Chair of Dairy Innovation Hub Council
Wisconsin Ag Connection, 2/6/2020
Quoted: Mitch Breunig, Alumnus, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Heather White, Dairy Science
Mentioned: West Madison Agricultural Research Station
Mentioned: Dairy Innovation Hub

Editorial: Farm & Industry Short Course was answer for many farmers
Wisconsin State Farmer, 2/4/2020
Mentioned: Jennifer Blazek, Farm and Industry Short Course
Pictured: Several Farm and Industry Short Course Alumni

Experts find optimism for milk prices; along with farm losses, bankruptcies
Wisconsin State Farmer, 1/31/2020
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Of Interest

A new revenue source for UW campuses: Putting company names on buildings
Madison.com, 2/7/2020

Amidst dairy crisis, call for more UW Extension agricultural agents sees some early support
Madison.com, 2/1/2020

Pesticide Police, Overwhelmed By Dicamba Complaints, Ask EPA For Help
NPR, 2/6/2020