CALS in the News for the Week of February 15-21

In the News

Editorial: I Don’t Miss Being A Scientist, Except When I Do
Buzzfeed News, 2/17/2020
Written by: Brandon Taylor, Alumnus, Biochemistry

Dairy Farmers of America plans to buy majority of Dean Foods
UPI, 2/17/2020
Quoted: Bob Cropp, Emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Ag bills pass Assembly
WisPolitics, 2/20/2020
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Agricultural Economics Professor Sheds Insight on Wisconsin’s Hemp Crops
Shepherd Express, 2/18/2020
Interviewed: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

Oconto couple named state’s Outstanding Young Farmers, qualify to compete on national level
Green Bay Press Gazette, 2/14/2020
Interviewed: Phil Finger, Alumnus, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Kelly Fruit, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course
Mentioned: Jeremy Natzke, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course
Mentioned: J.J. Pagel, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course

Front Page podcast: In a time of public health uncertainty, UW-Madison researchers look to the stars for new therapeutics
Wisconsin State Journal, 2/17/2020
Interviewed: Vatsan Raman, Biochemistry

Milk production continues to increase while consumption numbers slide, 2/18/2020
Mentioned: Dairy Innovation Hub

Milwaukee creamery hopes to wow judges at World Championship Cheese Contest, 2/21/2020
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research

31 South Central Wisconsin cheesemakers competing in World Championship Cheese Contest
WMTV NBC15, 2/17/2020
Mentioned: Babcock Hall Dairy Plant

University of Delaware Researchers Uncover The Genetics Of How Corn Can Adapt Faster To New Climates
Seed Today, 2/20/2020
Mentioned: Genomes to Fields Initiative

DFA announces $425M agreement to purchase Dean Foods
Wisconsin State Farmer, 2/17/2020
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Benefits of socially reared calves are many
Wisconsin State Farmer, 2/19/2020
Quoted: Jennifer Van Os, Dairy Science

Panelists view soil health in terms of overall systems
Mid-West Farm Report, 2/17/2020
Quoted: Jason Cavadini, Marshfield Agricultural Research Station

Of Interest

NIH Lab Races to Create Coronavirus Vaccine In Record Time
NPR, 2/21/2020

New Research: Bats Harbor Hundreds of Coronaviruses, And Spillovers Aren’t Rare
NPR, 2/20/2020

As Warm Winters Mess With Nut Trees’ Sex Lives, Farmers Help Them ‘Netflix And Chill’
NPR, 2/17/2020

Is dairy ‘scary’? Milk, cheese producers push back against billboard message
Green Bay Press Gazette, 2/14/2020