CALS in the News for the Week of March 14-20

In the News–COVID-19

In U.S., political reflexes slowly bending to will of COVID-19 pandemic
The Canadian Press, 3/16/20
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

Got Questions About Social Distancing? These Experts Have Answers
Healthline, 3/19/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

Q&A: UW-Madison epidemiologist urges ‘cocooning,’ closures to prevent COVID-19 spread
The Cap Times, 3/14/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

Food Fight furloughs about 750 employees in bad sign for independent restaurants
Wisconsin State Journal, 3/18/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

Economists: WI lawmakers need to act fast for coronavirus financial relief
FOX 6, 3/18/20
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Dave Daniels, Alumnus, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Ian Coxhead, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Local groups raise money to help farmers affected by coronavirus outbreak
WMTV NBC 15, 3/19/20
Mentioned: Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Coronavirus outbreak hurts agriculture markets
Spectrum News, 3/19/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics

2020 CheeseExpo postponed and rescheduled for 2021
Dairy Foods Magazine, 3/13/20
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research

In the News

SW Wisconsin CWD, deer and predator research project in final year of field work
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/14/20
Mentioned: Joel Pedersen, Soil Science

Wisconsin’s labor force decreased from 2018 to 2019, while population increased. What does this mean?
Green Bay Press-Gazette, 3/15/20
Quoted: David Egan-Robertson, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

Some Wisconsin farmers finish 2019 harvest heading into spring
Wisconsin Public Radio, 3/17/20
Quoted: Joe Lauer, Agronomy

Improved cranberry hybrids sought for Wisconsin growers
Fruit Growers News, 3/17/20
Quoted: Lorraine Rodriguez-Bonilla, Student, Horticulture
Quoted: Shawn Steffan, Entomology
Mentioned: Juan Zalapa, Horticulture
Mentioned: Shane Foye, Alumnus, Entomology, Plant Pathology

New Tools Help Fend Off Yield Hits From White Mold
Progressive Farmer, 3/16/20
Quoted: Damon Smith, Plant Pathology

Producers push for higher soybean yields
Wisconsin Agriculturist, 3/13/20
Quoted: John Gaska, Agronomy
Mentioned: Shawn Conley, Agronomy

Future of farming: Many Wisconsin farmers standing at a crossroad
Wisconsin State Farmer, 3/18/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Mitch Breunig, Alumnus, Dairy Science
Quoted: Kent Weigel, Dairy Science
Mentioned: Dairy Innovation Hub

Organic Farmers of Year dedicated to soil-building, healing with herbs
MOSES Organic Broadcaster
Quoted: Jane Hawley Stevens, Alumna, Horticulture
Quoted: David Stevens, Alumnus, Horticulture

73rd Alice in Dairyland Top Candidates Announced
Mid-West Farm Report, 3/14/20
Quoted: Abigail Martin, Alumna, Dairy Science
Quoted: Rachel Gerbitz, Alumna, Dairy Science, Life Sciences Communication
Quoted: Stephanie Hoff, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Mentioned: Babcock Hall Dairy Plant

Industrial Hemp at UW–Madison
Big Radio Farm Talk, 3/13/20
Interviewed: Dean Kate VandenBosch
Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station
Mentioned: Shelby Ellison, Horticulture

Of Interest

Coronavirus: The inside story of scientists’ race to find a treatment
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/14/20