CALS in the News for the Week of May 2-8

In the News

No spike, but no certainty on fallout of Wisconsin election
Associated Press, 5/6/20
Quoted: Brian Yandell, Horticulture

Stay-at-home science project: Grow your own rock candy
Popular Science, 5/7/20
Quoted: Richard Hartel, Food Science

‘Taking A Beating’: Wisconsin Beef, Pork Producers Struggle With Reduced Processing, Low Prices
Wisconsin Public Radio, 5/5/20
Quoted: Daniel Schaefer, Emeritus, Animal Sciences

Should we be worried about murder hornets?
Channel 3000, 5/6/20
Interviewed: Bob Jeanne, Emeritus, Entomology

Opinion: How to think about science in the time of Covid-19
The Cap Times, 5/8/20
Quoted: Dietram Scheufele, Life Sciences Communication

UW professors rethink final exams, mark bittersweet end of year
The Cap Times, 5/4/20
Quoted: Ahna Skop, Genetics
Quoted: Mario Bertogliat, Student, Genetics
Quoted: Sheida Pourdashti, Student, Genetics

Experts split on whether Wisconsin should reopen on a regional basis
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/1/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

Why U.S. meatpacking workers are vulnerable to coronavirus, and why the industry won’t easily change
Green Bay Press Gazette, 5/6/20
Quoted: Daniel Schaefer, Emeritus, Animal Sciences
Quoted: Andrew Stevens, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Michelle Miller, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Five Wisconsin counties, most in the Northwoods, still have no confirmed COVID-19 cases. How is that possible?
Wausau Daily Herald, 5/5/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Laboratory

Wisconsin Milk Production Held Steady In 2019, Despite Fewer Farmers, Cows
Wisconsin Public Radio, 5/6/20
Quoted: Bob Cropp, Emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Markets show sliver of optimism for dairy industry
Wisconsin State Farmer, 5/5/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Profitability

Consumer demand for Cates Family Farm beef skyrockets
Wisconsin Agriculturist, 5/5/20
Quoted: Dick Cates, Emeritus, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, Alumnus, Soil Science,
Mentioned: Kim Cates, Alumna, Soil Science

Freezing temps threaten Wisconsin soybeans
Agri-View, 5/6/20
Author: Shawn Conley, Agronomy

Healthy pigs euthanized as meatpacking backlog hits farms
Wisconsin State Farmer, 5/6/20
Quoted: Jeff Sindelar, Animal Sciences

Virtual farm visits offer agriculture education during pandemic
The Country Today, 5/3/20
Quoted: Bernadette O’Rourke, Animal Sciences
Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station

Of Interest

Genetics support Wisconsin stay-home order, find coronavirus clusters
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/4/20