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CALS in the News for the Week of July 11-17

In the News

Tyson and other meat processors are reportedly speeding up plans for robot butchers
CNN, 7/10/20
Quoted: Jeff Sindelar, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Viral photo shows regular potatoes growing alien-like tentacles
Today, 7/10/20
Quoted: Paul Bethke, Horticulture

Chimney swifts are disappearing in Wisconsin; fixing up your home is one way to help
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/14/20
Quoted: Stan Temple, Emeritus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Quoted: Anna Pidgeon, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

With Crops Growing On Schedule, Wisconsin Farmers Jump On Higher Prices
Wisconsin Public Radio, 7/13/20
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

As Farm Stress Grows, Wisconsin Farm Center Launches New Counseling Hotline 
Wisconsin Public Radio, 7/13/20
Quoted: Joy Kirkpatrick, Center for Dairy Profitability

Wholesale milk prices have nearly doubled since pandemic lows, expert on dairy policy explains why
Channel 3000, 7/14/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Agricultural and Applied Economics

UW ‘Dairy Brain’ Project Seeking More Voices on Farm-Data Usage
Spectrum News, 7/11/20
Quoted: Victor Cabrera, Animal and Dairy Sciences

U.S. politicians express national security concerns over Tik Tok app
WKOW 27, 7/16/20
Quoted: Don Stanley, Life Sciences Communication

COVID-19, budget cuts might affect Wisconsin’s new Dairy Innovation Hub
Brownfield Ag News, 7/17/20
Mentioned: Dairy Innovation Hub

Food Companies Step Up Funding for Organic Farming Research
Civil Eats, 7/13/20
Quoted: Bill Tracy, Agronomy

Langworthy hired as WFU’s Director of Special Projects
Mid-West Farm Report, 7/16/20
Mentioned: Sarah Lloyd, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Jerry Apps’ latest book is about the joys of journaling
Wisconsin Agriculturist, 7/14/20
Quoted: Jerry Apps, Emeritus, (former) Department of Continuing and Vocational Education

Done with dairy: After 55 years of dairying, Fall Creek farmer exits industry
The Country Today, 7/13/20
Quoted: Norman Anderson, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course