CALS in the News for the Week of July 31 – August 7

In the News 

Two friends, both up for the Booker prize: “We are exploring what it means to feel alien”
The Guardian, 8/6/20
Interviewed: Brandon Taylor, Alumnus, Biochemistry

Why are officials worried about packages of seeds in the mail? They might be invasive species
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/31/20
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture
Quoted: Amanda Gevens, Plant Pathology

75 in Wisconsin died from farm activities in 2017-18, new report says
Wisconsin State Journal, 8/4/20
Quoted: John Shutske, Biological Systems Engineering
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

‘Another Body Blow’ To State’s Economy As Extra $600 In Unemployment Benefits End
Wisconsin Public Radio, 7/31/20
Quoted: Steve Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

State COVID-19 Aid Likely Helped Farmers Left Out of Federal Programs
Wisconsin Public Radio, 8/4/20
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

Health board rejects call for more COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, gatherings
Wisconsin State Journal, 8/5/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

Seed to Kitchen Collaborative Comes to Michigan
USAgNet, 8/5/20
Mentioned: Julie Dawson, Horticulture


Of Interest

Despite a pandemic and deep political divide, conservation scores a huge victory
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/5/20