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CALS in the News for the Week of October 24-30

In the News

Cheese Makers Reel as Pandemic Sows Market Chaos
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription required), 10/28/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Center for Dairy Profitability

Women who inspire: Culturists breaking through during Covid-19
NBC, 10/26/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

‘Pandemic fatigue’ is hitting Americans — and likely behind surging COVID-19 infections
MarketWatch, 10/28/20
Quoted: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

How politics paralyzed Wisconsin’s pandemic response — and left families to grieve their losses
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, 10/28/20
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication

U.S. and world cheese contests get shuffled again amid COVID-19
Wisconsin State Journal, 10/27/20
Quoted: John Lucey, Food Science
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research

WisContext: COVID-19 Misinformation And The Paranoid Style In Wisconsin’s Pandemic Politics
Wisconsin Public Radio, 10/23/20
Quoted: Kaiping Chen, Life Sciences Communications
Mentioned: Malia Jones, Community and Environmental Sociology

Slaughterhouse bottleneck chokes farm-to-table connection
Wisconsin State Journal, 10/25/20
Quoted: Jeff Sindelar, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Quoted: Marie Raboin, Alumna, Agroecology

As Harvest Winds Down, Farmers in Better Spot This Year Than Last
Spectrum News, 10/23/20
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Shawn Conley, Agronomy
Quoted: Mike Maas, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

One Tomato at a Time: Local efforts work to reconnect Black growers with the land
The Badger Herald, 10/27/20
Quoted: Thomas Browne, CALS Academic Affairs
Quoted: Donale Richards, Alumnus, Biological Systems Engineering
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Will Wind Power “Kill All the Birds?”
WORT 89.9 fm, 10/26/20
Interviewed: David Drake, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Johnson Leads Master Cheesemaker Program as Smukowski Retires
Mid-West Farm Report, 10/28/20
Quoted: Andy Johnson, Center for Dairy Research
Quoted: Marianne Smukowski, Center for Dairy Research

Despite market improvements, dairy industry still not out of woods, expert says
Wisconsin State Farmer, 10/27/20
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Center for Dairy Profitability

Shirt sales support food banks, dairy industry
Agri-View, 10/29/20
Quoted: Sydney Endres, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Quoted: Mariah Martin, Alumna, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Of Interest

We’re overloaded’: Toppled silo crushes Sorg’s butcher shop
Janesville Gazette, 10/29/20

The farmer helping Mexican immigrants
BBC, 10/29/20

Trump to strip protections from Tongass National Forest, one of the biggest intact temperate rainforests
Washington Post, 10/28/20

Trump Administration Removes Endangered Species Protections For Gray Wolf In Lower 48 States
Wisconsin Public Radio, 10/29/20

Classrooms without walls, and hopefully Covid: How 4 schools created outdoor classrooms
New York Times, 10/27/20