CALS in the News for the Week of February 13-19

In the News

Cultural ‘big deal’: Seal oil makes menu at Alaska care home
Associated Press, 2/16/21
Mentioned: Eric Johnson, Bacteriology

Nature Makes Wood. Could a Lab Make It Better?
Wired, 2/16/21
Quoted: Xuejun Pan, Biological Systems Engineering

How a microbiologist’s 1966 discovery in Yellowstone made millions of COVID-19 PCR tests possible
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/18/21
Quoted: Tom Brock, Emeritus, Bacteriology
Quoted: Michael Cox, Biochemistry

New global health major at UW-Madison introduced in the midst of global pandemic
NBC 15, 2/15/21
Quoted: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology
Quoted: Todd Courtenay, CALS Academic Affairs
Quoted: Zari Dehdashti, Student, Global Health
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Drivers may have to spend more for gas over the next two weeks following Texas blackout
NBC 15, 2/17/21
Quoted: Andrew Stevens, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Gas prices to increase as Texas refineries freeze
CBS 58, 2/18/21
Quoted: Andrew Stevens, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Natural Connections: Subnivean party
Price County Review, 2/17/21
Quoted: Jon Pauli, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Farmers with 2018 & 2019 crop quality issues might qualify for payments
Brownfield Ag News, 2/17/21
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Wisconsin Governor outlines budget, lawmaker reacts to ag spending
Brownfield Ag News, 2/16/21
Mentioned: Dairy Innovation Hub

Research agronomist finds niche in chips
Agri-View, 2/13/21
Interviewed: Lynn Leahy, Alumna, Animal and Dairy Sciences, Horticulture

Program manager brings small dairy perspective to Dairy Innovation Hub
The Country Today, 2/15/21
Quoted: Maria Woldt, Dairy Innovation Hub
Mentioned: Mark Stephenson, Center for Dairy Profitability
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

Hemp industry considers establishing checkoff program
Wisconsin State Farmer, 2/17/21
Pictured: Shelby Ellison, Horticulture

Of Interest

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget calls for borrowing authority, major spending boost for UW System
Wisconsin State Journal, 2/17/21

Thompson wants 75% of UW classes in-person this fall
Associated Press, 2/18/21

Ancient Trees Show When The Earth’s Magnetic Field Last Flipped Out
National Public Radio, 2/18/21