CALS in the News for the Week of September 18 – 24

In the News

UW-Madison department to faculty: participate in annual ‘anti-racist’ experience, or lose your pay raise
Campus Reform, 9/20/21
Mentioned: Dean Kate VandenBosch
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Report: Proposed Changes To DNR Rule Could Cost Farms Millions In Management Costs, Lower Yields
Wisconsin Public Radio, 9/22/21
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Quoted: Karen Gefvert, Alumna, Animal and Dairy Sciences

When their farm was in decline, Elkhorn couple started a country brewery
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/23/21
Quoted: Laura (Duesterbeck) Johnson, Alumna, Horticulture
Quoted: Ben Johnson, Alumnus, Bacteriology
Mentioned: Ron Henningfeld, Alumnus, Agricultural Education

Study finds consuming more dairy fat can lower risk of cardiovascular disease
WMTV-TV, 9/24/21
Quoted: John Lucey, Food Science
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research

A survey for the bees: Wisconsin-based app gathers data on wild bees
Spectrum News, 9/21/21
Quoted: Claudio Gratton, Entomology

Century of discoveries: Interconnected tale of UW’s most innovative research epiphanies
The Badger Herald, 9/20/21
Quoted: Hector DeLuca, Emeritus, Biochemistry
Mentioned: Stephen Babcock, deceased, Agricultural Chemistry
Mentioned: E.V. McCollum, deceased, Agricultural Chemistry
Mentioned: Marguerite Davis, deceased, Agricultural Chemistry
Mentioned: Harry Steenbock, deceased, Agricultural Chemistry
Mentioned: Karl Paul Link, deceased, Agricultural Chemistry
Mentioned: Har Gobind Khorana, deceased, Biochemistry
Mentioned: Babcock Hall Dairy Store

Meet the Indigenous student org improving First Nations’ representation in STEM
The Badger Herald, 9/23/21
Mentioned: Judith Simcox, Biochemistry

Farm Workforce Modernization Act could help Wisconsin farmers to hire migrant workers
The Badger Herald, 9/23/21
Quoted: Michelle Miller, Center of Integrated Agricultural Systems

New app helps farmers, researchers track bee populations
The Badger Herald, 9/24/21
Quoted: Claudio Gratton, Entomology
Quoted: Hannah Gaines Day, Entomology
Quoted: Colleen Satyshur, Entomology

Researcher says some retailers are not supporting conservation practices
Brownfield Ag News, 9/24/21
Quoted: Jason Cavadini, Marshfield Agricultural Research Station

Grants awarded to organic research, program projects
Agri-View, 9/23/21
Mentioned: Erin Silva, Plant Pathology
Mentioned: Bill Tracy, Agronomy
Mentioned: Amaya Atucha, Horticulture

A world of customers bolsters milk revenue
Hoard’s Dairyman, 9/20/21
Quoted: Mark Stephenson, Center for Dairy Profitability

Ag safety week underscores dangers of farming
The Country Today, 9/20/21
Quoted: John Shutske, Biological Systems Engineering


Of Interest

Seeds are just kind of amazing’: For 15 years, Benny Koch and his kids have helped the DNR grow new trees
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/19/21