CALS in the News for the Week of April 30 – May 6

In the News

Can the World Feed Itself? Historic Fertilizer Crunch Threatens Food Security
Bloomberg via Yahoo! Finance, 5/1/22
Quoted: Carrie Laboski, Soil Science

As pandemic changes become permanent, some rural communities are booming
E.W. Scripps via WTMJ-TV, 4/29/22
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Cellulose may keep ice cream from turning gritty in your freezer
Science News for Students, 5/4/22
Quoted: Richard Hartel, Food Science

‘Around the Farm Table’ explores climate change fighting grain
PBS Wisconsin, 5/5/22
Interviewed: Valentin Picasso, Agronomy
Mentioned: Arlington Agricultural Research Station

UW-Madison team looks to bring carbon capture to market
Wisconsin State Journal, 4/30/22
Quoted: Rob Anex, Biological Systems Engineering

How and why did cheese curds become such a big deal in Wisconsin? The answer is 100 years in the making
Green Bay Press-Gazette, 5/3/22
Quoted: Marianne Smukowski, Emeritus, Center for Dairy Research
Quoted: Dean Sommer, Center for Dairy Research

Midge flies take over the lakefront in Milwaukee. How long will they be around?
WDJT-TV, 5/5/22
Interviewed: PJ Liesch, Entomology

Hundreds line up to smell Corpse Flower
WKOW-TV, 5/2/22
Mentioned: John Mather, Emeritus, Horticulture
Mentioned: D.C. Smith Greenhouse

Preparing for mosquito season
WSAW-TV, 5/3/22
Interviewed: PJ Liesch, Entomology

Pass the PFAS: Wisconsin communities grapple with ‘forever chemicals’ as state, federal officials stall regulation standards
The Badger Herald, 5/4/22
Quoted: Dominique Brossard, Life Sciences Communication
Quoted: Steve Ventura, Emeritus, Soil Science

UW-Madison research uses pigs to solve people problems
Wisconsin Agriculturist, 5/2/22
Quoted: Dhanu Shanmuganayagam, Animal and Dairy Sciences
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Researchers Tackle Crisis Situations
Mid-West Farm Report, 5/5/22
Interviewed: Tom Crenshaw, Animal and Dairy Sciences

Warmer and wetter: Experts outline future of Wisconsin climate
The Country Today, 5/2/22
Quoted: Chris Kucharik, Agronomy


Of Interest

New transfer paths between technical colleges, UW campuses open up options for students
Wisconsin State Journal, 5/2/22

Millions of bees bound for Alaska are rerouted and die in Atlanta
New York Times, 4/28/22

Bird flu takes unheard-of toll on bald eagles, other birds
AP News, 5/5/22



CALS in the News is a weekly selection of media stories quoting or mentioning CALS faculty, staff, students, alumni, research and programs. Other stories of interest to the UW–Madison community and those in the fields of agriculture and the life sciences are also included. This list is produced by CALS External Relations. Read more about our mission and methodology for curating this list.