CALS in the News for the week of May 28 – June 3

In the News

Glyphosate weedkiller damages wild bee colonies, study reveals
The Guardian, 6/2/22
Quoted: James Crall, Entomology

How Could Life Evolve From Cyanide?
Quanta Magazine, 6/1/22
Interviewed: Betül Kaçar, Bacteriology

Heads up: Beware of red-winged blackbirds during nesting season
The Capital Times, 5/28/22
Quoted: Anna Pidgeon, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Midge flies are swarming Lake Michigan and Wisconsin waterways
WUWM, 6/1/22
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology
Mentioned: Insect Diagnostic Lab

Wisconsin’s rural startups are in decline, but a pandemic-era trend could reverse that
Wisconsin Public Radio, 5/30/22
Mentioned: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Ted Callon, Student, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Memorial Day BBQ costing more for shoppers as meat prices spike heading into weekend
WTMJ-TV, 5/27/22
Quoted: Andrew Stevens, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Deputy USDA Secretary says farmer mental health funding still needed
Brownfield Ag News, 5/27/22
Mentioned: Joy Kirkpatrick, Center for Dairy Profitability

New tool helps dairy farmers explore the economics of grazing dairy heifers
Hay and Forage Grower, 5/31/22
Quoted: Connor Mulholland, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: John Hendrickson, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Mentioned: Bradford Barham, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Look Out For Late Blight
Mid-West Farm Report, 5/31/22
Interviewed: Amanda Gevens, Plant Pathology

Next Round Of Dairy Grants Coming
Mid-West Farm Report, 5/30/22
Quoted: John Lucey, Food Science
Mentioned: Dairy Business Innovation Alliance
Mentioned: Center for Dairy Research

Of Interest

The Challenges of Calculating a Lab Leak Risk
Undark, 6/1/22

UW-Madison’s generational burden: For 50 years, Black student enrollment has barely budged
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/2/22



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.