CALS in the News for the week of March 9 – 15

March 18, 2024

In the News

COVID-19 misinformation undermines public health 4 years after pandemic began
USA Today, 3/15/24
Quoted: Sedona Chinn, Life Sciences Communication

Health food packaging buzzwords are confusing. This guide can help.
National Geographic, 3/13/24
Quoted: Kathleen Glass, Food Research Institute

Why Wild Turkeys Suddenly Seem to Be Everywhere
Better Homes and Gardens, 3/9/24
Quoted: David Drake, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Latest forecast from USDA shows net farm income 25 percent lower this year than in 2023
Wisconsin Public Radio via Wisconsin State Farmer, 3/10/24
Quoted: Paul Mitchell, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Mentioned: Renk Agribusiness Institute

Record-breaking warm winter intensifies efforts to transform Wisconsin’s agricultural landscape
WUWM-FM, 3/11/24
Quoted: Valentin Picasso, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

As Wisconsin winters warm, it’s the end of tick season as we know it
WUWM-FM, 3/12/24
Quoted: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology
Quoted: Tela Zembsch, Alumna, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Entomology

Sen. Baldwin secures $1 million for UW agriculture research facilities
The Badger Herald, 3/14/24
Quoted: Heidi Zoerb, Associate Dean
Quoted: Kate VandenBosch, Emeritus Dean
Mentioned: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Recycled plastics and cooler cows: Undergrads share their work at Research in the Rotunda
The Daily Cardinal, 3/15/24
Quoted: Trey Standiford, Student, Biological Systems Engineering 
Quoted: Sophia Schoenfeld, Student, Biology 
Mentioned: CALS QuickStart

Technology provides new weapons in battling blight
Spudman, 3/12/24
Quoted: Amanda Gevens, Plant Pathology

Women in dairy are forging out their own path to success
Dairy Foods Magazine, 3/15/24
Quoted: Kristi Jankowski, Alumna, Food Science

Of Interest

How FAFSA Upended This Year’s College Admissions
New York Times, 3/13/24

UW-Madison launches Sustainability Research Hub
Spectrum News, 3/15/24

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.