City of Madison

Semester that was: News’ biggest stories

From campus, city, state, here are biggest headlines from Spring 2020

UW-Madison Campus

UW researchers receive grant, pioneer research on cranberry genomes

$6.4 million USDA grant with matching funds, innovative genetic research, aid farmers in creating better quality products

Herald

Berkely professor discusses research into food sustainability

Habu said intensified homogeneous agriculture may make society less resilient

Column

Wisconsin’s increasing farm closures spell devastation for the dairy industry

Trump's reckless actions with China have left Wisconsin farmers in economic disrepair, farmers all over the country in similar condition

UW-Madison Campus

SSFC hears budget from The Black Voice, debates SPiLL eligibility

SSFC also denies FH King budget change

State of Wisconsin

UW, state legislators look to assist struggling Wisconsin farmers

Farmers face price changes, disease, climate change but should remain proud

UW-Madison Campus

UW-Extension, putting expertise to practical use, extends benefits beyond UW students

Extension houses 4-H, a youth program and gardening education.

UW-Madison Campus

QuickStart program sparks initial interest for incoming freshmen

With QuickStart beginning its first trial run, it received almost nothing but positive feedback

Column

Walker, Trump out of touch with Wisconsin voters, disillusioned about dairy industry

Walker's tweet ignores implications of tariffs, trade deals, impact of immigrant labor

Column

Blows to Wisconsin agriculture show Trump’s disregard for his ardent supporters

Even though his populist ideals made him champion candidate of rural America, Trump's foolish tariffs will be their downfall