CALS in the News-March 2023

Megaphone shouting news about agriculture.

A Reuters article on how climate change is impacting the maple sugaring season cites research from the Proctor Maple Research Center and features expert commentary from PMRC Director Tim Perkins.

Meredith Niles is quoted in an article from the Associated Press reporting on a new modeling study on the climate impact of the way humans produce and consume food. The article has received widespread national pick-up.

USDA NIFA published an article about the maple season getting off to an early start in the Northeast.

USDA NIFA listed UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health program in an article about land-grant universities improving local food and nutrition security.

The Proctor Maple Research Center’s Abby van den Berg discussed her research on red maples for maple syrup production in an article for Country Folks.

UVM Extension’s Joshua Faulkner was interviewed on WCAX for a story on how Vermont farms are needing to diversify to meet the challenges of climate change.

Jane Kolodinsky weighs in on the marketplace for milk and milk alternatives in a WCAX story on the DAIRY PRIDE Act of 2023 under consideration in Congress that would ban non-dairy alternatives from using the word “milk.”

Heather Darby talked with WCAX about the pros and cons of Vermont’s longer growing season.

Trisha Shrum comments on the market for sustainable home products in an interview with WCAX.

Vermont Public reported on two new projects getting underway from the Vermont Pollinator Working Group to save Vermont’s bees being led by Samantha Alger.

Can I Have Another Snack?, a newsletter, podcast and online community exploring appetite, identity and bodies, published a Q&A with Lizzy Pope discussing findings from her recent study showing TikTok promotes toxic diet culture among youth.

Martha Caswell of the Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative talked with Mongabay, a conservation and environmental science news platform, about how Ferrisburgh-based Boundbrook Farm is using agroecology principles in its cultivation of rice.

Jane Kolodinsky was interviewed for a Q&A on Let’s Talk Hemp Media.

UVM Extension’s Laura Sullivan did a podcast for Lancaster Farming entitled, Hemp Farming & Fiber Arts with Laura Sullivan, about being a fiber artist living and working in Vermont.

Chris Callahan shares advice for how to build a workshop in a Farm Progress article on how one VT farmer created a workshop out of a former dairy barn.

An article in The World covered the 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl where 32 Vermont 4-Her’s participated in this annual competition.

UVM Master Gardener Bonnie Kirn Donahue published a Rutland Herald piece about wood ashes for the home garden.

UVM Extension Master Gardener Jodi Larsen wrote about using plant material to solve crimes in the Rutland Herald.

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