These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, email University Communications.
Experts on today’s news…
Paul Mitchell on: Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook
Paul Mitchell, an expert on economics of crop production and crop risk management, and Mark Stephenson, an expert on dairy markets, are available for media at the Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum, from 10:15 to 1:45 a.m. today in the Traditions Room, located on the second floor of Union South. Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois agricultural economist, can discuss the grain situation and outlook. Additionally, there will also be a brief Q&A time with these same experts at the end of the Forum’s first session.
Tracey Holloway on: 2016 warmest year on record
An expert on climate change, Holloway can discuss the NOAA/NASA announcement today that 2016 was the warmest year on record, the third year in a row this record has been broken. Dan Vimont and Ankur Desai can also talk about the science behind the news. Paul Robbins, director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is available to talk about the implications for policy, politics and economics – particularly in the Midwest – as well as international issues related to climate change.