Below is a compilation of recent news coverage of CFANS faculty and staff. The views expressed in the media-prepared reports do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of CFANS or the University of Minnesota.
The University of Minnesota gets much of the credit for fostering the growth by breeding cold-tolerant grape varieties that can endure a northern winter and still produce a quality wine. The U's four most successful varieties -- Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, La Crescent and Marquette -- have been adopted so widely in the world's colder regions, a new U study estimated the 2011 economic impact at $400 million.
University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley talks with Cathy Wurzer about the recent record-setting snow storms and whether all this water will help recharge groundwater supplies around the region.
Minnesota Public Radio
The symbol of the NAFTA agreement is the Monarch butterfly -- chosen because of its annual migration across Mexico, the U.S., and Canada.... Conservation biologist Karen Oberhauser explains what scientists believe is causing the butterfly's staggering decline and what ordinary people might be able do to help the Monarch return.
Canadian Broadcast Corp.
Marin Bozic, assistant professor in dairy foods economics at the University of Minnesota, studies dairy trends. He attributes part of the decline in milk consumption to a lack of creativity when it comes to branding and packaging milk. For example, he says orange juice producers have turned the product from a commodity to a brand with calcium-fortified and some pulp versions.
The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum now has a West Coast research station in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The U of M is the owner of the Oregon Woody Plant Research Station, 24 acres of test gardens for northern hardy woody plant research, according to an Arboretum press release.