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UW-Madison’s research programs pack punch

Grower by cranberry bogUW-Madison is the fourth-largest research institution in the United States, according to a recent study released by NorthStar Consulting. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences – CALS – alone has about $102 million in research funding. It’s difficult to quantify direct and indirect economic benefits because of the many complex connections and partnerships across the university and UW-Extension. But certainly several current research projects are contributing value to agriculture in the state and beyond. More than 20 Wisconsin potato growers are planting varieties developed at UW for the chipping, fresh and specialty markets. UW researchers select new varieties based on market advantages such as disease resistance, improved storage qualities and low acrylamide levels. More

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