ASA-CSSA-SSSA Science Policy Report ASA-CSSA-SSSA Bi-Weekly Science Policy Report https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/ en-us Copyright 2017 webmaster@agronomy.org (Webmaster) Societies speak out in support of scientific integrity https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4867 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4867 <p>Last week, employees at several federal research agencies received</p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Scientific groups battel back against Trump travel ban https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4868 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4868 <p>One hundred and fifty-one professional scientific organizations</p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Geoscience coalition sends policy recommendations to Trump administration https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4869 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4869 <p>SSSA, along with seven other geoscience organizations, sent the Trump</p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 How a culture clash at NOAA led to a flap over a high-profile warming pause study https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4870 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4870 <p>A former scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration</p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Rumors swirl about Trump's science adviser pick https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4871 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4871 <p>US President Donald Trump has met with two rumored front-runners</p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Professor Smith goes to Washington https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4872 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4872 <p>For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly</p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 What science groups are saying about joining the March for Science https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4873 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4873 <p>The upcoming March for Science, set for 22 April, is creating a buzz</p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 GMO labeling fans, Trump just slowed your roll https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4874 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4874 <p>President Donald Trump has offered federal agencies a regulatory 2-for-1 </p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Ag Secretary hopeful Sonny Perdue snags Tom Vilsack's endorsement https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4875 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4875 <p>Sonny Perdue received the endorsement of his Democratic predecessor </p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Trump will keep France Córdova on as head of National Science Foundation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4876 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4876 <p>Donald Trump’s administration has asked the current director of the</p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Gingrich suggests ways to guide Trump on science and environment https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4877 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4877 <p>Last week former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his candid thoughts</p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 First 2018 Farm Bill hearing scheduled https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4878 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4878 <p>On January 25, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) </p> Policy News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Splitting nitrogen applications reduced nitrous oxide emissions https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4879 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4879 <p>While many soils in the upper Midwest of the U.S. are extensively tile drained</p> Science News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 “Between Earth and Sky” chosen for prestigious film festival in nation’s capital https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4880 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4880 <p>“Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier” has been</p> Science News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 1.5 degrees C may be closer than we thought https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4882 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4882 <p>Most scientists studying global warming compare today’s temperatures</p> Science News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 From flask to field: How tiny microbes are revolutionizing big agriculture https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4884 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4884 <p>Walk into your typical U.S. or U.K. grocery store and feast your eyes</p> Science News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 In America’s heartland, discussing climate change without saying ‘climate change’ https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4885 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4885 <p>Doug Palen, a fourth-generation grain farmer on Kansas’ wind-swept</p> Science News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Soil air permeability facilitates its hydraulic permeability prediction https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4886 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4886 <p>Reliable prediction of soil hydraulic characteristics is often required</p> Science News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 AAAS CASE Workshop: Accepting participation from Societies and Universities https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4888 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4888 <p>A coalition of scientific and engineering societies, universities, and academic</p> Science News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 FFAR accepting applications to join Expert Reviewer Database https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4889 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4889 <p>The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) seeks expert</p> Science News 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Winners and losers in India’s science budget https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4890 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4890 <p>For scientists in India, 2017 is becoming a year of feast or famine. India's annual</p> International Corner 2017-02-08 12:00:00 G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4891 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4891 <p>Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world</p> International Corner 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Mexican scientists feel the Trump effect https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4892 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4892 <p>For Andrés Moreno-Estrada, the news was welcome but the timing, terrible</p> International Corner 2017-02-08 12:00:00 How an Australian mentoring program is improving plant biosecurity in Africa https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4893 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4893 <p>Plant biosecurity management can be a boon to agricultural economies</p> International Corner 2017-02-08 12:00:00 The £6 billion man: New top job in U.K. science goes to Mark Walport https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4894 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4894 <p>It will be the most powerful agency in U.K. science, created to give research</p> International Corner 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Faced with U.S. retreat on climate change, EU looks to China https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4895 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4895 <p>Faced with a U.S. retreat from international efforts to tackle climate change</p> International Corner 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Nominations Open for ASA, CSSA, SSSA Awards and Scholarships https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4896 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4896 <p>Nominate deserving colleagues for awards, including Fellow, in research</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Rathmann Challenge: Mitigating Climate Change by Expanding the Use of Compost https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4897 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4897 <p>Applications are now available for the 2017 Rathmann Challenge</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Sustain Our Great Lakes 2017 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4898 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4898 <p>The Sustain Our Great Lakes program is soliciting proposals to improve</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Delaware River Restoration Fund https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4899 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4899 <p>The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Geotechnical Engineering and Materials https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4900 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4900 <p>The Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Program (GEM) supports</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-08 12:00:00 California Agricultural Water Use Efficiency & State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4901 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4901 <p>Through this competitive grant program, DWR and CDFA intend to</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-08 12:00:00 Regional Conservation Partnership Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4902 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-08/#4902 <p>The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-08 12:00:00