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) Agriculture Research Caucus established in House of Representatives https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5093 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5093 <p>U.S. House of Representatives members Jimmy Panetta and Rodney Davis</p> Policy News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Trump withdraws U.S. from Paris climate agreement https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5094 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5094 <p>President Trump announced on June 1 that he will withdraw the United States</p> Policy News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 A group representing $6.2 trillion of the US economy says they're 'still in' the Paris climate agreement https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5095 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5095 <p>A coalition of US economic, education, and local government leaders announced</p> Policy News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Former DOE officials, industry leaders urge Congress to protect agency’s research budget https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5096 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5096 <p>Former Republican officials, oil executives and business leaders are warning</p> Policy News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Op-Ed - Keep the lights on: Science funding must be a national priority https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5097 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5097 <p>Close your eyes and imagine an America blazing with innovation — a nation</p> Policy News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Mitigating nitrous oxide emissions from an irrigated cropping system https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5098 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5098 <p>Agricultural production in the western U.S. is an important part of the global</p> Science News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Call for Community Input: Science Breakthroughs 2030 Food and Agriculture https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5099 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5099 <p>Over the course of the next six months, the <a href="http://nas-sites.org/dels/studies/agricultural-science-breakthroughs/">Science Breakthroughs 2030</a></p> Science News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Reclaiming strip-mine sites for biofuel crop production https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5100 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5100 <p>Strip mines are so common in rural Pennsylvania that many people are unfazed</p> Science News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Farmers report shift in GMO plantings https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5101 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5101 <p>In May 2016 and May 2017, the Farm Journal Pulse asked farmers: “What</p> Science News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Conservation coursework for agriculture students https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5102 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5102 <p>Undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in agriculture take</p> Science News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 National Academies release review of draft climate science report https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5103 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5103 <p>A 'Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report' has been released</p> Science News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Wasted food adds up to wasted nutrients https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5104 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5104 <p>Foods that wind up in the trash contain many of the same nutrients</p> Science News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 New way to detect Palmer amaranth in contaminated seedlots https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5105 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5105 <p>Last summer, farmers in the Midwest got an unwelcome surprise after</p> Science News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Opinion: FFAR is a new model for food and ag research https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5106 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5106 <p>A few years ago, a huge shift occurred in global leadership when China</p> Science News 2017-06-14 12:00:00 For first time, China and EU to join forces on climate https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5107 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5107 <p>The European Union and China will issue a statement declaring climate</p> International Corner 2017-06-14 12:00:00 French President Macron said US climate researchers should come to France https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5108 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5108 <p>Last week, the newly minted French leader delivered a bruising rebuke</p> International Corner 2017-06-14 12:00:00 German breeders develop ‘open-source’ plant seeds https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5109 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5109 <p>There's open-source software, open-source pharma research, and open-source</p> International Corner 2017-06-14 12:00:00 New tool could help predict, prevent surging waters in flood plains https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5110 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5110 <p>A group of international scientists studying China's Yellow River has created</p> International Corner 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Composting Council Young Investigator Scholarship https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5111 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5111 <p>The CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship focuses on supporting undergraduate</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Biomass Research and Development Initiative https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5112 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5112 <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-06-14 12:00:00 NIFA Seeks Research Topics from Commodity Boards for FY 2018 AFRI Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5113 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5113 <p>NIFA is soliciting topics from eligible commodity board entities (federal</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Request for Information: Clean Water Technologies https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5114 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5114 <p>EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) partners with industry</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-06-14 12:00:00 Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5115 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-06-14/#5115 <p>As the nation continues to expand the horizon of opportunities and possibilities</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-06-14 12:00:00