ASA-CSSA-SSSA Science Policy Report ASA-CSSA-SSSA Bi-Weekly Science Policy Report https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/ en-us Copyright 2016 webmaster@agronomy.org (Webmaster) Donald Trump is choosing his cabinet. Here’s the latest list. https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4713 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4713 <p>President-elect Donald J. Trump is meeting this week with more candidates</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 House GOP supports CR extension https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4714 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4714 <p>House Republicans have indicated a preference for passing another short-term</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Petition: Bring Science to the White House https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4715 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4715 <p>The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has launched a petition to President-elect</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Trump and next Congress could quickly erase scores of major regulations https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4716 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4716 <p>Under a seldom used law, the next Congress could quickly overturn more than</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Societies send climate science letter to Trump transition team https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4717 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4717 <p>A coalition of 31 scientific organizations, including ASA, CSSA and SSSA, sent</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Who will advise Trump on science? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4718 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4718 <p>In 1976, President Gerald Ford appointed physicist H. Guyford Stever as the</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Trump to scrap NASA climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’ https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4719 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4719 <p>Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Science, Education Leaders Call for a U.S. Science Adviser https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4720 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4720 <p>The heads of 29 top U.S. scientific and higher-education organizations – including</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 What now for science? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4721 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4721 <p>Faced with the uncertainty of what the 2016 U.S. presidential election means</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Trump admits 'some connectivity' between climate change and human activity https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4722 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4722 <p>President-elect Donald Trump conceded last week there is "some connectivity"</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Obama advisers urge action against CRISPR bioterror threat https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4723 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4723 <p>Scientific advisers to President Obama warn that the U.S. urgently needs a new</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Hundreds of US businesses urge Trump to uphold Paris Climate Deal https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4724 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4724 <p>Hundreds of businesses such as Starbucks, General Mills and Hewlett Packard are</p> Policy News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Subsurface injection of manure reduces estrogen transport https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4725 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4725 <p>Livestock production is increasingly tied to water quality concerns, in part due</p> Science News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 America’s Great Plains lost more habitat in 2014 than the Brazilian Amazon https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4726 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4726 <p>In 2014 the Great Plains lost more acres of grasslands than the Brazilian Amazon</p> Science News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Could power plant waste help cut water pollution? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4727 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4727 <p>In the heartland of U.S. agriculture, a growing number of farmers are spraying</p> Science News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Big farms are getting bigger and most small farms aren’t really farms at all https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4729 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4729 <p>In 1986, the government predicted that the number of farms in the U.S. was set</p> Science News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Lasting effects of biosolids in agroecosystems https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4730 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4730 <p>Wastewater treatment plants collect everything that goes down the drain and return</p> Science News 2016-11-30 12:00:00 UK should tell foreign scientists that it won’t force them to leave, report recommends https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4732 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4732 <p>A parliamentary committee has warned the U.K. government that its general </p> International Corner 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Dow-DuPont said to expect EU objections to merger next month https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4733 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4733 <p>Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. are expecting to get formal objections to their</p> International Corner 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Smog may be easing, but in parts of China water quality worsens https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4734 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4734 <p>China is making progress in battling the damaging smog that can shroud its big</p> International Corner 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Argentina’s scientists engulfed in budget crisis https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4735 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4735 <p>Scientists in Argentina are bracing for hard times next year. Later this month,</p> International Corner 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Healthy Soils, Thriving Farms Webinar https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4736 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4736 <p>Join this interactive webinar on Friday, Dec. 2 at 2pm EST for a debrief and discussion</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Plains and Prairie Potholes Cooperative Landscape Conservation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4738 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4738 <p>The Plains and Prairie Potholes (PPP) Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Maine Conservation Innovative Grants https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4739 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4739 <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-11-30 12:00:00 Dimensions of Biodiversity https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4740 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-11-30/#4740 <p>Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet's biodiversity remains unknown. </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-11-30 12:00:00