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) Appropriations process stalls as Congress leaves for 7 week recess https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4488 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4488 <p>The Appropriations committees in both the House and Senate have written</p> Policy News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Budget chairman to propose overhaul of congressional budget process https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4490 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4490 <p>Senate Budget Chairman Michael Enzi unveiled ideas for changing the budget</p> Policy News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Comments sought on National Climate Assessment https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4491 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4491 <p>The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published a notice in the</p> Policy News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Republicans just escalated the war over ExxonMobil and climate change https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4492 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4492 <p>Call it a tit for tat over subpoenas, one that escalates an ongoing spat over what</p> Policy News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 More for less in pastures https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4493 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4493 <p>Getting more for less is an attractive concept. But it isn’t that easy when it comes</p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 To protect the food supply, spend more federal money https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4494 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4494 <p>When a deadly disease that was killing millions of piglets suddenly arrived in the</p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Americans think national parks are worth U.S. $92 billion, but we don’t fund them accordingly https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4495 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4495 <p>The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this summer. In a new study</p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Did herbicide resistance exist before GMO crops? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4496 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4496 <p>Society may think weeds resistant to herbicides are a new phenomenon linked to</p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4497 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4497 <p>Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told. In the past several years, many scientists</p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Walmart brings muscle to the 'ugly' produce movement https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4498 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4498 <p>Tasty, if ugly potatoes? Funky-skinned but sweet, firm apples? In a series of low-key</p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Everglades Foundation launches $10 million prize to clean up toxic algae blooms https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4499 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4499 <p>Removing the phosphorus that causes toxic algal blooms in bodies of water around</p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Food security’s ability to unite, power to protect https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4501 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4501 <p>In today’s chaotic world with numerous conflicts and unprecedented numbers</p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 At 101, Loyd Ratts of St. John embraces technology changes https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4502 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4502 <p>Loyd Ratts first began irrigating his farm fields in 1973 and said he's better much</p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Food waste on the farm https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4503 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4503 <p>Food waste doesn’t just come from your plate or the back corners of your refrigerator. </p> Science News 2016-07-27 12:00:00 An upgraded 3,000-year-old pea could ease India’s inflation problem https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4506 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4506 <p>On a campus in southern India, Kiran Sharma and his team of biologists are perfecting</p> International Corner 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Turkish academics targeted as government reacts to failed coup https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4507 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4507 <p>In the wake of a failed coup attempt last weekend, the Turkish government</p> International Corner 2016-07-27 12:00:00 A week of political bloodletting, but U.K. science minister keeps his job https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4508 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4508 <p>For researchers worried about the future of science in the United Kingdom</p> International Corner 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Nation that suffered worst drought in decades is water exporter https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4509 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4509 <p>Jaiveer Arya wipes sweat from his brow as he squats in the shade and watches</p> International Corner 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Israel’s botanical gardens face funding crisis https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4510 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4510 <p>Israel’s 11 botanical gardens are scrambling to cope with deep cuts in funding</p> International Corner 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Input sough on phytobiomes and phenotyping https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4511 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4511 <p>The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is holding two</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Promote Weed Control Collaborations https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4512 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4512 <p>The Pulling Together Initiative, a program of the National Fish and Wildlife</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Bioscience Research Projects – Whitehall Foundation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4513 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4513 <p>The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4514 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4514 <p>The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Small Business Innovation Research Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4515 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4515 <p>Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-27 12:00:00 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4516 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-27/#4516 <p>The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) contributes to NSF’s Improving</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-27 12:00:00