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 request meeting with EPA head in advance of climate change debate https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5190 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5190 <p>18 scientific societies including ASA, CSSA and SSSA, <a href="https://www.crops.org/files/science-policy/letters/2017-07-31-epa-climate-change-debate.pdf">signed on to a letter</a> to </p> Policy News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Crop breeders sprout plan to boost public sector research https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5191 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5191 <p>Universities need to get better at sharing patented seeds and other products</p> Policy News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 House approves security “minibus” with defense, energy funding https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5192 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5192 <p>After two days of amendments, the full House passed its security “minibus,” </p> Policy News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 GOP push to shift state water policy away from conservation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5193 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5193 <p>With a friend in the White House and their party in control of both chambers</p> Policy News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Trump donated $100,000 for a science camp. What should it look like? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5194 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5194 <p>The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that President </p> Policy News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 House budget resolution vote punted to September? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5195 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5195 <p>Before leaving for the August recess, House leadership punted a vote on</p> Policy News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Scientists fear Trump will dismiss blunt climate report https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5196 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5196 <p>The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically</p> Policy News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Registration open for 2017 ASA, CSSA, SSSA Annual Meeting https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5197 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5197 <p>Join more than 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Two linked genes for soybean mosaic virus resistance https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5198 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5198 <p>Soybean mosaic virus (SMV) causes significant yield loss and seed quality</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Corn could be major victim of climate change https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5199 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5199 <p>The weather has always been an unpredictable element of agriculture</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5200 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5200 <p>Biochar is ground charcoal produced from waste wood, manure or leaves</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Inside the Global Seed Vault, where the history and future of agriculture is stored https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5201 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5201 <p>It's been called the doomsday vault, the vault that will preserve the seeds</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Fertilizers, a boon to agriculture, pose growing threat to U.S. waterways https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5202 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5202 <p>Nitrogen-based fertilizers, which came into wide use after World War II, helped</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ is the largest ever measured https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5203 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5203 <p>Scientists have determined this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone,” an area</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 National Soil Health Measurements to accelerate agricultural transformation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5204 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5204 <p>For scientists, farmers and ag policy makers, one nagging question has yet</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 The power of food system investments to boost regional economies https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5205 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5205 <p>The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in partnership with the Federal Reserve</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Water quality impacts of willow in an agricultural landscape https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5206 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5206 <p>Multifunctional landscape design in the agricultural sector attempts to</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Meeting: The Future of Water, Food, and Energy https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5207 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5207 <p>Join The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 National Science Board seeks nominations for appointments to the board https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5215 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5215 <p>The National Science Board (NSB) is accepting nominations for eight Board</p> Science News 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Indian scientists taking to streets en masse https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5208 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5208 <p>Inspired by this past April’s global march for science, Indian scientists are </p> International Corner 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Loss of fertile land fuels 'looming crisis' across Africa https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5209 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5209 <p>Population swells, climate change, soil degradation, erosion, poaching, </p> International Corner 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5210 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5210 <p>There is only a 5% chance that the Earth will avoid warming by at least 2 degrees C come</p> International Corner 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Chinese plant scientists plan massive effort to sequence 10,000 genomes https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5211 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5211 <p>Hopes of sequencing the DNA of every living thing on Earth are taking a</p> International Corner 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5212 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5212 <p>The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Military REACH https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5213 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5213 <p>NIFA requests applications for the REACH for FY 2017 to provide high-quality</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Prize Competition https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5214 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5214 <p>USDA NIFA in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Great Lakes Resilience Project Grants https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5216 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5216 <p>New York Department of Environmental Conservation Description New York</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-08-09 12:00:00 Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5217 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5217 <p>Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for a Phase I project. Proposed Phase I</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-08-09 12:00:00 North Central SARE - Research and Education Grant Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5218 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-08-09/#5218 <p>The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-08-09 12:00:00