ASA-CSSA-SSSA Science Policy Report ASA-CSSA-SSSA Bi-Weekly Science Policy Report https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/ en-us Copyright 2015 webmaster@agronomy.org (Webmaster) White House calls climate change a “threat” to national security https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3548 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3548 <p>The White House highlighted climate change as a major risk to Americans</p> Policy News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Societies thank Senate Appropriations leadership for protecting climate science funding https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3549 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3549 <p>As part of the Climate Science Working Group, ASA, CSSA and SSSA signed </p> Policy News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 FAA issues its small drone rule https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3550 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3550 <p>This weekend the FAA released its long awaited rule that would allow for </p> Policy News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Societies support funding for Farm Bill conservation programs https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3552 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3552 <p>In a joint letter, ASA, CSSA and SSSA urged House and Senate Budget Committee</p> Policy News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Geoscience supports innovation, national security and job creation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3553 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3553 <p>SSSA, along with several other national organizations and scientific societies</p> Policy News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Panel urges research on Geoengineering as a tool against climate change https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3554 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3554 <p>With the planet facing potentially severe impacts from global warming</p> Policy News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 NIFA webinars on FY 2015 Centers of Excellence implementation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3555 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3555 <p>The 2014 Farm Bill requires that NIFA give priority in competitive research </p> Policy News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Visit Dig It! in Sacramento! https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3556 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3556 <p>Visit the Dig It! The Secrets of Soil exhibit at the California Museum in Sacramento</p> Science News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Future US megadroughts set to be the worst in 1,000 years https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3558 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3558 <p>Decades-long droughts are likely to ravage the US Southwest and Great Plains </p> Science News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Modeling nutrient loss from Midwestern crop fields https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3560 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3560 <p>Using cover crops in between corn and soybean crop production in the Midwest</p> Science News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Climate change could expand double cropping in the U.S. https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3561 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3561 <p>New research by a Stanford team shows that climate change is expanding </p> Science News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 The future of agriculture? Smart farming https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3562 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3562 <p>The agricultural sector is going to face enormous challenges in order to feed</p> Science News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Climate skeptic’s fossil fuel funding puts spotlight on journal conflict policies https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3563 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3563 <p>In 2008, a small technical journal received a paper on climate science by </p> Science News 2015-02-25 12:00:00 As IPCC chair exits, focus moves to who comes next https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3565 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3565 <p>The resignation of Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel </p> International Corner 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Ukraine’s science minister aims to mend Soviet-era rift https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3566 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3566 <p>In recent months, Serhiy Kvit, Ukraine’s education and science minister, has had</p> International Corner 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Indian grad students take to streets over miserable pay https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3567 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3567 <p>Indian postgraduate students have taken to the streets nationwide by the thousands</p> International Corner 2015-02-25 12:00:00 The fertile roots of Rwanda's green revolution https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3568 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3568 <p>Less than a decade ago, most Rwandans experienced hunger three months of the year. </p> International Corner 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Higher Education Challenge Grants Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3570 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3570 <p>Projects supported by the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program will</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Call for nominations for regional assessments and global scoping https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3571 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3571 <p>The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Professional Development Grant Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3573 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3573 <p>NCR-SARE’s Professional Development Program (PDP) provides funds for</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3574 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3574 <p>This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Water for Agriculture Challenge Area https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3576 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3576 <p>NIFA initiates a new challenge area to address critical water resources issues </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3578 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3578 <p>The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research grants in the six </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-02-25 12:00:00 Food Safety Challenge Area https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3579 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-02-25/#3579 <p>This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-02-25 12:00:00