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) USDA, NSF and DOE funding bills released by House and Senate https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4312 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4312 <p>Last week, the House Agriculture and Energy & Water (E&W) and the Senate E&W</p> Policy News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Roberts calls for GMO labeling pressure as BIO flies in https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4313 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4313 <p>As biotech industry representatives head to Capitol Hill, GMO labeling will likely</p> Policy News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 To fight global warming, Senate calls for study of making Earth reflect more light https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4314 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4314 <p>Budgetmakers in the U.S. Senate want the Department of Energy (DOE) to study</p> Policy News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 U.S. House's group hears Cuban ag trade benefits https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4315 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4315 <p>The Cuba Working Group, a bipartisan group of U.S. House Members supporting</p> Policy News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Agricultural research is the farmer’s ultimate antacid https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4316 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4316 <p>The $25 million bump that House appropriators are proposing for competitive</p> Policy News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 GAO finds holes in USDA biotech regulation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4317 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4317 <p>The Government Accountability Office is urging the Agriculture Department to set</p> Policy News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Nitrogen, harvest moisture, and cultivar selection effects on rough rice and milling yields https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4318 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4318 <p>Proper on-farm practices in Mid-South rice production are key to optimizing</p> Science News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Could global warming's top culprit help crops? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4319 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4319 <p>Many scientists fear that global warming will hit staple food crops hard, with</p> Science News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Neonicotinoid seed treatments produce higher soybean yields in the Southern US https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4320 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4320 <p>Scientists from Mississippi State University have found that treating soybean</p> Science News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 How grad students get paid affects where they work https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4322 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4322 <p>It’s only one study. But a novel analysis finding a link between how U.S. graduate</p> Science News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Land grant university programs helped keep farmers on the farm https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4323 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4323 <p>Federal cooperative extension programs have helped more than 137,000 farmers</p> Science News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Reducing food waste could curb climate change https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4324 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4324 <p>It’s easy not to think about food waste when your rotting tomatoes and days-old</p> Science News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Study examines the effects of exposing nitrogen-fixing bacteria in roots to fertilizer https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4325 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4325 <p>Plant biologists at the University of Illinois and Michigan State University have</p> Science News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 NSF test finds eliminating deadlines halves number of grant proposals https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4327 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4327 <p>In recent years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia, has</p> Science News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Remediating brine-contaminated soils from the surface https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4328 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4328 <p>In the oil and gas industry, drilling and fracturing operations produce saline-sodic</p> Science News 2016-04-20 12:00:00 E.U. urged to free all scientific papers by 2020 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4330 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4330 <p>One of the perks of holding the rotating presidency of the European Union is that</p> International Corner 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Indian grain output seen testing record with stronger monsoon https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4331 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4331 <p>Forecasts for the first above-average monsoon in India in three years is set to</p> International Corner 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Research and application of biochar in China https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4332 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4332 <p>China is facing major environmental challenges, among which are soil contamination</p> International Corner 2016-04-20 12:00:00 European Parliament backs glyphosate but with conditions https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4333 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4333 <p>European politicians advised on Wednesday that the herbicide glyphosate should</p> International Corner 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Rural water, not city smog, may be China’s pollution nightmare https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4334 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4334 <p>More than 80 percent of the water from underground wells used by farms, factories</p> International Corner 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Emergency: Citrus Disease Research and Extension https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4335 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4335 <p>The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Ultraviolet Radiation Monitoring and Research Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4336 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4336 <p>The USDA has long been concerned about high levels of ultraviolet radiation</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4337 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4337 <p>The ARPA-E program, Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Stave-Level Conservation Innovative Grants https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4338 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4338 <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Food Safety Outreach Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4339 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4339 <p>The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-04-20 12:00:00 Bioenergy Research Centers https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4341 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4341 <p>The Genomic Science Program (GSP) in the Office of Biological and Environmental</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-04-20 12:00:00 'One Shared Place' Contest Invites Educator-Student Videos https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4342 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-04-20/#4342 <p>Leading up to Earth Science Week 2016, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-04-20 12:00:00