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) ASA, CSSA, SSSA members: deadline for policy awards is Friday, January 13 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4809 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4809 <p>Last chance to apply for several science policy opportunities open to ASA, CSSA and SSSA</p> Policy News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 As the 115th Congress is sworn in, what lies ahead? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4810 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4810 <p>With complete control of Congress and the White House, Republicans have a unique</p> Policy News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Interviews for Secretary of Agriculture continue https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4811 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4811 <p>As of January 1, President-elect Trump has yet to name his nominee</p> Policy News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 How does a US president settle on his science policy? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4812 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4812 <p>One of the president’s most important responsibilities is fostering science</p> Policy News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 After 16 years of lawmaking, science ally Mike Honda departs https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4813 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4813 <p>Representative Mike Honda has sat through more than a thousand hearings</p> Policy News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Are climate scientists ready for Trump? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4814 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4814 <p>How should climate scientists react to a president-elect who calls global</p> Policy News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 President Obama honors federally-funded early-career scientists https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4815 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4815 <p>President Obama named 102 scientists and researchers as recipients</p> Policy News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Response of alfalfa populations to salinity stress https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4816 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4816 <p>Alfalfa is a moderately salt- tolerant crop with high economic return and is</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 How drones could become a farmer’s best friend https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4817 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4817 <p>Billions of gallons of freshwater are used every day to irrigate crops</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Soil carbon capture: Great loamy hope or bandaid? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4819 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4819 <p>Recently I was challenged to assess the likely capacity of soil carbon</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 President Obama: The irreversible momentum of clean energy https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4820 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4820 <p>The release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 U.S. should pursue controversial geoengineering research, federal scientists say for first time https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4821 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4821 <p>The U.S. government office that oversees federally funded climate research</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Deriving effective soil water retention characteristics from shallow water table fluctuations in peatlands https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4822 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4822 <p>Peatlands are important storage locations for soil carbon and sinks</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Glyphosate panel split on chemical's carcinogenicity https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4823 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4823 <p>Environmental Protection Agency officials received a mixed message</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Dust Bowl would devastate today’s crops, study finds https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4824 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4824 <p>A drought on the scale of the legendary Dust Bowl crisis of the 1930s</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Invasive 'super weed' spreads through Iowa https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4825 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4825 <p>Farmers in Iowa, Minnesota and some other Midwestern states have</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Scientists loved and loathed by an agrochemical giant https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4826 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4826 <p>The bee findings were not what Syngenta expected to hear. The pesticide giant</p> Science News 2017-01-11 12:00:00 A plan for U.K. science after the European Union referendum https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4827 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4827 <p>The 2016 vote to leave the European Union (EU) shocked British scientists</p> International Corner 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Global agriculture trends: are we actually using less land? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4828 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4828 <p>Slash and burn agriculture. Palm oil plantations. Deforestation in the Amazon</p> International Corner 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Seeding Solutions https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4829 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4829 <p>This open funding opportunity is designed to work toward Seeding Solutions</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4831 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4831 <p>Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports innovative research that </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Request for Comments: Climate Science Special Report https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4832 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4832 <p>The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) seeks public comment</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Impacts of Climate Change on Oceans and Great Lakes https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4834 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4834 <p>The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4835 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4835 <p>The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-01-11 12:00:00 Stave-Level Conservation Innovative Grants https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4836 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4836 <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-01-11 12:00:00 STEM + Computing Partnerships https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4837 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-01-11/#4837 <p>As computing has become an integral part of the practice of modern science</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-01-11 12:00:00