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) House and Senate introduce Soils Resolution https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3640 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3640 <p>In a joint effort with the National Association of Conservation Districts, SSSA </p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Budget resolutions approved in both chambers https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3641 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3641 <p>Last week, both the House and Senate approved their budgets for the FY 2016 </p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Societies express concern over congressional inquiry of climate science researchers https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3642 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3642 <p>Spurred by the recent findings of financial links between fossil-fuel interest groups </p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Outside witness testimony submitted for federal research programs https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3643 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3643 <p>In preparation for upcoming appropriations hearings, SSSA, ASA and CSSA submitted </p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Letter in support of agriculture innovation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3644 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3644 <p>Last year, BIO and Farm Bureau led a group letter in support of modern agriculture</p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Earth science is not hard science, congressional Republicans declare https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3645 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3645 <p>U.S. geoscientists are accustomed to being used as a punching bag by climate change</p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 SSSA supports geological data preservation https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3647 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3647 <p>In conjunction with the Association of American State Geologists, SSSA signed on</p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Key congressional critic backs NSF peer review https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3648 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3648 <p>A political dispute involving the National Science Foundation (NSF) that has taken</p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Maine legislature pays tribute to soils https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3649 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3649 <p>The Maine legislature is the first in the nation to pay tribute to soils during the </p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 House committee holds hearing on NSF appropriations https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3650 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3650 <p>NSF Director France Cordova testified before the House Subcommittee on</p> Policy News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 How Midwest farmers perceive, respond to extreme weather https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3652 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3652 <p>How farmers perceive and respond to extreme weather varies widely across the </p> Science News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Printing soil architecture with a 3D printer https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3654 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3654 <p>Laboratory experiments go a long way in determining the hydraulic properties </p> Science News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3655 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3655 <p>A study published today in the journal Science found that government biofuel </p> Science News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 California imposes first mandatory water restrictions to deal with drought https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3657 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3657 <p>Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in</p> Science News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake. https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3658 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3658 <p>To keep up with global food demand, the UN estimates, 6m hectares of new </p> Science News 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Amazon forest becoming less of a climate change safety net https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3660 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3660 <p>The ability of the Amazon forest to soak up excess carbon dioxide is weakening </p> International Corner 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Max Planck Society unveils €50 million support plan for young scientists https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3661 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3661 <p>The Max Planck Society (MPG), Germany's flagship organization for basic </p> International Corner 2015-04-08 12:00:00 New RIKEN chief pledges to restore public faith in Japanese lab system https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3662 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3662 <p>On his first day on the job as the new president of RIKEN, Japan's network </p> International Corner 2015-04-08 12:00:00 UN warns world could have 40 percent water shortfall by 2030 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3663 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3663 <p>The world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water in just 15 years unless </p> International Corner 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Pacific Islands Conservation Innovative Grant https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3664 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3664 <p>The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3666 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3666 <p>Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology supports studies of: (1) the changing</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3667 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3667 <p>The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides financial </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Idaho Conservation Innovative Grant https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3668 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3668 <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-08 12:00:00 2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3669 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3669 <p>Financial Support for Undergraduate Studies in Environmental Sciences is </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-08 12:00:00 Oregon Conservation Innovative Grant https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3670 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-08/#3670 <p>The intent of the state component of CIG is to provide flexibility to NRCS State </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-08 12:00:00