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) Tell us how you advocate for science https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4995 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4995 <p>The ASA, CSSA and SSSA Presidents sent this message to Society members</p> Policy News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 FY 2017 appropriations wrap-up in progress https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4996 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4996 <p>Before departing for a two-week recess, House and Senate leadership</p> Policy News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Societies ask Congress to act on federal budget https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4997 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4997 <p>Hundreds of leading business, science and engineering, medical and health</p> Policy News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 House panel to challenge climate science https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4998 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4998 <p>Republicans on the House Science Committee are had a <a href="https://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings/full-committee-hearing-climate-science-assumptions-policy-implications-and">hearing </a>on March 27</p> Policy News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 White House plans workforce reductions https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4999 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#4999 <p>A memo issued by the White House Office of Management and Budget</p> Policy News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Senate bill seeks to expand conservation acreage https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5000 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5000 <p>Sen. John Thune is proposing changes to the farm bill conservation program</p> Policy News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Wetlands show potential to reduce conductivity of mine waters https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5001 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5001 <p>Passive biological treatment systems, which include treatment wetlands</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Cattle-associated antibiotics disturb soil ecosystems https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5002 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5002 <p>Manure from cattle administered antibiotics drastically changes the bacterial</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Polar glaciers may be home to previously undiscovered carbon cycle https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5003 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5003 <p>Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Is soil the great new integrator? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5004 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5004 <p>Farmers, researchers and development agencies are all increasing their focus on soil</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 OpEd: Make tomatoes great again https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5005 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5005 <p>I applaud Senator Rand Paul’s interest in controlling government waste</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 University of Arizona works to develop a weed-killing robot https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5006 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5006 <p>University of Arizona is currently working to develop a camera-based spray system</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Can Ancient Grains find their way in modern agriculture? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5007 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5007 <p>In November of 2014, an unassuming story appeared in the pages of</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 First evidence found of popular farm pesticides in drinking water https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5008 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5008 <p>Of the many pesticides that American farmers have embraced in their war</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Food labels confuse consumers https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5009 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5009 <p>Consumers are confused about food labels. That’s the message from a survey</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Iowa poll examines use of conservation practices https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5010 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5010 <p>Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy got its start in 2013, and efforts to track progress</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 To save Florida's famous oranges, scientists race to weaponize a virus https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5011 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5011 <p>Florida’s citrus growers have been fighting against a deadly disease called citrus</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Farming becoming riskier under climate change https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5012 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5012 <p>Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect</p> Science News 2017-04-19 12:00:00 A new agriculture app could usher in a 'golden' era for Myanmar farmers https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5013 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5013 <p>Impact Terra launched with the aim of providing digital solutions to rural</p> International Corner 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Europe’s paradox: Why increased scientific mobility has not led to more international collaborations https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5014 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5014 <p>A new analysis suggests that lowering barriers to scientific migration can</p> International Corner 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Japan has a bunch of new tech ideas—including nine breeds of carrots https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5015 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5015 <p>Taro Takagi has helped develop nine breeds of carrots intended to feed</p> International Corner 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Review of Canadian science calls for better oversight, coordination—and more money https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5016 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5016 <p>To reinvigorate its science base, Canada needs to “reinvest” almost</p> International Corner 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Emerging nations urge rich countries to honor climate finance pledges https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5017 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5017 <p>China, Brazil, India, and South Africa have urged industrialized countries</p> International Corner 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Hunger will continue to plague Africa until we get serious on soils https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5018 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5018 <p>Severe hunger in Africa could become a thing of the past even in arid regions</p> International Corner 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Citrus Disease Research and Extension https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5019 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5019 <p>The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5020 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5020 <p>Within the states and territories, the Cooperative Extension System has</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Aquaculture Research https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5021 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5021 <p>The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Stave-Level Conservation Innovative Grants https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5022 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5022 <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 North Central Soybean Research Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5023 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5023 <p>The North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) combines soybean</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5024 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5024 <p>The 1890 CBG is intended to strengthen teaching, research and extension</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 AFRI Foundational Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5025 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5025 <p>The AFRI Foundational Program supports grants in the six AFRI priority areas</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5026 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5026 <p>This program supports research and extension projects that have robust </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Farmers Advocating For Organic https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5027 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5027 <p>FAFO is a grant program funded entirely by annual, voluntary contributions</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5028 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5028 <p>The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00 Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5029 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-04-19/#5029 <p>The AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate (RACC) Challenge</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-04-19 12:00:00