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) Short-term spending deal funds government through December https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5296 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5296 <p>The House and Senate adopted, and the president signed into law, legislation</p> Policy News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 House clears omnibus spending bill https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5297 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5297 <p>The House passed an FY 2018 omnibus funding package that contains its twelve</p> Policy News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics to leave USDA https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5298 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5298 <p>Dr. Ann M. Bartuska, the Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education</p> Policy News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Tillerson says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5299 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5299 <p>The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions</p> Policy News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Golden Goose Award honors silly sounding science with a big impact https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5300 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5300 <p>Scientists and policymakers assembled at the Library of Congress in Washington</p> Policy News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 State Department seeks nominations for climate report authors https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5301 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5301 <p>The United States Department of State, in cooperation with the United States</p> Policy News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Republican Senator endorses 'price on carbon' to fight climate change https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5302 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5302 <p>Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed a "price on carbon" to fight climate change</p> Policy News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 OpEd: Alarmism in climate reporting https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5303 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5303 <p>In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many members of the media</p> Policy News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Public funding of agricultural research: Assessment and suggested new paradigm https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5304 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5304 <p>Since the Hatch Act was enacted in 1887, public funding of agricultural research</p> Policy News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 ***2017 ASA, CSSA, SSSA Annual Meeting*** https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5305 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5305 <p>Don’t miss over 1,700 scientific presentation and 1,400 posters</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Rising temperatures, rice, and arsenic uptake https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5306 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5306 <p>Arsenic is a widely distributed toxic element that naturally occurs in minerals</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 NSF awards $36.6 million in new food-energy-water system grants https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5307 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5307 <p>Today, the number of humans alive on our planet is 7.5 billion. By 2087</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Grass-fed cows won’t save the climate, report finds https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5308 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5308 <p>If you thought eating only “grass-fed” hamburgers could absolve you from</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 GAO report on NSF's oversight of indirect costs for research https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5309 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5309 <p>The National Science Foundation awards billions of dollars annually to K-12</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Scientists work to grow food in space https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5310 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5310 <p>Eventually, when NASA astronauts are sent to explore the deep reaches of</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Global methane emissions from agriculture larger than reported https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5311 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5311 <p>Global methane emissions from agriculture are larger than estimated due</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Could this one simple idea be the key to solving farmer-environmentalist conflicts? https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5312 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5312 <p>In response to the discovery of nitrogen contamination, a group of city</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Understanding how genetics and the environment affect pea yield and nutrition in Montana https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5313 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5313 <p>Peas have been part of the human diet for millennia, proving to be an</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Intensive modern farming, not organics, credited with reducing greenhouse gases https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5314 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5314 <p>To feed a global population that has expanded from 3.7 billion in 1970</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Precision ag research means savings for South Carolina farmers https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5315 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5315 <p>Most sandy soils in South Carolina have a compacted zone, called a hardpan</p> Science News 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Researchers caught in growing rift over Catalan independence https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5316 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5316 <p>Scientists in Catalonia are feeling the ripples of a severe crisis as the region’s</p> International Corner 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Monsanto banned from European parliament https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5317 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5317 <p>Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament</p> International Corner 2017-10-04 12:00:00 This tiny country feeds the world https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5318 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5318 <p>Almost two decades ago, the Dutch made a national commitment to sustainable</p> International Corner 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Canada names new chief science adviser https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5319 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5319 <p>Mona Nemer, a cardiology researcher and vice president of research at</p> International Corner 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Duke Energy Water Resources Fund https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5320 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5320 <p>The Duke Energy Water Resources Fund, administered by the North Carolina</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Discovery Research PreK-12: Advancing STEM+Computing https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5321 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5321 <p>The Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grants https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5322 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5322 <p>The Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Specialty Crop Research Initiative https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5323 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5323 <p>The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Competitive Grant Program https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5324 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5324 <p>To support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-10-04 12:00:00 Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5325 https://www.soils.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-10-04/#5325 <p>The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-10-04 12:00:00