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) Congressional negotiators reach deal on government funding through September https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5030 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5030 <p>Bipartisan congressional negotiators reached a critical agreement late Sunday</p> Policy News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Congress rejects White House approach, pursues targeted science & technology boosts https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5031 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5031 <p>After months of waiting and weeks of negotiating, Congress has finally released</p> Policy News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Science March draws thousands of participants https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5032 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5032 <p>April 22 marked the historic <a href="https://satellites.marchforscience.com/">March for Science</a>, in which thousands of people</p> Policy News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Sonny Perdue sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5033 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5033 <p>Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow</p> Policy News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Executive order to promote 'ag and rural prosperity’ https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5034 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5034 <p>President Donald Trump has signed an executive order “<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/25/presidential-executive-order-promoting-agriculture-and-rural-prosperity">Promoting Agriculture</a></p> Policy News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Senators urge President to appoint S&T officials https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5035 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5035 <p>On April 21, a group of eight Democratic Senators led by new Senator Maggie</p> Policy News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Societies speak out in support of federal research funding https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5036 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5036 <p>Even though Congress is just now wrapping up the FU2017 appropriations process</p> Policy News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5037 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5037 <p>Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are usually the first thing to come to mind</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Road salting linked to persistent chloride concentrations in bedrock https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5038 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5038 <p>Road salt application for deicing has increased in the United States since the</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Opinion: Crop insurance rules hinder soil health https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5039 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5039 <p>A hot topic among farmers is soil health; a relatively new concept that emphasizes</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 CAST Announces Jayson Lusk as Winner of the 2017 Borlaug CAST Communication Award https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5040 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5040 <p>The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) announces that</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Advancements in agriculture, good for people and the planet https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5041 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5041 <p>This Earth Day, hundreds of thousands of people marched to “defend the vital role</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Food and conservation groups invest in soil to sustain food production https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5042 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5042 <p>A national effort to enhance farm sustainability through soil health has additional</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Webinar: Best practices for National Institute of Food and Agriculture funding success https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5043 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5043 <p>On February 23, 2017, Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus, North Carolina State University</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Developing climate-resilient wheat varieties https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5044 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5044 <p>Increases in climate variability have placed new emphasis on the need for resilient</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 USDA survey released on scientific integrity https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5045 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5045 <p>A 'Survey of USDA Scientists Regarding Scientific Integrity' has been released</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Soybean research may reduce the need for nitrogen fertilizer https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5046 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5046 <p>Nitrogen is a nutrient that helps plant growth, yet overuse of nitrogen</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Edward Buckler, first recipient of the NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5047 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5047 <p>Edward Buckler, Ph.D., a research geneticist focused on nutrition and food</p> Science News 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Farm robots ready to fill Britain’s post-EU labor shortage https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5048 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5048 <p>A new generation of farm robots is being readied to plug a labor shortage on</p> International Corner 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Paris soil carbon sequestration goals called unrealistic https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5049 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5049 <p>The goal to offset rises in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations by</p> International Corner 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Young Africans chart new path for agriculture as climate heats up https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5050 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5050 <p>Young Africans are increasingly seeking to transform agriculture by using</p> International Corner 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Nutrient-poor farms get a vitamin boost from zinc mines https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5051 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5051 <p>Without zinc in their diets, people are prone to diarrhea, pneumonia, and</p> International Corner 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Marine Le Pen is a ‘terrible danger,’ French research leaders say https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5052 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5052 <p>The French science and higher education community appears virtually united</p> International Corner 2017-05-03 12:00:00 NIFA Competitive Funding Opportunity Webinar https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5053 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5053 <p>This webinar provides an overview of the NIFA’s competitive grant programs</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Food Safety Outreach Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5054 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5054 <p>The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Resident Instruction Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5055 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5055 <p>The purpose of this program is to promote and strengthen the ability of Insular</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Distance Education Grants for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5056 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5056 <p>The purpose of this program is strengthen the capacity of Institutions of Higher</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences Education and Literacy Initiative https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5057 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5057 <p>The AFRI Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences Education</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-05-03 12:00:00 Geophysics https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5058 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-05-03/#5058 <p>The Geophysics Program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-05-03 12:00:00