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) Appropriations bills move forward in House and Senate https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3730 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3730 <p>After passing its Energy and Water appropriations bill on May 1,the House</p> Policy News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 House to vote on America COMPETES bill https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3731 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3731 <p>The House of set to vote on the America COMPETES Act this week despite vocal</p> Policy News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Senate passes congressional soils resolution https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3732 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3732 <p>Last week, the Senate passed S.Con.Res.10 a concurrent resolution that designates </p> Policy News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 White House addresses the loss of pollinators in the U.S. https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3733 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3733 <p>The White House has released the interagency Pollinator Health Task Force's National </p> Policy News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 State Department science adviser speaks out on Cuba https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3734 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3734 <p>Revised travel rules are easing visits to Cuba for U.S. scientists, and the U.S. Department</p> Policy News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3735 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3735 <p>The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling</p> Policy News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Wheat rotated with pea reduces economic uncertainty for Montana growers https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3736 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3736 <p>Wheat growers who grow both pea and wheat in their fields are likely to lessen </p> Science News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Ag has opportunities for college grads, USDA reports https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3737 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3737 <p>There are plenty of opportunities in agriculture for college graduates, according </p> Science News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 FAA approves Yamaha ag drone https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3738 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3738 <p>Almost a year after Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA applied for permission to operate</p> Science News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Purdue ready to plant legal hemp https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3739 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3739 <p>Ronald Turco has conducted critical research in his 30 years at Purdue University </p> Science News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 EPA regulator set to release key herbicide report https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3740 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3740 <p>The Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its review of the world's </p> Science News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Biotech oranges as a potential solution to citrus greening https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3741 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3741 <p>Ten years after citrus greening was discovered in Florida in 2005, the citrus industry</p> Science News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Forests could be the trump card in efforts to end global hunger https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3742 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3742 <p>About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger with the majority of the</p> Science News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Climate change's future impact uncertain on Midwest water cycle https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3743 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3743 <p>A potential consequence of climate change is significant modification of the water cycle</p> Science News 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Soils acidified during Australia’s historic drought will be slow to recover https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3744 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3744 <p>In the years 2007 to 2010, at the end of Australia’s Millennium drought, previously</p> International Corner 2015-05-20 12:00:00 In unusual move, German scientists lobby for GM labeling https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3745 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3745 <p>When it comes to labeling genetically modified (GM) food, the battle lines are </p> International Corner 2015-05-20 12:00:00 In Brazil, cattle industry begins to help fight deforestation https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3746 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3746 <p>Cattle ranching has been the primary driver of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon</p> International Corner 2015-05-20 12:00:00 New Spanish peanut variety for consumers, growers https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3747 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3747 <p>A new Spanish peanut variety that packs high levels of healthful oleic acid has been</p> International Corner 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Nobel laureates call on European Commission to keep animal research regulations https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3748 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3748 <p>16 Nobel laureates have released an open letter calling on the European Commission </p> International Corner 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3749 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3749 <p>The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds for pilot projects that: (1) </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3750 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3750 <p>Within the states and territories, the Cooperative Extension System has repeatedly</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Regional Center Grants to Enhance Food Safety https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3751 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3751 <p>The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Value Added Producer Grant https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3752 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3752 <p>The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Life Cycle Costs of Water Infrastructure Alternatives https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3753 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3753 <p>One of the high-priority research areas identified by the EPA Office of Research </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Regional Conservation Partnership Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3754 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3754 <p>NRCS is the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) conservation agency working </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Wetland Program Development Grants https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3755 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3755 <p>Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) provide eligible applicants an</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Conservation Innovative Grants https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3756 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3756 <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-05-20 12:00:00 Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3757 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-05-20/#3757 <p>The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-05-20 12:00:00