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) New tax bill could significantly increase grad student taxes https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5383 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5383 <p>The recently unveiled Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) <a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/7/16612288/gop-tax-bill-graduate-students">eliminates</a></p> Policy News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Trump pick for USDA chief scientist withdraws nomination https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5384 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5384 <p>Former Trump campaign aide, Sam Clovis, who has been swept</p> Policy News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 House Science Chairman, Lamar Smith, retiring https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5385 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5385 <p>House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman</p> Policy News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Trump’s agriculture department reverses course on biotech rules https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5386 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5386 <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has withdrawn</p> Policy News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Government report provides most recent evidence of climate change https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5387 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5387 <p>U.S. Global Change Research Program’s (USGCRP) Climate Science</p> Policy News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 EPA to block scientists who get agency funding from serving as advisers https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5388 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5388 <p>Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, stripped</p> Policy News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 House Science Committee holds hearing on agriculture research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5389 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5389 <p>On Thursday, November 2, the House Science Subcommittee on Research</p> Policy News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Presidential memorandum on unmanned aircraft systems https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5390 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5390 <p>On October 25, the Office of Science and Technology Policy released</p> Policy News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Soil Health Institute, lum.ai and Tri-Societies partner to accelerate soil health research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5391 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5391 <p>The Soil Health Institute, The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science</p> Science News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 High-res soil surface mapping https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5392 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5392 <p>Soil surface mapping at high resolution provides insight into gas</p> Science News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Hypoxia Task Force reports to Congress https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5393 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5393 <p>The Hypoxia Task Force is releasing its 2017 Report to Congress</p> Science News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 3-D crop imaging helps agriculture estimate plant height https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5394 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5394 <p>Building three-dimensional point clouds from high-resolution</p> Science News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Irrigated agricultural impacts on water quantity in humid regions https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5395 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5395 <p>Groundwater irrigation is rapidly increasing throughout humid </p> Science News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Adding organic matter to soil has a limited effect on water holding capacity https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5396 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5396 <p>Sequestering carbon in the soil via the addition of organic matter</p> Science News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 New app makes it easier for farmers to identify, manage corn ear rots, mycotoxins https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5397 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5397 <p>Current tools make it impossible for U.S. corn growers to guarantee</p> Science News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 NAS holds Sackler Colloquium for the Science of Science Communication https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5398 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5398 <p>On November 16-17, the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National<span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, "Bitstream Vera Sans", Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span></p> Science News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Call for Public Comments: 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR-2) https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5399 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5399 <p>The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), on behalf</p> Science News 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Here’s how far the world is from meeting its climate goals https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5400 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5400 <p>Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris</p> International Corner 2017-11-15 12:00:00 EU countries reject proposal to renew glyphosate for five years https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5401 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5401 <p>An EU vote has failed to resolve a controversy over the use of glyphosate</p> International Corner 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Africa pushes for gains on genetic materials https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5402 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5402 <p>African nations are pushing for a review of an access and benefit sharing</p> International Corner 2017-11-15 12:00:00 UK government appoints next chief scientific adviser https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5403 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5403 <p>Patrick Vallance, president of research and development at the pharmaceutical</p> International Corner 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Forget rice, dish up Aztec pigweed to help feed the world https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5404 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5404 <p>From Aztec pigweed to dragon beans - several ancient, often forgotten</p> International Corner 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Global climate change threatens nutrition levels in staple crops https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5405 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5405 <p>New research suggests that declining levels of iron, zinc and protein</p> International Corner 2017-11-15 12:00:00 DOE Office of Science SBIR/STTR Phase II https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5406 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5406 <p>The DOE invites eligible Phase I and Phase II grantees to apply for</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5407 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5407 <p>The purpose of the BRAG program is to support the generation of new</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-11-15 12:00:00 DOD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program – Core Proposals https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5408 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5408 <p>The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-11-15 12:00:00 National Forest Foundation – Matching Awards Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5409 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5409 <p>The National Forest Foundation was established by Congress to support</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Methyl Bromide Transition Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5410 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5410 <p>The methyl bromide transition program (MBT) addresses the immediate</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-11-15 12:00:00 Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5411 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5411 <p>The goal of the Research Coordination Networks (RCN) program is to</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-11-15 12:00:00 International Research Experiences for Students https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5412 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-11-15/#5412 <p>The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-11-15 12:00:00