ASA-CSSA-SSSA Science Policy Report ASA-CSSA-SSSA Bi-Weekly Science Policy Report https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/ en-us Copyright 2016 webmaster@agronomy.org (Webmaster) Senate passes GM food labeling bill https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4467 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4467 <p>The U.S. Senate has passed, by a vote of 63 to 30, a bill that would create</p> Policy News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Congress passes Global Food Security Act https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4468 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4468 <p>U.S. government programs helping farmers in developing countries withstand</p> Policy News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 House panel is generous to new federal STEM program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4469 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4469 <p>The prospects for federal support of science in schools across the United States</p> Policy News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Senate panel approves $500M for international climate fund https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4470 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4470 <p>During last week's markup of the State Department and Foreign Operations funding</p> Policy News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Spatial and temporal variability of soil water content https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4471 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4471 <p>The topsoil water content plays a key role in partitioning energy and water fluxes</p> Science News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 USDA seeks nominations for NAREE Advisory Board https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4472 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4472 <p>USDA has opened a request for nominations to fill vacancies on the National</p> Science News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 The paradox of American farmers and climate change https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4473 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4473 <p>There’s a strange paradox in the world of agriculture: farmers are perhaps</p> Science News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 More than 100 Nobel Laureates take on Greenpeace over GMO stance https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4474 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4474 <p>More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace</p> Science News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Why you should avoid predatory journals, welcome rigorous review https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4475 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4475 <p>Did you hear that eating cowpeas could play a vital role in managing diabetes? </p> Science News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Genome to phenome mapping in apple using historical data https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4476 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4476 <p>Apple is one of the world’s most valuable fruit crops, but its large size and long</p> Science News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 The next phase for agriculture technology https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4477 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4477 <p>Agriculture technology is no longer a niche that no one’s heard about. </p> Science News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Iowa State research shows perennials would reduce nutrient runoff to the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4478 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4478 <p>A new study from an Iowa State University agronomist shows that an increase</p> Science News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Commentary: The weather whisperer https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4479 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4479 <p>Welcome to a whole lot of Nothing. Enjoy it while it lasts, because most experts</p> Science News 2016-07-13 12:00:00 French scientists oppose nominee to head agricultural research institute https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4480 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4480 <p>French scientists are sharply criticizing the nomination of a policy specialist</p> International Corner 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Clean water fund draws investors https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4481 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4481 <p>The UK defence group BAE Systems and the Swedish national pension fund AP1</p> International Corner 2016-07-13 12:00:00 U.K. government enlists industry leaders to chart post-Brexit course for life sciences https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4482 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4482 <p>While many scientists in the United Kingdom are still reeling from the country’s</p> International Corner 2016-07-13 12:00:00 India tomato shortage causes curry crisis and puts sellers under pressure https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4483 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4483 <p>At Pimpalgaon Basant, a village in western India, there is not a single cloud</p> International Corner 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4484 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4484 <p>APHIS provides funding to strengthen the nation's infrastructure for pest detection</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-13 12:00:00 National Academy of Sciences Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4485 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4485 <p>Beginning in 2017, the new $100,000 prize will recognize one annual recipient</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research-Technology Translation https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4486 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4486 <p>The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-13 12:00:00 Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4487 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-07-13/#4487 <p>This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-07-13 12:00:00