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) U.S. science groups have 20 questions for candidates https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4517 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4517 <p>Politicians talk about issues they think will sway voters, a tenet that explains why</p> Policy News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 White House call to save U.S. soil natural resources https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4518 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4518 <p>Soil plays critical roles in food security, climate mitigation, ecosystem function</p> Policy News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Science issues in the 2016 Republican and Democratic platforms https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4519 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4519 <p>Over the past two weeks, delegates from both the Republican National Committee</p> Policy News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Better seed for a better life: the Senate should ratify the plant genetics treaty https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4520 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4520 <p>Preserving and improving global food security smartly creates economic opportunity</p> Policy News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 GAO report on streamlining research grant requirements https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4521 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4521 <p>Last month the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that</p> Policy News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 When will food issues be on politicians’ plates? https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4522 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4522 <p>Even though the cultural conversation around food and agriculture seems to grow</p> Policy News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Why food labeling has little to do with knowing what is in your food https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4523 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4523 <p>Congress has just assigned USDA the thankless task of overseeing a compromise</p> Policy News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Declining sulfur in agricultural watersheds https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4524 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4524 <p>Air pollution legislation to control fossil fuel sulfur emissions and the associated</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Iowa farmers ripped out prairie; now some hope it can save them https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4525 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4525 <p>There’s a wild presence in Tim Smith’s corn and soybean field that most farmers</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Anthrax outbreak in Russia thought to be result of thawing permafrost https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4526 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4526 <p>Russia is fighting a mysterious anthrax outbreak in a remote corner of Siberia. Dozens</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 What's good for crops not always good for the environment https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4527 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4527 <p>What's good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 When conservation efforts end up using more water https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4528 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4528 <p>Water, we are repeatedly told, will be “next oil.” In the U.S., climate projections</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Impact of daily light integral on putting green establishment https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4529 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4529 <p>Previous research has provided excellent guidelines for warm-season putting</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Methane basics https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4530 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4530 <p>What do you, cows, digesters and landfills all have in common? We all make</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Towards smarter crop plants to feed the world https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4531 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4531 <p>Plant scientists at Lancaster University, with support from the University of Illinois</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Soil quality/health index assessment for on-farm sites https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4532 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4532 <p>Climate change progress has major implications for agricultural production in</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Schools nurture students’ agriculture interests https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4533 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4533 <p>A dozen students in Meagan Slates’ plant sciences class at Penn Manor High School</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Environmentalists reconsider support for biofuels mandate https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4534 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4534 <p>Environmentalists who once championed biofuels as a way to cut pollution are now</p> Science News 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Kenya feels Brexit effect as UK vote threatens Africa trade deal https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4535 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4535 <p>Millions of Kenyans’ livelihoods are at risk after Tanzania and Uganda refused to</p> International Corner 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Australia’s new government makes an about-face on climate research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4536 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4536 <p>Australia’s new science minister has ordered the nation’s premier science agency</p> International Corner 2016-08-10 12:00:00 The monsoon may not drive India's food-price inflation after all https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4537 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4537 <p>The monsoon season is a much-vaunted fixture of the Indian social calendar</p> International Corner 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Russian scientists bracing for massive job losses https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4538 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4538 <p>Russia’s scientific community is reeling from news that the government plans</p> International Corner 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Agriculture is Nigeria's ‘new oil’ https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4539 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4539 <p>Agriculture is the "new oil" for Nigeria and the only way to get the country out</p> International Corner 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Meet Europe's new science advice brigade https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4540 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4540 <p>Too many cooks spoil the broth, goes the saying. Could too many advisers</p> International Corner 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Sustainable Materials Management https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4541 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4541 <p>EPA Region 7 is soliciting applications that address one or more of the three</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Environmental Projects https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4542 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4542 <p>The V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation was founded with the aim of strengthening</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4543 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4543 <p>The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Promoting Sustainable Agriculture https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4544 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4544 <p>The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Environmental Sustainability https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4545 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4545 <p>The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-08-10 12:00:00 2017 NSF Alan T. Waterman Award https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4546 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4546 <p>The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to accept nominations</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-08-10 12:00:00 Early Career Research Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4547 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-08-10/#4547 <p>The Office of Science of the Department of Energy hereby invites grant applications</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-08-10 12:00:00