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) Appropriations process inches forward https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4409 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4409 <p>When it comes to funding the government, the House and Senate have become</p> Policy News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 OSTP announces national microbiome initiative https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4410 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4410 <p>The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a</p> Policy News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 State officials investigated over their inquiry into Exxon Mobil’s climate change research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4411 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4411 <p>Since last November, a growing number of state attorneys general have been</p> Policy News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Senate Committee passes small business research reauthorization https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4412 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4412 <p>The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee passed a bipartisan</p> Policy News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 New chair of science board helps make NSF’s case to U.S. Congress https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4413 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4413 <p>The new chair of the board that oversees the National Science Foundation</p> Policy News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Celebrity chefs hope to press Congress on food waste https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4414 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4414 <p>Celebrities often land on Capitol Hill to testify about world atrocities, advocate</p> Policy News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Effective sampling for digital soil mapping https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4415 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4415 <p>Field soil samples are key inputs to digital soil mapping for provision of soil</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 SoAR Foundation and university collaborators release ag research breakthroughs report https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4416 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4416 <p>Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States joined the</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 How the world’s most popular foods have traveled all over the planet https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4417 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4417 <p>From the grains in your breakfast cereal to the grapes in your wine, there’s</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Global Soil Partnership endorses guidelines on sustainable soil management https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4418 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4418 <p>The Global Soil Partnership (GSP) endorsed a set of voluntary guidelines </p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 USDA partners with the Department of Defense to fight climate change https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4419 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4419 <p>The Department of Agriculture and Department of Defense have an extensive</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Study details economic benefits of GM crops https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4420 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4420 <p>A study by U.K.-based PG Economics finds that farmers around the world who</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 'Thirsty Land' highlights ag's resilience in wake of water shortage https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4421 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4421 <p>The Daugherty Water for Food Institute in Lincoln kicked off in April with a</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Food and Agriculture CEOs: Industry Making Strides on Sustainability https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4422 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4422 <p>Food and agriculture companies are making important strides on improving</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Chemical inputs can be reduced without significantly reducing yields https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4423 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4423 <p>Low-input and organic systems have been proposed to reduce the negative</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Report: bioenergy can support food security https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4424 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4424 <p>Energy and food security can be simultaneously improved through well-designed</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Land O'Lakes, Minnesota partner on water quality initiative https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4425 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4425 <p>The state of Minnesota and Land O'Lakes announced a partnership to improve</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Field to Market releases report on opportunities to advance soil health https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4426 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4426 <p>Over the past decade, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture</p> Science News 2016-06-15 12:00:00 EU fails to get sufficient majority in vote to extend glyphosate use https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4427 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4427 <p>The future of weedkiller glyphosate, the active ingredient of Monsanto Co.’s </p> International Corner 2016-06-15 12:00:00 India moves toward U.S. on climate change https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4428 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4428 <p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed to attempting to ratify the</p> International Corner 2016-06-15 12:00:00 China unveils plan to cleanse contaminated soil https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4429 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4429 <p>China has released an ambitious plan to make 90 per cent of its polluted </p> International Corner 2016-06-15 12:00:00 With Brazil in political crisis, science and the environment are on the chopping block https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4430 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4430 <p>In the midst of Brazil’s political turmoil, pro-development forces are moving</p> International Corner 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Air and water problems are worsening on a global scale, U.N. says https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4431 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4431 <p>In a sweeping synthesis of global data, the United Nations Environment Programme</p> International Corner 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Northeast SARE Professional Development and Research and Education Grants https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4432 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4432 <p>Northeast SARE have two grant announcements available. The Professional</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Announcement for Input from National-State Commodity Boards https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4433 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4433 <p>The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is reaching out to eligible</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Stave-Level Conservation Innovative Grants https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4434 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4434 <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Prize Competition https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4435 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4435 <p>The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is announcing the I-FAST</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4436 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4436 <p>This Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-15 12:00:00 Research Experiences for Undergraduates https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4437 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-15/#4437 <p>The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-15 12:00:00