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) Trump administration to release ‘skinny budget’ in mid-March https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4903 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4903 <p>President Donald Trump’s administration is aiming to release a fiscal</p> Policy News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 U.S. Senate bill aims to make sure federal scientists aren’t ‘muzzled’ https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4904 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4904 <p>Congressional Democrats are rallying behind a bill to protect federal</p> Policy News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Societies applaud the passage of Energy Research and Innovation Bill https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4905 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4905 <p>The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the Department</p> Policy News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 In reversal, USDA reposts some animal welfare records it had removed from website https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4906 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4906 <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) restored some of the tens of</p> Policy News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 AAAS President urges Trump to leverage science in policymaking https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4907 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4907 <p>AAAS President Barbara Schaal urges President Donald Trump to place</p> Policy News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Top U.S. universities host 10,000 students and researchers from nations covered by Trump travel ban https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4908 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4908 <p>Sixty top U.S. research universities have roughly 10,000 students and researchers</p> Policy News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 One part of the Obama White House that will endure under Trump: Michelle’s vegetable garden https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4909 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4909 <p>It was less than a year ago that Michelle Obama referred to it as “her baby.” </p> Policy News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Climate-smart agriculture https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4910 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4910 <p>Changing climate conditions will impact urban and rural communities worldwide. </p> Science News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Connection between water, food and energy undergoes in-depth investigation https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4911 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4911 <p>The National Science Foundation and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News</p> Science News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 U.S. scientists develop new way to measure crop yields from space https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4912 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4912 <p>U.S. researchers have come up with a new method of estimating crop yields</p> Science News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Harvard and M.I.T. scientists win gene-editing patent fight https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4913 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4913 <p>The Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., will retain potentially lucrative rights</p> Science News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4914 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4914 <p>A water sensor technology that began as basic research at Cornell is blooming</p> Science News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Seasonal fate of phosphorus in vineyard soils https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4915 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4915 <p>Growing premium wine grapes requires the right soil and climate. An ideal combination</p> Science News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Don't call it wheat: an environmentally friendly grain takes root https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4916 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4916 <p>Normal wheat dies every year, and farmers have to till the soil and plant new seeds. </p> Science News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4917 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4917 <p>For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe</p> Science News 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Climate scientists wary of Trump: Please come to France, says presidental hopeful https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4918 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4918 <p>The mediagenic wunderkind of French presidential politics has a message for U.S. </p> International Corner 2017-02-22 12:00:00 China's latest farm policy shifts focus from output to demand https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4919 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4919 <p>China is embarking on a major shift in its agriculture policy, abandoning its long-held</p> International Corner 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Reinvest ASA: Call for Project Proposals https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4926 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4926 <p>Do you have a great idea to improve ASA's value to members and the profession? </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Call for nominations: New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4920 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4920 <p>The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) seeks outstanding early</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00 California State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4921 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4921 <p>The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Call for nominations: Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4922 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4922 <p>The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4923 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4923 <p>This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4924 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4924 <p>The Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Soil Science Scholarship provides financial support</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00 FY17 and FY18 Region 10 Wetland Program Development Grants https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4925 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4925 <p>EPA Region 10 - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington - is accepting grant</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00 North Central Region SARE Professional Development Grant Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4927 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4927 <p>NCR-SARE’s Professional Development Program (PDP) provides funds for professional</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Whitehall Foundation: Bioscience Research Projects https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4928 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4928 <p>The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00 Pollinator Health https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4929 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-02-22/#4929 <p>The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit organization</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-02-22 12:00:00