ASA-CSSA-SSSA Science Policy Report ASA-CSSA-SSSA Bi-Weekly Science Policy Report https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/ en-us Copyright 2015 webmaster@agronomy.org (Webmaster) Senate approves USDA appropriations bill and budget season grinds to a halt https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3826 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3826 <p>The Senate Appropriations Committee’s agriculture panel <a href="http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/news/subcommittee-approves-fy2016-agriculture-appropriations-bill">approved </a>a $20.5 billion </p> Policy News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Opportunity for local advocacy in August https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3827 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3827 <p>There’s still time to schedule a local meeting with your members of Congress </p> Policy News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Senators lead bipartisan effort on research and development policy https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3828 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3828 <p>Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) <a href="http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=63280708-209f-4b5e-bdaa-ddd4c5fbb63ev">announced </a>they will lead </p> Policy News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Speak out in support of scientific conference travel https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3829 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3829 <p>In 2012, the White House Office of Management and Budget and Congress </p> Policy News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 White House announces S&T priorities https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3830 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3830 <p>The Obama Administration released a memo outlining their science and technology</p> Policy News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 House Agriculture Committee passes GMO labeling bill https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3831 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3831 <p>The House Agriculture Committee, in a voice vote, has passed Rep. Mike Pompeo’s </p> Policy News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 White House orders updated biotech regulatory process https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3832 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3832 <p>The White House<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/modernizing_the_reg_system_for_biotech_products_memo_final.pdf"> issued an executive memorandum </a>requiring the USDA, EPA </p> Policy News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 House Agriculture Committee recognizes the 125th Anniversary of the passage of the Second Morrill Act of 1890 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3852 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3852 <p>The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to recognize the continuing <span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span></p> Policy News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Water security and food security go hand-in-hand https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3833 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3833 <p>Producing food, fiber, biofuel, and animal feed consumes some 70% of the freshwater </p> Science News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 2015 World Food Prize Laureate announced https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3834 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3834 <p>Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh was announced as the 2015 winner of the </p> Science News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Looking for solutions to agriculture's problems https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3835 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3835 <p>Today, our world faces agricultural dilemmas that dwarf the days of the Dust Bowl. </p> Science News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 WSJ: The Food Issue https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3836 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3836 <p>The Wall Street Journal’s Journal Report series this month focuses on food. Each article</p> Science News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 A tale of 2 (soil) cities https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3837 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3837 <p>Recent work showed that long-term differences in soil use and management </p> Science News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Drought sends U.S. water agency back to drawing board https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3838 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3838 <p>The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the federal agency that built and operates</p> Science News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 In defense of corn, the world’s most important food crop https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3839 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3839 <p>Corn has a bad rap. Think of those 90 million U.S. acres growing the stuff, </p> Science News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Industry groups add to lawsuits against EPA’s water rule https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3840 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3840 <p>More and more entities are filing lawsuits to force the Environmental Protection</p> Science News 2015-07-15 12:00:00 European Commission tasks scouts to find suitable science advisers https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3841 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3841 <p>The European Commission has asked a trio of scouts to help fill the void left</p> International Corner 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Brazil ready to meet growing global demand for food, OECD says https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3842 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3842 <p>Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand</p> International Corner 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Greek vote leaves researchers in uncertainty https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3843 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3843 <p>The decisive rejection of bailout terms in Greece has ratcheted up an already</p> International Corner 2015-07-15 12:00:00 China, Brazil, and the U.S. all announce new climate commitments https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3844 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3844 <p>Brazil, the US and China—three of the world’s top 10 greenhouse gas emitters</p> International Corner 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Russia's only private science funder closes its doors https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3845 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3845 <p>The Dynasty Foundation, Russia’s only private funder of scientific research, </p> International Corner 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Instrument Development for Biological Research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3846 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3846 <p>The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Long Term Research in Environmental Biology https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3847 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3847 <p>The Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Program </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Division of Environmental Biology https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3848 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3848 <p>The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Division of Integrative Organismal Systems https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3849 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3849 <p>The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) supports research </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Maryland Conservation Innovative Grants https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3850 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3850 <p>The Maryland NRCS requests applications for Conservation Innovation </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-15 12:00:00 Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3851 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-15/#3851 <p>Proposed Phase I projects should prove the scientific or technical feasibility</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-15 12:00:00