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) Stopgap funding measure likely, but timing still unclear https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4575 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4575 <p>Political momentum is building in both chambers for a short-term stopgap</p> Policy News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 What do the presidential candidates think about science and technology? https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4576 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4576 <p>Three of the four major candidates for U.S. president have responded to “America’s</p> Policy News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Congressional Caucus for Earth and Space Sciences gets launched https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4577 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4577 <p>One year after federal legislation threatened to restrict funding for the Earth</p> Policy News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Researchers studying "teen sex" and flesh-eating maggots win 2016 Golden Goose Awards https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4578 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4578 <p>Since 2012, the Golden Goose Awards have recognized quirky, federally funded</p> Policy News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Report urges Trump, Clinton to make room for science in the White House https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4579 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4579 <p>A new report on how the next U.S. president should manage the nation’s science</p> Policy News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Clinton and Trump: Where they stand on ag https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4580 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4580 <p>It’s been a long election season all across the country, and as presidential candidates</p> Policy News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Congressional panel battles over subpoenas of scientists https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4581 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4581 <p>A sharply divided U.S. House of Representatives panel on science debated its own</p> Policy News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Unprecedented maize yield gains under Striga infestation https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4582 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4582 <p>Maize is a food security crop in West Africa threatened by Striga hermonthica</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Agricultural R&D is on the move https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4583 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4583 <p>The geographical distribution of food and agricultural research and development</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 New guidance allows some NIFA Industrial Hemp research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4584 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4584 <p>A Federal Register notice provided information on how federal law applies to activities</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Bayer clinches Monsanto with improved $66 billion bid https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4585 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4585 <p>German drug and crop chemical maker Bayer clinched a $66 billion takeover of</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 The standoff between big oil and big corn https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4586 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4586 <p>A decade ago, lawmakers in Washington tried to address a trifecta of thorny challenges</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 EPA weighs in on glyphosate, says it likely doesn't cause cancer https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4587 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4587 <p>No chemical used by farmers, it seems, gets more attention than glyphosate, also</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Soil properties drive biosolids effects on winter wheat https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4588 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4588 <p>Environmental concerns limit fall biosolids application to winter wheat in Virginia</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Plating up solutions https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4589 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4589 <p>The food system—that is, all the processes involved in feeding the global population</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Getting Iowa farmers to embrace the 'C' word https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4590 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4590 <p>Iowa Public Television host Mike Pearson asked farmer Kevin Jesse a question that</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Phytotron facelift facilitates cutting-edge research on plants https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4591 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4591 <p>The laboratory is a control freak's dream come true! Welcome to the North Carolina</p> Science News 2016-09-21 12:00:00 China to invest $450 billion modernizing agriculture by 2020 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4592 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4592 <p>The Agricultural Development Bank of China, one of the country's main policy lenders</p> International Corner 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Irrigation turns drought to cash for Cameroon's vegetable farmers https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4593 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4593 <p>Farmers in this poverty-mired region of northwest Cameroon used to watch their vegetable</p> International Corner 2016-09-21 12:00:00 UN agrees to fight 'the biggest threat to modern medicine': antibiotic resistance https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4594 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4594 <p>All 193 United Nations member states are set to sign a declaration agreeing</p> International Corner 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, is being threatened by climate change https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4595 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4595 <p>One of the biggest concerns about climate change is the effect it will have on</p> International Corner 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Brazil ratifies Paris climate deal https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4596 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4596 <p>Brazil has become the latest country to ratify the Paris climate agreement. </p> International Corner 2016-09-21 12:00:00 This simple Indian irrigation tech is helping farmers hit hardest by climate change and drought https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4597 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4597 <p>Across much of India, farmers are struggling to adapt as their crops fail season</p> International Corner 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Farm boost of $30 billion aimed at helping Africa 'feed itself' https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4598 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4598 <p>African farmers are set to benefit from tens of billions of dollars pledged by</p> International Corner 2016-09-21 12:00:00 NSF Seeks Feedback on Strategic Plan https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4599 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4599 <p>The National Science Foundation is preparing to launch its next strategic plan</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Call for Authors and Technical Inputs for the Fourth National Climate Assessment Now Open https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4600 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4600 <p>Development of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) is underway</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-09-21 12:00:00 California Pest Management Research Grants https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4601 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4601 <p>National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Description California</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-09-21 12:00:00 North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4602 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4602 <p>The Agricultural Products Utilization Commission supports the development</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4603 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4603 <p>Agriculture professionals in Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-09-21 12:00:00 Southern SARE Producer Grant https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4604 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4604 <p>Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) is accepting</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-09-21 12:00:00 National Environmental Exchange Network Grant Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4605 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-09-21/#4605 <p>The Exchange Network Grant Program provides funding to states, territories</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-09-21 12:00:00