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) USDA AFRI budget doubled in President’s budget request https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4158 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4158 <p>USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, and Director of the White House Office of Science</p> Policy News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 What will Obama’s last budget request mean for science? https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4159 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4159 <p>When President Barack Obama unveils his 2017 budget request it will honor</p> Policy News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 U.S. House tees up controversial bill on NSF research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4160 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4160 <p>This week the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to repeat a warning</p> Policy News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4161 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4161 <p>The food industry is pressuring Congress to act before the state of Vermont</p> Policy News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 AGree calls to action Presidential candidates https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4162 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4162 <p>The right food and agricultural policies can improve the health of America’s</p> Policy News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Heads Up: 2018 Farm Bill https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4163 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4163 <p>The topics of the day are the upcoming presidential caucuses and primaries</p> Policy News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 House Science Committee thinks Paris climate agreement is bad for Americas https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4164 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4164 <p>Countries both poor and rich participated in a historic moment on December</p> Policy News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Tree crowns, trunks: Another type of green infrastructure? https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4165 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4165 <p>Green infrastructure systems for handling urban runoff naturally focus on soil</p> Science News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 How 'more food per field' could help save our wild spaces https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4166 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4166 <p>Agricultural expansion is a leading cause of wild species loss and greenhouse</p> Science News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Status of the World’s Soil Resources https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4167 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4167 <p>The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released</p> Science News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 A diet change to fight climate change: eat more pulses https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4168 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4168 <p>Climate change may seem to many of us a challenge too daunting to tackle</p> Science News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Risk of lead poisoning from urban gardening is low https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4169 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4169 <p>Using compost is the single best thing you can do to protect your family from</p> Science News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 America’s 50 most powerful people in food for 2016 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4170 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4170 <p>Who wields power in the American food world? For the sixth year in a row</p> Science News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Soil policy in the EU https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4171 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4171 <p>Although agriculture and forests occupy 78% of the surface of the EU, currently</p> Science News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Will climate change move agriculture indoors? https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4172 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4172 <p>As climate change does its thing to America, what it is going to do to the nation’s</p> Science News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 #Agfacts for Super Bowl 50 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4173 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4173 <p>It’s that time of year again for American’s to gather around the big screen to catch</p> Science News 2016-02-10 12:00:00 China cracks down on illegal GM crops ahead of Syngenta deal https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4174 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4174 <p>Chinese officials have issued warnings to seed dealers and farmers not to use</p> International Corner 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4175 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4175 <p>Cattle, thin like their owners, wander in a parched riverbed. Desperate villagers</p> International Corner 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Australia’s national lab network to cut staff and trim research efforts https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4176 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4176 <p>Outrage has greeted a decision by the head of Australia’s premier research agency</p> International Corner 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Are robots taking over the farm? In Japan, they are. https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4177 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4177 <p>A Japanese firm said on Monday it will soon open what may be the most futuristic</p> International Corner 2016-02-10 12:00:00 India plans to borrow $12.6 billion overseas to fund irrigation https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4178 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4178 <p>India plans to raise $12.6 billion in overseas loans to fund irrigation projects due</p> International Corner 2016-02-10 12:00:00 French law forbids food waste by supermarkets https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4179 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4179 <p>France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing</p> International Corner 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Call For Nominations: ASA, CSSA, & SSSA Awards https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4180 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4180 <p>The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-02-10 12:00:00 USDA Grant Funding for Agricultural Research – new guidelines https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4181 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4181 <p>Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal Assistance Programs</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Long-Term Ecological Research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4182 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4182 <p>To address ecological questions that cannot be resolved with short-term observations</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Alfalfa and Forage Research Program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4183 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4183 <p>AFRP supports integrated, collaborative research and technology transfer to improve</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Farm Business Management and Benchmarking https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4184 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4184 <p>The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-02-10 12:00:00 Capacity Building Grants for Non Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4185 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-02-10/#4185 <p>NLGCA Institutions may use the funds: (a) to successfully compete for funds from</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-02-10 12:00:00