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’s White House science office still small and waiting for leadership https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5143 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5143 <p>The 1976 law that created the White House Office of Science and Technology</p> Policy News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Centrist Republicans mobilize against draft GOP budget https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5144 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5144 <p>Centrist House Republicans are lining up to oppose a draft GOP budget aimed </p> Policy News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 EPA head launching initiative to 'critique' climate science https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5145 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5145 <p>Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading</p> Policy News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Plan on tight budgets, personnel cuts, OMB tells agencies https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5146 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5146 <p>The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has told agencies to plan for </p> Policy News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Agro-terrorism bill signed by President https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5147 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5147 <p>President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1238, “Securing our Agriculture and</p> Policy News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Trump nominates finance executive for DOE science undersecretary https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5148 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5148 <p>President Donald Trump has nominated Paul Dabbar, an investment banker</p> Policy News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Lasting oil spill impacts in coastal wetland https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5149 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5149 <p>Although evidence of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill may </p> Science News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 How innovation dies https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5150 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5150 <p>Trying to do cutting edge research in a shambling concrete packing house</p> Science News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 As climate changes, southern states will suffer more than others https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5151 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5151 <p>As the United States confronts global warming in the decades ahead, not all </p> Science News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 The science police https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5152 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5152 <p>In 2013, Canadian ecologist Mark Vellend submitted a paper to the journal</p> Science News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Maize breeding enhances efficient use of nitrogen https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5153 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5153 <p>Nitrogen is applied yearly to the more than 90 million acres of maize production</p> Science News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Study finds mercury levels in Arctic soils 5 times higher than temperate regions https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5154 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5154 <p>Plants and soil in the Arctic tundra absorb and store mercury released into</p> Science News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 FFAR launches multi-million-dollar international effort to accelerate crops of the future https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5155 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5155 <p>The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) joined with</p> Science News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Autonomous monitoring approach gives farmers detailed 4D look at crops https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5156 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5156 <p>Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia</p> Science News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Soil Carbon and Nitrogen under a long-term fertilizer gradient https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5157 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5157 <p>The connection between commercial N fertilizer and soil organic carbon</p> Science News 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Canada’s basic science at risk of fading away, report argues https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5158 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5158 <p>Canada’s scientific enterprise is at risk of sinking to junk bond status</p> International Corner 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Report recommends doubling budget of EU's next science funding program https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5159 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5159 <p>A major report published last week by the European Commission recommends</p> International Corner 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Europeans line up behind Paris Accord, free trade before G20 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5160 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5160 <p>European leaders said they are ready to defend the Paris climate accord</p> International Corner 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Nominations open for 20187 National Science Board Honorary Awards https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5161 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5161 <p>Each year, the National Science Board (NSB) pays tribute to remarkable contributions</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Sustainable American Aquaculture https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5162 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5162 <p>The objective of the Sustainable American Aquaculture Program RFA</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-12 12:00:00 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5163 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5163 <p>The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) contributes to the Improving</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-12 12:00:00 2018 Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5164 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5164 <p>The Society for Conservation Biology is accepting applications for its</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-12 12:00:00 2018 Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5165 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5165 <p>The Society for Conservation Biology is accepting applications for its</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-12 12:00:00 SARE Regional Host Institution https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5166 https://www.crops.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-12/#5166 <p>The purpose of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-12 12:00:00