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) John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3853 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3853 <p>The John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science is awarded every two years</p> Policy News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Appropriations work ends, but budget deal still distant https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3854 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3854 <p>Last week, House and Senate appropriators did something they had not in a half-decade</p> Policy News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 House approves anti-GMO labeling law https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3855 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3855 <p>The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill that would block states and</p> Policy News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Presidential candidates should discuss energy, water and climate change, scientists say https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3856 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3856 <p>Thousands of Nobel laureates, college professors, university presidents, writers</p> Policy News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 NASA and USDA to Sign interagency agreement for earth science and agricultural research https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3857 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3857 <p>NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman and USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden</p> Policy News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 House passes California drought bill https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3858 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3858 <p>The House passed a comprehensive California drought bill despite significant Democratic</p> Policy News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Bicameral forum on scientific research https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3859 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3859 <p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) held a forum to discuss</p> Policy News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 House Science Committee introduces bill to ensure NSF research advances ‘national interest’ https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3860 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3860 <p>Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) </p> Policy News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 USDA, Microsoft to launch "Innovation Challenge" to address food resiliency https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3861 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3861 <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture is partnering with Microsoft to launch the</p> Science News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Study: Drones beneficial to ag https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3862 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3862 <p>Farmers can expect to see numerous benefits in several aspects of their operations</p> Science News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 RNA insecticide could target specific pests https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3863 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3863 <p>A novel insecticide targets a specific gene in a pest, killing only that bug species on </p> Science News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Why everyone who is sure about a food philosophy is wrong https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3864 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3864 <p>There’s an unbreachable divide between advocates of modern conventional agriculture</p> Science News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 A 'third way' to fight climate change https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3865 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3865 <p>Two options for dealing with climate change — reducing greenhouse gas emissions</p> Science News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Panel to review WHO finding on cancer link to herbicide https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3866 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3866 <p>Monsanto Co, whose Roundup product is one of the world's most widely used herbicides</p> Science News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Plant defense hormones help sculpt root microbiome https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3867 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3867 <p>New research begins to explain how plants separate microbes they like from those</p> Science News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Technology and growth spur ag jobs far from the field https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3868 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3868 <p>Technology has transformed farming, one of the Midwest’s biggest industries, </p> Science News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 GMO rice could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, study says https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3869 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3869 <p>Over half the people on the planet eat rice as a staple food. Growing rice emits methane</p> Science News 2015-07-29 12:00:00 IDB approves climate-smart agriculture fund https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3870 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3870 <p>The Inter-American Development Bank announced the approval of the $5 million</p> International Corner 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Kenya invests in research universities https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3871 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3871 <p>The government of Kenya has made plans to establish a National Research Fund </p> International Corner 2015-07-29 12:00:00 U.S. efforts to address global food insecurity https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3872 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3872 <p>In 2014, Feed the Future and other U.S. Government programs reached nearly</p> International Corner 2015-07-29 12:00:00 International Research Experiences for Students https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3873 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3873 <p>The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Research Experiences for Undergraduates https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3874 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3874 <p>The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3875 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3875 <p>The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 USDA Agricultural Research Grant Funding Programs https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3876 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3876 <p>The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is soliciting topics</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Biomedical Engineering https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3877 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3877 <p>The goal of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program is to provide opportunities</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3878 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3878 <p>The Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering (BBE) program supports fundamental</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Environmental Engineering https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3879 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3879 <p>The goal of the Environmental Engineering program is to encourage transformative</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Environmental Sustainability https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3880 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3880 <p>The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Nano-Biosensing https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3881 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3881 <p>The Nano-Biosensing program supports fundamental engineering research on devices</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3882 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3882 <p>The goal of the Nano-Bio Phenomena and Processes in the Environment (NPPE) program</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Energy for Sustainability https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3883 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3883 <p>The goal of the Energy for Sustainability program is to support fundamental engineering</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00 Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Grant Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3884 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-29/#3884 <p>The Illinois Department of Agriculture is seeking proposals through its Sustainable</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-29 12:00:00