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) Societies release new ‘Science Frontiers’ document https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3800 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3800 <p>Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science Societies are united in solving the Grand Challenge</p> Policy News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Odds of another government shutdown? https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3801 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3801 <p>The Budget Control Act enacted four years ago required across-the-board sequestration</p> Policy News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 USDA appropriations on the move https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3802 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3802 <p>The House Appropriations Committee’s agriculture panel advanced a $20.7 billion </p> Policy News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 U.S. must make agricultural research a priority https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3803 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3803 <p>Food is plentiful and relatively inexpensive in the United States, thanks to many</p> Policy News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Societies sign on to ‘Innovation: An American Imperative’ https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3804 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3804 <p>ASA, CSSA and SSSA joined with other leaders of American business, industry, </p> Policy News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 AGree report calls for food and agriculture research reform https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3805 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3805 <p>AGree, an agricultural think tank with former USDA Secretary Dan Glickman </p> Policy News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Pompeo releases reworked draft of GMO labeling bill https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3806 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3806 <p>Rep. Mike Pompeo has made public a newly reworked draft of his GMO labeling bill</p> Policy News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Waters of the US rule takes effect Aug. 28 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3807 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3807 <p>The Obama administration's new definition of the “waters of the United States” </p> Policy News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Vadose Zone Journal highlights the growing science of growing media https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3808 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3808 <p>For decades, peat has been the horticulture industry’s product of choice, but lately</p> Science News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Revealing the ocean's hidden fertilizer https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3809 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3809 <p>Phosphorus is one of the most common substances on Earth. An essential nutrient</p> Science News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Peak fragility: conserving mountain soils an urgent matter https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3810 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3810 <p>Mountain soils are the fragile foundations of ecosystems that ultimately provide </p> Science News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 GMO dilemma: swaying a wary public https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3811 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3811 <p>Proponents of modern genetic food modification through biotechnology expect</p> Science News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 What climate change implies for global food security and trade https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3812 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3812 <p>The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a new book, ‘Climate Change</p> Science News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 World’s aquifers losing replenishment race, researchers say https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3813 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3813 <p>From the Arabian Peninsula to northern India to California’s Central Valley, nearly a </p> Science News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Microbe mobilizes 'iron shield' to block arsenic uptake in rice https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3814 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3814 <p>University of Delaware (UD) researchers have discovered a soil microbe that </p> Science News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 WHO agency classifies 2,4-D as 'possibly carcinogenic to humans' https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3815 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3815 <p>The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that after reviewing</p> Science News 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Israel bets on recycled water to meet its growing thirst https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3816 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3816 <p>Treated sewage water provides close to a quarter of Israel's demand for water</p> International Corner 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Dutch court orders government to do more to fight climate change https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3817 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3817 <p>In a ruling that came as a surprise to many legal experts, a court in the Netherlands</p> International Corner 2015-07-01 12:00:00 E.U. science chief wants to work ERC magic on innovation https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3818 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3818 <p>The European Union’s research commissioner Carlos Moedas has proposed setting</p> International Corner 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3819 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3819 <p>States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., may apply now </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-01 12:00:00 New Technologies for Ag Extension https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3820 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3820 <p>The purpose of the New Technologies for Ag Extension (NTAE) Program is to increase </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Faculty Early Career Development Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3821 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3821 <p>The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Solicitation of Members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3822 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3822 <p>USDA is seeking the nomination of individuals to fill 9 vacancies on the National </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3823 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3823 <p>This grant program supports: (1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Advances in Biological Informatics https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3824 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3824 <p>The Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) program seeks to encourage new approaches</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-01 12:00:00 Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3825 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-07-01/#3825 <p>TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-07-01 12:00:00