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) House science committee releases controversial draft of America COMPETES bill https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3672 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3672 <p>House Science Committee chairman, Congressman Lamar Smith (R, TX-21), </p> Policy News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 House Appropriations Committee Releases FY 2016 Energy & Water appropriations bill https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3673 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3673 <p>The House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2016 Energy and Water </p> Policy News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Reach out to Congress about the International Year of Soils https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3674 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3674 <p>Through a joint effort by the Soil Science Society of America and the National </p> Policy News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Republicans look to lift spending caps https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3675 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3675 <p>GOP congressional leaders are racing to approve a budget blueprint for the </p> Policy News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Statement on scientific conference travel https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3676 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3676 <p>Over 126 professional societies, trade groups and universities, including ASA, CSSA and SSSA</p> Policy News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Congress works to finish its budget outline https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3677 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3677 <p>House of Representatives and Senate Republican leaders are working to reconcile </p> Policy News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 U.S. submits emissions reduction plan to U.N. https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3678 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3678 <p>The Obama Administration committed once again to reduce its emissions by</p> Policy News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Federal R&D in the FY2016 budget https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3683 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3683 <p>For more than 40 years the American Associate for the Advancement of Science</p> Policy News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Conserving soil and water in world's driest wheat region https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3679 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3679 <p>In the world's driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers </p> Science News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative announced https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3680 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3680 <p>The Department of the Interior (DOI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) </p> Science News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Roundup and risk assessment https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3681 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3681 <p>The International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization</p> Science News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 New report identifies possible next steps in U.S. energy development https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3682 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3682 <p>The U.S. energy portfolio changes over time. Scientific and technologic advances</p> Science News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Lowe's says it will stop selling neonics https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3684 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3684 <p>Lowe's announced it will phase out the sale of products containing neonicotinoid pesticides</p> Science News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Chicago Council report on agriculture and global nutrition https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3685 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3685 <p>The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ new report, Healthy Food for a Healthy World</p> Science News 2015-04-22 12:00:00 E.U. faces a fresh battle over next-generation plant-breeding techniques https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3686 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3686 <p>The US plant-breeding company Cibus is proudly rolling out its first crop created</p> International Corner 2015-04-22 12:00:00 India to strike own path in climate battle https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3687 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3687 <p>Prime Minister Modi signaled he would not bow to foreign pressure to commit to </p> International Corner 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Science in U.K. election, on camera https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3688 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3688 <p>On 7 May, the United Kingdom will have a general election, the first in 5 years. </p> International Corner 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Head of Portuguese science foundation leaves under cloud https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3689 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3689 <p>Biomedical researcher Miguel Seabra stepped down last week from the presidency</p> International Corner 2015-04-22 12:00:00 E.U. Parliament up in arms against raid on research funds https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3690 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3690 <p>The European Parliament has thrown a spanner into the works of European Commission</p> International Corner 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Conservation Partners Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3691 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3691 <p>Conservation Partners is a collaborative effort between the USDA Natural Resources </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Dairy Digester Research and Development https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3692 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3692 <p>The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting proposals</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Climate CoLab https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3693 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3693 <p>Climate CoLab, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Renewable Natural Resources Foundation Awards https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3694 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3694 <p>RNRF has three annual awards to recognize outstanding achievements in the</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Conservation Innovative Grants https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3695 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3695 <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-22 12:00:00 ASF Sustainable Research Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3696 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3696 <p>The Agronomic Science Foundation (ASF) requests proposals for innovative research </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-22 12:00:00 1890 Facilities Grants Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3697 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3697 <p>The 1890 Facilities Grant Program is intended for the acquisition and improvement </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-22 12:00:00 Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3698 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-04-22/#3698 <p>The Environmental Research and Education Foundation is accepting applications </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-04-22 12:00:00