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 and senate to release budget resolutions https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3610 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3610 <p>Both chambers of Congress have released their respective budget resolutions</p> Policy News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 FY 2016 appropriations update https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3611 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3611 <p>As budget season moves into full swing, the ASA, CSSA and SSSA Science Policy Office</p> Policy News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 USDA leadership testify before House Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3612 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3612 <p>The the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing for the USDA</p> Policy News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Congressional letters in support of research funding https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3613 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3613 <p>Over the past two weeks several champions for food, agriculture and natural resources</p> Policy News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 EPA Secret Science Bill passes in the House https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3614 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3614 <p>On March 18, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Environmental Protection Agency</p> Policy News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Florida bans use of term "climate change" https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3615 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3615 <p>According to media reports, there is an unwritten policy under Gov. Rick Scott of Florida</p> Policy News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Sen. Durbin Introduces American Innovation Bill https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3616 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3616 <p>With a decline in federal scientific research threatening our standing as a leader</p> Policy News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 In a turnabout, key congressional critic backs NSF peer review https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3617 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3617 <p>A political dispute involving the National Science Foundation (NSF) that has taken</p> Policy News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 How to increase nitrogen use efficiency on farms https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3618 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3618 <p>A special collection of papers in the Journal of Environmental Quality examines </p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Give soils their due https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3619 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3619 <p>We are not paying enough attention to the world's soils, a “nearly forgotten resource” </p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Back to basics: Breeding plants for organic agriculture https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3620 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3620 <p>Thanks to the momentum of the farm-to-fork movement and environmentally aware </p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Why soil rocks https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3621 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3621 <p>2015 is the UN-designated International Year of Soils – one of the world's most important </p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3622 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3622 <p>One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels</p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 SSSAJ special section highlights the past and future of "hydropedology" https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3623 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3623 <p>The Mar.-Apr. 2015 issue of the Soil Science Society of America Journal (SSSAJ) includes</p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 NSF announces plan for comprehensive public access to research results https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3624 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3624 <p>Last week, the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced its continued commitment </p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Reddit prompts citizen scientists to go dig up dirt https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3625 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3625 <p>Thousands of citizen scientists around the country are getting their hands dirty </p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Annual NSF 2015 SBIR/STTR Phase II Grantees Conference https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3626 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3626 <p>This conference provides opportunities for small businesses that have received</p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Americans shrug off environmental issues as partisan divide deepens https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3627 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3627 <p>Republicans and Democrats have become increasingly polarized when it comes to environmental </p> Science News 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Canadian academics offer their own climate policy https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3628 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3628 <p>Under the conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Canada </p> International Corner 2015-03-25 12:00:00 EU's new GMO law leaves questions unanswered https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3629 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3629 <p>A new directive on cultivation of GMOs in Europe breaks an old deadlock between</p> International Corner 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Ukraine joins E.U. research club - at a steep discount https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3630 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3630 <p>Ukraine has earned privileged access to competitive research funds from the</p> International Corner 2015-03-25 12:00:00 U.K. budget includes new money for innovation https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3631 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3631 <p>One of the old traditions when the annual government budget is released in the</p> International Corner 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive Grants Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3632 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3632 <p>The Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive (SACC) Grants Program will</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3633 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3633 <p>This competitive grants program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Special Research Grants Program Potato Breeding Research https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3634 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3634 <p>The purpose of this grant program is to support potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Hydrologic Sciences https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3637 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3637 <p>The Hydrologic Sciences Program focuses on the fluxes of water in the environment</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Methyl Bromide Transition https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3638 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3638 <p>The methyl bromide transition program addresses the immediate needs and the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-03-25 12:00:00 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3639 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2015-03-25/#3639 <p>NFWF, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is soliciting </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2015-03-25 12:00:00