ASA-CSSA-SSSA Science Policy Report ASA-CSSA-SSSA Bi-Weekly Science Policy Report https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/ en-us Copyright 2016 webmaster@agronomy.org (Webmaster) Senate agriculture committee leadership reach deal on GMO labeling https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4438 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4438 <p>Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing</p> Policy News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 31 top scientific societies speak with one voice on global climate change https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4439 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4439 <p>In a consensus letter to U.S. policymakers, a partnership of 31 leading nonpartisan</p> Policy News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 White House sees big benefits for agriculture in new drone rule https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4440 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4440 <p>The agriculture industry will be one of the first beneficiaries of the final rules</p> Policy News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Senators introduce bipartisan bill to support U.S. research and education https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4441 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4441 <p>The US science community got a big pat on the back from members of the Senate</p> Policy News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 House Subcommittee holds hearing on big data and agriculture https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4442 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4442 <p>House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities</p> Policy News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 White House gives 100 examples of putting science in its place https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4443 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4443 <p>Early in his presidency, President Obama issued a simple and powerful pledge</p> Policy News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 International treaty on plant genetic resources approved by Senate committee https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4444 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4444 <p>The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the International Treaty on Plant</p> Policy News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Inexpensive and open-source dataloggers for environmental monitoring https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4445 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4445 <p>Conventional systems for the measurement and recording of streamflow and</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Scientists hope to cultivate an immune system for crops https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4446 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4446 <p>The world’s crops face a vast army of enemies, from fungi to bacteria to parasitic</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 The 2016 World Food Prize Laureates announced https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4447 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4447 <p>The World Food Prize is proud to announce the 2016 laureates Drs. Andrade</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4448 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4448 <p>Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Dirt, democracy, and organic farming: A recipe to feed the world https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4449 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4449 <p>How many scientists does it take to debunk the myth that we need more food</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Are donors pulling back on agriculture research funding? https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4450 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4450 <p>Three-quarters of the world’s poorest people depend almost entirely on agriculture</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Better soil data key for future food security https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4451 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4451 <p>To project how much food can be produced in the future, researchers use</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 High-resolution digital soil map identifies intricate corn-yield environments https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4452 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4452 <p>Integrating spatial information into decision processes for precision agriculture</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 A future informed by agricultural and social sciences https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4453 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4453 <p>Two facts widely acknowledged for some time are increasingly being linked to conclude</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Four surprising reasons to measure and reduce food loss and waste https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4454 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4454 <p>A full one-third of the food the world produces ultimately goes uneaten. That’s a</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 The mistrust of science https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4455 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4455 <p>The scientific orientation has proved immensely powerful. It has allowed us to</p> Science News 2016-06-29 12:00:00 European Commission gives controversial weed killer a last-minute reprieve https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4456 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4456 <p>To the relief of farmers, the controversial herbicide glyphosate will remain on</p> International Corner 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Centuries-old African soil technique could combat climate change https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4457 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4457 <p>A farming technique practised for centuries in West Africa, which transforms</p> International Corner 2016-06-29 12:00:00 China rain seen damaging crop output, quality in top producer https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4458 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4458 <p>China’s wheat may face being downgraded to feed quality and output could drop</p> International Corner 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Researchers deplore U.K. decision to leave the European Union https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4459 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4459 <p>U.K. researchers and their organizations have reacted with dismay to last night’s</p> International Corner 2016-06-29 12:00:00 China's plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4460 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4460 <p>The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption</p> International Corner 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Industrial Hemp Conference https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4461 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4461 <p>Industrial hemp has been attracting a significant amount of interest from diverse</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-29 12:00:00 The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4462 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4462 <p>The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting pre-proposals</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Nominations open for 2017 National Science Board Honorary Awards https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4463 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4463 <p>Each year, the National Science Board (NSB) pays tribute to remarkable contributions</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Reducing CO2 Emissions Through Energy Efficiency and Carbon Pricing https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4464 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4464 <p>One of the Merck Family Fund’s goals is to restore and protect the natural environment</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-29 12:00:00 Reducing EMbodied-energy of Materials and Decreasing Emissions in Manufacturing https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4465 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4465 <p>The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) are shared research</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-29 12:00:00 California State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4466 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2016-06-29/#4466 <p>The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2016-06-29 12:00:00