ASA-CSSA-SSSA Science Policy Report ASA-CSSA-SSSA Bi-Weekly Science Policy Report https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/ en-us Copyright 2017 webmaster@agronomy.org (Webmaster) Societies urge Congress to develop a bipartisan budget deal https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5167 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5167 <p>In addition to a delayed appropriations calendar, Congress has to deal</p> Policy News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 FY 2018 research funding largely spared in Senate https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5168 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5168 <p>Even though Congress got a late start this year, but that hasn't stopped</p> Policy News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Nominee for USDA Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics announced https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5169 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5169 <p>Sam Clovis has been nominated by President Trump to serve as USDA</p> Policy News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Trump EPA eyes former Obama energy official to lead climate science face-off https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5170 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5170 <p>U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt</p> Policy News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Pentagon climate work in the GOP crosshairs https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5171 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5171 <p>Brick by brick, the Obama administration’s climate legacy is being</p> Policy News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Input sought on National Academies study on the future of food and agriculture research https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5172 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5172 <p>There’ still time to submit ideas for <a href="http://nas-sites.org/dels/studies/agricultural-science-breakthroughs/">Science Breakthroughs 2030</a></p> Policy News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Registration open for Crop Residues for Advanced Biofuels Workshop https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5173 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5173 <p>Advanced biofuels and bioproducts are being made from crop residues</p> Science News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Measured soil moisture improves wildfire prediction https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5174 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5174 <p>Despite the known connection between soil moisture and wildfire danger</p> Science News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Climate change to deplete some U.S. water basins, reduce irrigated crop yields https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5175 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5175 <p>A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts</p> Science News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Facts don’t matter when agvocating. Here’s why. https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5176 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5176 <p>“Probably the scariest thing for me to learn as a scientist is that facts</p> Science News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Register for upcoming geoscience webinar https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5177 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5177 <p>Register for the upcoming webinar, Building the Modern World</p> Science News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Farm drainage ditch sediments generate urea https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5178 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5178 <p>Harmful algal blooms can occur when noxious aquatic organisms</p> Science News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Farmers are capitalizing on carbon sequestration: How much is your carbon-rich soil worth? https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5179 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5179 <p>Carbon farming—a catch-all phrase to describe the cultivation</p> Science News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Scientists grow seedless watermelon to withstand soil-borne diseases https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5180 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5180 <p>Consumers love the convenience and taste of seedless watermelons</p> Science News 2017-07-26 12:00:00 China will import American rice for the first time https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5181 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5181 <p>China will import American rice for the first time after a new trade deal</p> International Corner 2017-07-26 12:00:00 French funding agency president resigns amidst tensions https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5182 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5182 <p>Michael Matlosz, president and CEO of the French National Research Agency</p> International Corner 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Brazil leads on sustainability https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5183 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5183 <p>Over the last 50 years, Brazil has experienced a real revolution in the countryside</p> International Corner 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Inside China’s $43 billion bid for food security https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5184 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5184 <p>The worst famine in human history occurred in China from 1959 to 1961</p> International Corner 2017-07-26 12:00:00 NAREEE Advisory Board Seeking Nominations 2017 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5185 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5185 <p>The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-26 12:00:00 NIFA Extends Deadline Seeking Research Topics from Commodity Boards for FY 2018 AFRI Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5186 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5186 <p>The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is extending the deadline</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-26 12:00:00 RFA: Tipping Points https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5187 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5187 <p>This Request for Applications (RFA) encourages applications for developing</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-26 12:00:00 EarthScope https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5188 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5188 <p>EarthScope is an Earth science program to explore the 4-dimensional structure</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-26 12:00:00 Whitehall Foundation: Bioscience Research Projects https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5189 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-07-26/#5189 <p>The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-07-26 12:00:00