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) White House to release budget outline by mid-March https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4930 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4930 <p>The Trump administration plans to release its fiscal 2018 budget outline</p> Policy News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Trump to propose 10 percent spike in defense spending, major cuts to other agencies https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4931 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4931 <p>President Trump will propose a federal budget that would significantly</p> Policy News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Hear from Trumps’ top picks for Science Advisor https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4932 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4932 <p>While the Trump administration has yet to name its top Science Advisor, </p> Policy News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Trump signs two bills focused on women in STEM https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4933 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4933 <p>Last week, President Donald Trump faced a full day signing bills, two of which</p> Policy News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Should scientists march? U.S. researchers still debating pros and cons https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4934 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4934 <p>Scientists around the United States are getting ready to do an unprecedented</p> Policy News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Neglecting research today threatens US innovation tomorrow https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4935 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4935 <p>Looking back, it is sometimes easy to see how basic scientific research benefits</p> Policy News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Trump aims to 'eliminate' Clean Water Rule https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4936 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4936 <p>The Trump administration is moving to roll back an environmental rule</p> Policy News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 White House eyes plan to cut EPA staff by one-fifth, eliminating key programs https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4937 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4937 <p>The White House has proposed deep cuts to the Environmental Protection</p> Policy News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Streambed E. coli alters microbial water quality https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4938 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4938 <p>Most of the microbial quality regulations and assessments for fresh waters</p> Science News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Widely accepted vision for agriculture may be inaccurate, misleading https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4939 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4939 <p>"Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." </p> Science News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 The sorghum plant that could tackle blindness https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4940 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4940 <p>Up to half a million children around the world are going blind every year due</p> Science News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Changes in precipitation patterns influence natural selection at global scale https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4941 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4941 <p>What matters more for the evolution of plants and animals, precipitation</p> Science News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Natural plant defense could help fight cancer, Alzheimer’s https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4942 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4942 <p>A natural defense that helps plants ward off insect predators could lead</p> Science News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4943 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4943 <p>Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen</p> Science News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4944 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4944 <p>Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying</p> Science News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Improving spelt agronomy and quality https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4945 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4945 <p>Spelt is an old hulled wheat currently receiving renewed interest of consumers</p> Science News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Nominate an Expert: Science Breakthroughs 2030 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4946 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4946 <p>The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking</p> Science News 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Brazil races against time to save drought-hit city, dying crops https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4947 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4947 <p>The shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city</p> International Corner 2017-03-08 12:00:00 China pledges to cut pollution and boost food safety https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4948 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4948 <p>China’s central government is laying plans to curb pollution, increase food</p> International Corner 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Fears grow that climate conflicts could lead to war https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4949 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4949 <p>Among the 21st-century threats posed by climate change - rising seas, melting</p> International Corner 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Tech and talent win big in U.K. science budget https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4950 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4950 <p>A major boost to government R&D spending in the United Kingdom will focus</p> International Corner 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Nominations Open for ASA, CSSA, SSSA Awards and Scholarships https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4951 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4951 <p>Nominate deserving colleagues for awards, including Fellow, in research</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-03-08 12:00:00 NASA Earth Science Applications: Food Security and Agriculture https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4952 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4952 <p>The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) solicits proposals to develop, implement, </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Supplemental and Alternative Crops https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4953 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4953 <p>The Supplemental and Alternative Crops Competitive (SACC) Grants Program</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4954 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4954 <p>The U.S. Forest Service will support projects in the Great Lakes basin</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Methyl Bromide Transition Program https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4955 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4955 <p>The methyl bromide transition program addresses the immediate needs</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4956 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4956 <p>The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Stave-Level Conservation Innovative Grants https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4957 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4957 <p>The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the </p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-03-08 12:00:00 Crop Protection and Pest Management https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4958 https://www.agronomy.org/science-policy/sspr/2017-03-08/#4958 <p>The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program</p> Research, Education, Extension Funding Opportunities 2017-03-08 12:00:00