A federal hiring freeze, as suggested by President-elect Donald Trump, could affect EPA’s ability to retain top-flight scientists through a program known as “Title 42,” which EPA and other science-based agencies use to attract and retain highly skilled scientists who would otherwise be lured away by more lucrative offers from universities or industry.
Stephanie Mercier takes a look at the targeted mandatory programs and cuts made from the farm bill, including commodity and crop insurance programs, conservation, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program. Read moreRead More »
For the first time ever, scientists are gaining ground in the race against wheat stem rust, a pathogen that threatens global food security because of its ability to kill wheat. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Rothamsted Research, the University[…]Read More »