Florida Teaching Agriculture Grants and USDA Trade Forecast Records
**Pre-kindergarten thru high school teachers are eligible to receive funding for hands-on learning by teaching their students about Florida agriculture.
Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering multiple $250 mini-grants to certified Florida educators for in classroom instruction for the 2021-22 school year.
Grants will be awarded for original and creative activities or programs that increase the understanding of agriculture.
Applications are due October 1st and recipients will be notified by November 16th.
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**Laws meant to protect U.S. navigable waters may have taken a turn for the worse.
www.agriculture.com reports, the U.S. District Court in
Arizona ruled that former President Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule must be vacated because of serious errors and its potential to cause significant harm to the nation’s waters.
A disappointed American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says farmers finally had environmentally responsible regulations that brought clarity, but this ruling casts uncertainty and threatens progress made to responsibly manage natural resources.
**The USDA’s quarterly trade forecast shows U.S. ag exports not only continue at a record-setting pace for fiscal year 2021, but they will eclipse this year’s total in 2022.
The August forecast is USDA’s first look at expected exports for FY 2022.
Factors underpinning the increase include record volume and value of corn exports, record volume of soybean exports, strong demand from China, and reduced foreign competition.