Florida's Online Pesticide Exam and China Short on Phase One
**Florida is now one of only a few states that offers an online pesticide exam option.
That’s according to Brett Bultemeier, assistant agronomy professor with the UF Pesticide Information Office, who tells www.morningagclips.com, applicators will now have the option of taking the exam online, at any time, from just about anywhere with an internet connection.
Historically, the exam has only been offered in person at pre-scheduled times.
**Speaking before the House Ag Committee, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack brought up the next farm bill.
Vilsack wants the committee to use the next bill to help him move rural America from an “extractive economy” to a “circular economy,” where the wealth stays WITH the opportunities and jobs that are created in rural areas.
Ag Chair David Scott says after the next congressional break, the committee will begin working on the 2023 Farm Bill.
**China wound up $16 billion short of achieving its obligations under the Phase One Trade Deal with the U.S.
A DTN report says the Biden administration is looking for ways to keep China buying ag products.
Ag Secretary Vilsack says the administration is “putting them on notice that we want them to live up to the agreement.”
The secretary told House Ag Committee members the U.S. has unfinished business when talking about the two-year trade deal that ended January 1.