Flavors of Florida Tasting Showcase and Food and Feed Prices Could Soar
**Flavors of Florida, the premier UF/IFAS tasting showcase, returns to the University of Florida campus on May 5th.
The evening event will be hosted by Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field, and tickets are available at early bird pricing now at tinyurl.com/IFASFOF22.
Flavors of Florida invites participants to sample delicious foods and beverages produced in the Sunshine State aided by UF/IFAS research.
**The United Nations Food Agency says international food and feed prices could jump by as much as 20%, due to the war in Ukraine, and trigger a jump in global malnourishment.
The Food and Agriculture Organization says Russia and Ukraine combine to provide 19% of the world’s barley supply, 14% of the wheat, and 4% of the maize, which Reuters says makes up more than one-third of the global cereal exports.
**The USDA announced it will support developing additional fertilizer production in the U.S. to address rising costs and spur competition.
The agency will make $250 million available this summer through a new grant program to support independent, innovative, and sustainable American fertilizer production to help supply American farmers.
To address growing concerns about competition in the agricultural supply chain, USDA will also launch a public inquiry seeking information regarding seeds and agricultural inputs, fertilizer, and retail markets.