Florida Citrus Growers Learn PGRs, and Vilsack Visits Mexico

Florida Citrus Growers Learn PGRs, and Vilsack Visits Mexico

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Florida citrus growers can learn more about the use of plant-growth regulators, or PGRs, and how they can fight against fruit drop at an upcoming online webinar presented by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

www.morningagclips.com reports, the webinar will be, via Zoom, at 10 a.m., April 27, and there is no charge, but interested growers must pre-register.


Just visit the site https://tinyurl.com/GAupdateApr22.

For more information, please contact Jamie Burrow at jdyates@ufl.edu .


**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack met with his counterpart in Mexico last week to announce the opening of Mexico to U.S. potato exports by May 15.

A USDA statement says they met to continue cooperation on shared priorities, including open trade, science-based policy-making, and sustainable and climate-smart ag production.

Afterwards, Vilsack announced the U.S. and Mexico have concluded all necessary plant health protocols and agreed to a final visit by Mexican officials that finalizes expanded access to the Mexican market for U.S. potatoes.

**USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service will hold its biannual Data Users’ Meeting this month.

USDA is hosting the meeting to share recent and pending statistical program changes, and to solicit input on programs important to agriculture.

The meeting will be Tuesday, April 19, at the University of Chicago.

Virtual attendance is an option. The meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is required … at www.nass.usda.gov

Previous ReportVilsack Visits Mexico and NASS Biannual Data User's Meeting
Next ReportGlobal Food Crisis Coming and Changes to GHG Modeling for Biofuels