Florida Cold Hardy Citrus Field Day and Vilsack on ReConnect Program

Florida Cold Hardy Citrus Field Day and Vilsack on ReConnect Program

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

**Citrus growers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as Southern Georgia and Alabama are invited to attend the 2022 UF Cold Hardy Citrus Field Day.

www.morningagclips.com reports, the event features a tour of the grove, with several new varieties as well as an update on ongoing cold hardy citrus research.

The workshop will be held Thursday, October 27th, at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy,and is sponsored by the Cold Hardy Citrus Association.

Registration Link: https://coldhardyfieldday.eventbrite.com


**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the USDA is awarding $502 million in loans and grants to help provide high-speed internet for rural areas in 20 states.

USDA is making these investments through the ReConnect Program.

Vilsack says, high-speed internet will improve the rural economy, and help rural businesses gain access to new markets, as well as help rural residents access better health care and educational opportunities.

More investment announcements are expected in the coming weeks.

**USDA data shows export sales of corn, beans, and wheat all fell week-to-week during the seven days ending on September 15.

Corn sales during the week dropped sharply to 182,300 metric tons from 583,000 the week before.

Soybean sales to overseas buyers dropped to 446,000 metric tons, sharply lower than 843,000 tons a week earlier.

Wheat sales came in at 183,500 metric tons.

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