UF Citrus Greening Research and China Considers Easing COVID Restrictions
**University of Florida Institute of Food and Ag Sciences faculty have secured over $16 million in new funding to advance research projects to combat the deadly “citrus greening” disease that threatens the Florida citrus industry.
www.morningagclips.com reports, the funding is awarded from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension program, designed to provide solutions to U.S. citrus growers.
**Chinese leaders are considering steps toward reopening after nearly three years of tough pandemic restrictions.
www.agweb.com reports, China’s growth in exports fell for the first time in more than two years in October, as demand declines on rising risks of a global recession.
While China’s exports take a downturn, so have China's imports, falling to its lowest point in eight years.
**The Export Exchange Conference recently hosted by the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, and the Renewable Fuels Association is already paying off.
According to surveys of grain buyers who attended the event, they bought $225 million worth of grain and ethanol co-products, along with another $128 million still under negotiations.
Growth Energy CEO, Emily Skor says, “Exports of U.S. grains and DDGS create jobs at home while helping international companies satisfy their demand.”