UF Extension and Health Help Migrant Laborers and Census of Ag Collects Hemp Data

UF Extension and Health Help Migrant Laborers and Census of Ag Collects Hemp Data

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

**About 200,000 migrant laborers live in Florida with little to no health care.

www.morningagclips.com reports, to help this underserved population, UF Extension and UF Health have helped more than 400 migrant farmworkers and their families lead healthier lifestyles in the past year.

CAFÉ Latino, the Coalition of Florida Extension Educators for Latinos, and the University of Florida College of

Medicine have screened laborers and their families in Hillsborough and Hardee Counties for numerous health issues.


**The Upper House of Japan’s government, called the Diet, approved the Protocol Amending the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement regarding the beef safeguard mechanism.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office says that completes the Diet’s process of finalizing the agreement.

The new three-trigger safeguard mechanism will allow U.S. exporters to meet Japan’s growing demand for high-quality beef and reduce the probability that Japan will impose higher tariffs in the future.

**For the first time, the USDA will collect data on farmers growing hemp and using precision technology in the 2022 Census of Agriculture.

The agency began regulating hemp production in 2021, and this will be the first census to publish data on those producers.

The agency says it will also identify farmers using “precision agriculture” data-collection technology that guides planting decisions.

Farmers are required by law to fill out the survey, but NASS has no enforcement mechanism.

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