Citrus Health Forum in Florida and Vilsack Reaction to Census

Citrus Health Forum in Florida and Vilsack Reaction to Census

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

**Don’t forget to register for the 2024 Citrus Health Forum! The forum will be held this Thursday at the North Florida

Research & Education Center in Quincy, Florida. reports the registration and tradeshow opens at 8:30, with the meeting at 9:00.

Florida and Georgia pesticide CEUs will be offered, as well as Certified Crop Advisor.

Pre-registration is required to guarantee your lunch will be included.

Day-of registrations will be accepted, if space is available.

Register online at

**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack’s reaction to last week’s release of the 2022 Census of Agriculture underscores, in his words, it’s imperative we continue to deliver agriculture policies that create multiple streams of income and new, more competitive models for small- and mid-sized farms.

He says a combination of trade wars, the pandemic and policies that furthered a ‘get big or get out’ mentality pushed more people out of farming in the five years since the last Census, than in any other Census period this century.

**American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to allow farmers to use existing dicamba stocks for the upcoming season.

An Arizona court vacated the registration of three dicamba products critically important for farmers in fighting resistant weeds.

Duvall says without those products, not only are their substantial investments at risk, but farmers don’t know how they’ll protect their crops.

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