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It’s time for your Southeast regional agricultural news. On Ag Information Network, my name is Haylie Shipp. A round of funds for agriculture – that’s what your show is about today, starting with Florida.
Faculty at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has secured more than $16 million in new funding to advance research projects aimed at combating deadly citrus greening. Funding is provided by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program, designed to provide solutions for U.S. citrus growers .
In Georgia, the US Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded the Institute for Health Logistics & Analytics at Georgia Southern University two grants totaling more than $310,000. These grants will help prepare owners and workers for future zoonotic disease outbreaks.
And, in Alabama, the past week has seen the grand opening of new state-of-the-art pesticide and chemical residue labs. The old facility was opened in 1977. The new facility, according to the Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture, is long overdue with drastic changes in technology over the past 50 years. It is expected to be fully functional by February 2024 and to be adjacent to the Auburn University campus.