Morning Agriculture: Florida aggies warn against research cuts — USDA suggests Brazil has ‘systemic’ food safety woes — Mika released from the hospital

FLORIDA AGGIES WARN AGAINST RESEARCH CUTS: The House Agriculture Committee on Saturday got a hefty dose of the astonishing breadth of issues facing farmers and ranchers during the first farm bill listening session at the University of Florida. From preserving the peanut program to combating citrus greening and saving wild turkey habitat, lawmakers heard it all over the nearly three-hour meeting. But if there was one theme that came up more than any other it was a unified warning to not cut research — or any program that helps with pests and diseases…

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