Agriculture Press Release

November 2, 1999

Crawford Launches Florida Trade Issues Weekly

TALLAHASSEE Florida Agriculture Commissioner Bob Crawford today unveiled "Florida Trade Issues Weekly," a weekly electronic trade publication of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Florida Trade Issues Weekly will provide information on a wide variety of issues relating to international trade and its impact on Floridas economy. Readers will be able to subscribe to the electronic magazine and receive new issues each week, or log on to the site anytime at www.floridatradeissues.com.

"This electronic magazine is an incredibly effective and cost-efficient way to educate and involve Floridians in international trade issues. Particularly within the agricultural community, the impact of international trade on our states economy is tremendous. I see Florida Trade Issues as a vehicle for informing Floridians and involving them in the development of trade policy," Crawford said.

Florida Trade Issues Weekly devotes a section specifically to the development of trade with China. Entitled, "Bridge To China," the section will not only report on developments between U.S.-China trade relations, but will document the Florida Department of Agricultures upcoming trade delegation trip to China this month.

"I have instructed the delegation to transmit reports and photographs from China daily so that all of Florida can be there with them," Crawford said.

Other components include reports on the latest news from Washington, D.C., on the development of trade legislation, special reports on World Trade Organization negotiations and trade statistics in Florida agricultural commodities. It will also feature guest columnists in upcoming issues.


For more information:

Terence McElroy

(850) 488-3022

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