Florida program will help promote agriculture exports
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson said Wednesday that the state Department of Agriculture has conducted an extensive study of prospects for marketing Florida agricultural products in countries participating in the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement.
“Our marketing staff recently completed an extensive research project in the CAFTA-DR countries to help gauge consumer preferences for various Florida products,” Bronson said. “This information will be used to assist growers as they develop plans for exporting to these markets.”
The results of the project, which included more than 2,400 individual consumer questionnaires and an in-depth analysis, will be released in May. The report will provide background information on the economies of the countries in the region, examine the export potential of various Florida agricultural products, and include business contacts and other statistical information.