farm-raised seafood

Agri View: Seafood or Fish Consumption

Everett Griner talks about consumption of seafood increasing in today’s Agri View.     Are you eating enough fish? A recent study shows that Americans are eating more fish than ever. Now that doesn’t mean that there is a lot of seafood on the table two or three times a week. In fact the figures are a big surprise. On …

aquaculture research

USDA Announces $1.2 Million to Support Aquaculture Research Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $1.2 million in available funding for aquaculture research projects in the areas of genetics, disease, production systems, and economics. Funding is made through NIFA’s Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program, authorized by the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act. “Sustainability of the aquaculture industry is important …

Copper Sulfate Kills Fungus on Fish Eggs

by Sandra Avant, Agricultural Research Service Fungus on fish eggs isn’t only an eyesore for the aquaculture industry, it’s also deadly to fish and expensive to treat. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found that copper sulfate kills fish egg fungus and is cheaper than current treatments. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists previously compared the effectiveness of copper sulfate …

UF/IFAS Researchers: Many Turning to Oysters for Valentine’s Day Energy

by: Beverly James, UF/IFAS, beverlymjames@ufl.edu With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you might be thinking about revving things up by eating a few oysters. We’ve all heard that oysters are aphrodisiacs, but researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences say there’s more to the story. “Oysters might be perceived as an aphrodisiac because they have …

Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference is Next Week

Those in agriculture won’t want to miss the Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference coming up next week. University of Florida/IFAS economists and other experts will discuss economic insights helpful for making informed business and policy decisions. The second annual event, organized by the UF/IFAS food and resource economics department, will be held February 9th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. …

Trump Reportedly Taps Perdue as Ag Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate Perdue to the post. The American Farm Bureau strongly endorsed the nomination of Perdue following the news.

Re-emphasizing the Relevancy of Florida Agriculture

Agriculture is, and has been a very important part of Florida. And that is a message that Dr. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, wants to make sure all citizens of the state understand. Download Audio More about agriculture’s impact on the state of Florida can be found on the UF/IFAS website.

Hearing Ends in Florida-Georgia Water Fight

From The News Service of Florida: A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court finished hearing arguments Thursday in a high-profile legal battle about divvying up water in a river system shared by Florida and Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Special Master Ralph Lancaster said he could rule by Christmas, with the dispute then going back to the Supreme …