usda

USDA Assistance for Livestock, Honeybee and Farm-Raised Fish Losses

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $34 million to help agricultural producers recover from 2017 natural disasters through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), which covers losses not covered by certain other USDA disaster assistance programs. These payments are being made available today, and they are part of a broader USDA effort to help producers …

sba

SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in Alabama is May 1

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding businesses in Alabama that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by Tropical Storm Cindy with tornadoes and flooding on June 21-23, 2017. “Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to …

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Deadline Approaching in Southeast for SBA Working Loans

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release

Alabama SBA Working Capital Loans The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that April 16 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Alabama as a result of the rainfall, wind, flooding, flash flooding and Tropical Storm Cindy from May 1 through …

researchers

UF/IFAS Researchers Blame Cold for Fish Kills, Offer Suggestions

Dan Aquaculture, Industry News Release

Cold weather is killing fish in northern and Central Florida counties, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers, who are also offering some solutions. “In an aquaculture operation, farmers can cover their ponds with a frame covered with plastic, as ornamental fish farmers do in the Tampa area to protect their fish from the cold,” …

aquaculture research

USDA Invests in Research to Improve Domestic Aquaculture Production

Dan Aquaculture, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced grants to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture in the U.S. These awards were made through the Aquaculture Research Program authorized by the Competitive Special and Facilities Research Grants Act, administered by NIFA. “By 2030, it’s estimated that nearly two-thirds of fish consumed …

Stocking Your Aquaponics System

Dan Aquaculture, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some suggestions about the best fish species to source for your aquaculture or aquaponics system. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     Some of the best-recommended fish species to add to your new backyard aquaculture or aquaponics system on the farm include Blue Tile Tilapia, also known as Rocky Mountain White tilapia. They are fast-growing, …

Getting Started With Aquaponics

Dan Aquaculture, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some tips about getting started with an aquaculture or aquaponics system. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     An aquaculture or aquaponics system can be a beautiful addition to any backyard or farm. But you’ll need to know the best place or places to source fish species to stock it. Forget about the local …

fisheries

U.S. on Path to Sustainable Commercial Fishing Waters

Dan Aquaculture, Industry News Release

Two new reports reveal nation’s progress in sustainably managing marine resources U.S. commercial and recreational fishing generated $208 billion in sales, contributed $97 billion to the gross domestic product and supported 1.6 million full- and part-time jobs in 2015 — above the five-year average — according to NOAA’s Fisheries Economics of the United States report released May 9, 2017. Also …