U.S. Behind in Aquaculture

Dan Aquaculture, This Land of Ours

The United States is far behind other countries in the production of aquaculture. Americans are large consumers of seafood despite our need to import most of it, says Drue Winters with Stronger America through Seafood. “The U.S. is a net-importer of food in general. That statistic came out for the first time recently, but the U.S. imports somewhere between sixty …

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USDA to Conduct the 2023 Census of Aquaculture

Dan Aquaculture, Census of Agriculture, Census of Agriculture, USDA-NASS

(USDA-NASS/WASHINGTON/Dec. 4, 2023) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced that starting Dec. 18 they will mail the 2023 Census of Aquaculture to all producers who indicated in their 2022 Census of Agriculture that they produce and sell aquaculture products. The deadline to respond is Jan. 15, 2024. An ag census special study, the …


USDA Makes Change to 2023 Notice of Loss Requirements for Two Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Livestock, Pollinators, USDA-FSA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has waived certain?notice of loss requirements for 2023 for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-raised Fish?(ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This move is an effort to streamline assistance to support access to critical 2023 natural disaster recovery assistance. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is waiving the requirement to submit ELAP or LIP notices of loss within …


Florida Ag Commissioner Announces Aquaculture Losses from Hurricane Idalia

Dan Aquaculture, Economy, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Sept. 26, 2023) — Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced the results of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Hurricane Idalia Aquaculture Economic Impact Survey. The survey estimated that the adjusted reported losses from Aquaculture Certificate of Registration holders and shellfish processors totaled $34,159,952 from Hurricane Idalia. “Aquaculture is Florida’s most diverse agribusiness, and it took a …


Commissioner Wilton Simpson Announces Cost-Share Assistance for Agricultural Producers Impacted by Hurricane Idalia 

Dan Agri-Business, Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Crop Insurance, Dairy, Economy, Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Funding, Pollinators

~ Maximum grant for eligible producers raised from $50,000 to $150,000 ~ (FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Sept. 21,2023) — Today, Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced a cost-share assistance program to support agricultural producers severely impacted by Hurricane Idalia. The cost-share assistance program will be administered though the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Water Policy and will support …


Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Aquaculture, Industry

In our weekly “Around the State with Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate”, Commissioner we understand that August is a special month. Can you tell us about it? Click here to learn more about the catfish industry in Alabama. That’s our weekly Around the State with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner, Rick Pate.


Soybean Meal Opportunities in Animal Nutrition

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Dairy, Pork, Poultry

Collaboration between animal nutritionists and the soy checkoff could bring additional value opportunities for U.S. soybeans, ultimately benefiting both animal agriculture and American farmers. The impact spans the poultry, pig, dairy, and aquaculture sectors. The checkoff brings together industry leaders as a part of its Animal Nutrition Working Group. The group advises checkoff leaders on research investments with the highest …


U.S. Marine Fish Stocks Show Improvements in 2022

Dan Aquaculture

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the 2022 Status of Stocks Report last week, outlining U.S. marine fish stocks managed by NOAA Fisheries. In 2022, U.S. fisheries data revealed that 93 percent of stocks are not subject to overfishing and 81 percent are not overfished. These numbers show slight improvements compared to the 2021 figures of 92 percent …


Chicken Leads U.S. Per Person Availability of Meat

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Marketing, Poultry, This Land of Ours

Chicken has become the nation’s most available meat source. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The supply of chicken available to eat in the United States continues to outpace beef, according to new food availability data from the USDA’s Economic Research Service. In 2021, 68.1 pounds of chicken per person were available for human consumption, on a boneless, …


NOAA Proposes Seafood Import Monitoring Expansion

Dan Aquaculture, Exports/Imports, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Proposed changes for seafood imports. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced a proposed rule to expand the Seafood Import Monitoring Program. The risk-based program is for targeted species of seafood imported into the United States. NOAA says expanding the program would increase the number of species included in the …