U.S. on Path to Sustainable Commercial Fishing Waters

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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 …

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USDA Announces $1.2 Million to Support Aquaculture Research Projects

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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.

ARS aquatic toxicologist Dave Straus adds fish eggs to hatching chambers in a study at Keo Fish Farm. Photo by Cindy Ledbetter, Agricultural Research Service

Copper Sulfate Kills Fungus on Fish Eggs

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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 …

Support for the Salton Sea

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Interior Department and State of California Announce Support for the Salton Sea Assistance will improve air and water quality and fish and wildlife habitat Following President Obama’s remarks at the Annual Lake Tahoe Summit on climate and conservation challenges, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor and State of California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird signed a Memorandum of Understanding …

Antimicrobial Resistance Research

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USDA Announces $6 Million in Available Funding for Antimicrobial Resistance Research The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Aquaculture Research

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USDA Announces $1.2 Million in Available Funding for Aquaculture Research The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced more than $1.2 million in available funding to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture in the United States. This funding is available through the Aquaculture Research Program, administered through USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Collaborative Projects Aim to Aid Salmon

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Rather than waiting for government agencies to act on their own, Central Valley landowners and local water agencies are moving ahead with collaborative projects intended to improve conditions for protected fish—and therefore reduce the impact on water supplies.

Nigiri Project Mixes Salmon and Rice Fields

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Nigiri Project Mixes Salmon and Rice Fields for Fifth Year on Floodplain Experiment Points to Water Policy Solutions to Support Both Salmon Recovery and Agriculture An annual experiment to “plant” salmon in Yolo County rice fields aims to better explain how floodplains support strong salmon populations. Dubbed the “Nigiri Project” for its sushi-like marriage of fish and rice, the research …

Farm Bureau Delegates Chart a Course for 2016

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Delegates from all 50 states and Puerto Rico today elected new leaders and approved policies that will help determine the future of agriculture, during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 97th Annual Convention. Renewable fuels, governmental reform, farm policy, risk management and international trade were among the most important matters slated for action over the next 12 months.

Georgia Farmer Elected American Farm Bureau President

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Today, during the annual American Farm Bureau Convention in Orlando, Florida, delegates elected Georgia farmer Zippy Duvall to lead the organization as President. Duvall, who has been serving as Georgia’s Farm Bureau state president, will take over the top post from Bob Stallman, who has retired after 16 years. Duvall will serve a two-year term with the organization. Duvall beat …

Governor Brown’s Budget Invests in Climate Smart Agriculture

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Governor Brown’s proposed budget for 2016-2017 would provide a total of $485 million to CDFA for its mission to promote and protect agriculture, including appropriations for invasive species programs, food safety and security programs, drought analysis and response, a new program to address antibiotic use in livestock, a new licensing program for medical cannabis, and greater investment in a vitally …