BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill's Impact On Gulf Of Mexico Fisheries Discussed

As the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference continued on Monday in Mobile, Ala., some scientists discussed the potential impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf fisheries, often describing the fishery as better off than many think but always adding that there still remains much ongoing research.

Pangasius Exporters Upset Sen. Cochran Beat Back Repeal Of Catfish Inspection Rule In Farm Bill

The new five-year farm bill the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate compromised on this week failed to cut out the U.S. catfish inspection program, putting a barrier on catfish imports into the United States. Catfish producers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the South have complained about U.S. trade policy that allows the dumping of low-cost pangasius on the U.S. market, thus crippling the ability of domestic producers to compete on price.

Wellfleet Oysterfest To Hire Shellfish Specialist

The organizers of the Wellfleet OysterFest will hire a full-time shellfish specialist to help the town curb outbreaks of illness caused by food-borne bacteria and protect the multimillion-dollar local shellfish industry. The specialist will work with growers, harvesters, wholesalers, retailers and the public on safe handling and best practices, and on research and monitoring waters. The nonprofit group hopes the position will be a model for other shellfishing towns.

National Cattlemen's Beef Association Opposes Farm Bill

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced that they will oppose the Agricultural Act of 2014, the farm bill conference report. NCBA sent a letter to the Hill, expressing our opposition to the bill.

Government Of Canada Supports Expansion Of Poultry Producer

January 31, 2014 Canada Economic Development

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that Ferme La Rose des Vents has been granted financial assistance that will enable the firm to increase productivity at its agrifood processing plant.