Kingfish Announces Key Progress Milestones on Permitted U.S. Precision-Aquafarm Site

November 30, 2021 The Kingfish Company

The Kingfish Company, a pioneer and leader in sustainable land-based aquaculture, has announced that it has concluded the purchase of land for its new facility in Jonesport, Maine. Upon completion, the facility will serve as Kingfish’s first production facility in the U.S. as the company looks to replicate its successful operation in Europe and establish significant local sustainable seafood production for U.S. retailers and food service.

MSC: Nations Must Seize Historic Opportunity to Safeguard North East Atlantic Pelagic Fish Stocks

November 30, 2021 Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is urging nations in the North East Atlantic to seize a historic opportunity to reach agreement on the sustainable management of key fish stocks as international quota-setting negotiations show signs of a breakthrough following years of deadlock.

Smithfield Foods Announces First Participants in New Unity & Action Program to Support Black and Other Minority Farmers

November 30, 2021 Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to welcome the first family farmers to participate in its new contract grower program to support Black and other minority farmers and diversify its hog supply chain. The program, developed to help address historic barriers disproportionally facing Black and other minority farmers such as access to capital and cost of capital, is outlined in a new documentary from the perspective of the Martin family, contract hog farmers for the company based in Wayne County, N.C.

Warren County, Missouri Picked as Site for Beef Processing Plant

American Foods Group, which has factories in seven other states, said the project would create more than 1,300 jobs and generate $1 billion in economic impact if a final agreement can be brokered.

Floral Marketing Fund Hosts Webinar to Release Consumer Houseplant Study Results

November 30, 2021 Floral Marketing Fund

The Floral Marketing Fund (FMF) will host a webinar on December 9th at 1 PM Eastern to present results from a consumer preferences study about houseplants conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study’s researchers, Dr. Melinda Knuth, NC State University, Dr. Hayk Khachatryan, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, UF/IFAS, and Dr. Charlie Hall, Texas A&M University, will reveal the data, address trends in houseplant purchasing, and discuss how the industry can capitalize on them.