USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) wants recipients of the National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS) to know that there is still time to respond. Mailed last December to more than a million potential U.S. agricultural producers, the NACS collects data on agricultural activity and basic farm information. These data will be used to build aContinue reading “Opportunity to Sign-up for the Census of Agriculture Extended! Sign up Now!!!”
Author Archives: National Aquaculture Association
Does Procrastination Pay?
Yes, it does! The early bird registration discount for Aquaculture 2022 has been extended until this Friday, February 18th. Click here to register! Why attend? · Keynote speaker Dr. Rosamond Naylor, William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Stanford University, examines How Sustainable is Aquaculture? 2022 Joseph P. McCraren Award Presentations! Information packed conference sessions:Continue reading “Does Procrastination Pay?”
Just the Facts: Lacey Act and America COMPETES Act
Social media is carrying erroneous Lacey Act and COMPETES Act information or assumptions. Here are Just the Facts for you to share or post… HR 4521 (a 2,921-page bill known as the America COMPETES Act) has passed the US House of Representatives. Within the bill is Section 71102 which significantly amends the Lacey Act toContinue reading “Just the Facts: Lacey Act and America COMPETES Act”
APHIS Announces Final Strategic Framework for Enhancing Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and other Emerging Diseases Under the American Rescue Plan
Fortunately for US aquaculture few diseases are associated with our aquatic animals that pose a significant threat to humans; however, pathogens that impact conspecific wild animals which may be in proximity to farms or when farmed animals are released to natural waters for grow-out, bait, restoration or recreational fishing, the picture becomes much more nuanced.Continue reading “APHIS Announces Final Strategic Framework for Enhancing Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and other Emerging Diseases Under the American Rescue Plan”
Speak up during a USDA National Organic Program Regulatory Priorities Listening Session
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks stakeholder feedback on regulatory priorities for the development of clear organic standards that support a level playing field and market development. The National Aquaculture Association recommends everyone sign-up to speak in support of moving up in rulemaking priority the proposed Organic Aquaculture Standards. In 2005 an Aquaculture WorkingContinue reading “Speak up during a USDA National Organic Program Regulatory Priorities Listening Session”
Please participate in the 2021 COVID-19 impact survey.
Please participate in the 2021 COVID-19 impact survey. The purpose of this survey is to quantify the effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on commercial aquaculture, aquaponics and suppliers during the second half of 2021 (July – December). Please provide your responses based on the period of time between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. ThisContinue reading “Please participate in the 2021 COVID-19 impact survey.”