An expansion of the WIC nutrition program aimed at boosting the sale of fruits and vegetables to low-income women and young children is at stake as USDA considers changes to how the program benefits can be used.
West coast seafood industry groups are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider the impact on near-shore fisheries as they prepare a congressionally ordered report on the reintroduction of sea otters.
In this opinion piece, Sean J. O’Scannlain with Fortune Fish & Gourmet discusses the need for federal legislation to clarify perimeters to establish an American aquaculture industry that would create jobs in many communities.
As restaurants reopen and other pandemic restrictions continue to ease, food producers are watching to see how consumers' buying and dining habits will change. For fishermen, too, questions loom about demand, especially for higher-end products such as Dungeness crab.
Senate Republicans are preparing to roll out a $1 trillion coronavirus relief package that will likely include $20 billion in additional funding for USDA to help compensate farmers for pandemic-related losses.
China is reaching out to processors of meat, seafood and other food around the globe, asking them to provide proof of “mitigation efforts” to keep facilities free of COVID-19, industry and government sources tell Agri-Pulse.
At a time when economic stimulus is needed most, an emerging industry like aquaculture can provide American communities with new opportunities to help support struggling industries and get Americans back to work. Read more on Bill DiMento’s thoughts in this opinion piece.