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Farm Aid encourages farmers to use mental health initiative

Farm Aid, a mental health initiative that aims to help farmers with stress, financial issues, and legal and business-related questions, is asking farmers to call the Farmer Hotline at 1-800-FARM-AID (1-800-327-6243).

USDA-ARS researchers honoured for 'impactful' genetics work in catfish aquaculture

Southeast area researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) received awards during the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)’s 2024 national meeting on April 10.

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Xylem’s GWT 3656/3765 Pumps: Optimal Efficiency for Aquaculture Systems

The GWT 3656/3765 pumps excel in aquaculture for their space-saving design and exceptional reliability. Ideal where space is limited, these pumps offer easy maintenance without compromise. The all-iron or bronze-fitted construction and enclosed impeller deliver efficient operation. With NSF 61 certification, 200 to 4500 GPM flow, and compatibility with standard NEMA motors, these pumps are engineered for optimal water management. Trust in the 3656/3765 pumps for unparalleled efficiency in your operations.
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From the Editor: The future can be bright

North America’s aquaculture future is bright. This is what I’m learning from this issue, dedicated to Training & Education.  In our cover story, Lynn Fantom writes about the variety of programs across the continent that are looking to inspire future generations to bring their passion and their enthusiasm into the industry. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, dear reader, that the industry is hungry for young people to bring new life to it. » Read More...

New ways of using soybeans in aquafeed

Soybean is an important high-protein ingredient in some aquaculture species, especially as an alternative to fishmeal. However, anti-nutritional factors and digestibility issues have held it back from reaching its full potential. » Read More...

Replacing marine fish ingredients in aquafeed

There are several potential approaches that can be taken to reduce nutrients in the wastewater from trout farms (and other land-based aquaculture operations), which is an important sustainability goal for the industry. » Read More...


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The Aquaponic Farmer

Aquaponic farming-raising fish and vegetables together commercially-is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focused on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of reliable information for raising fish and vegetables in the cool climates of North America and Europe has been a major stumbling block.
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Aqua Farm 2024

May 14-17, 2024
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Aqua Next 2024

June 11-13, 2024
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