Watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Commodity Classic

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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will preview at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas before it airs worldwide on Discovery Channel in August. Based on a book by the same name, the Discovery Impact film weaves together the stories of a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a handful of Gulf fishermen who feed the world while stewarding the land and water …

Ag Group, Conservation, environment, Farming, Fish, Ranches, sustainability

Alltech’s Commitment to Sustainable Aquaculture

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According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12% increase in feed production in 2016. Asia maintained its volume and accounts for approximately three-quarters of global production per Alltech’s 2016 Aquaculture Survey. These results are no surprise, but present a new set of challenges. Dr. Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives and engagement for Alltech, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Fish, Food, Nutrition

#USsoy Brings Competitive Advantage to Aquaculture

Jamie Johansen

Iowa no-till corn and soybean farmer, Rolland Schnell, was one of the many farmers from states throughout the Midwest who trekked south to Panama for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) Aquaculture Educational Opportunity. During the event we spent a day at the Panama Canal getting a full glimpse of the important role infrastructure plays …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed, Fish, Food, Nutrition, soybeans, Transportation, USSEC

Omega-3-rich Canola from Cargill Benefits Aquaculture

Jamie Johansen

A new groundbreaking type of canola in development by Cargill could give aquaculture farmers a more sustainable way to raise fish rich in EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids. The plant-based source of the nutrients, developed in collaboration with BASF, could provide an alternative to using fish oil in aquaculture feed and could ease harvest pressure on wild fish populations that currently …

Agribusiness, Aquaculture, Cargill, Fish, Nutrition

Aquaculture on the Rise = More #USSoy

Jamie Johansen

Did you know that aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production system in the world today? Or that aquaculture is the fastest growing utilization area for soy protein ingredients? Aquaculture and U.S. soybean production easily fit hand-in-hand. While I was at the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange I quickly realized the relationship aquaculture and the soybean community have formed and …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed, Fish, Food, soybeans, sustainability, USSEC

Successful Career Skills in Fisheries

Jamie Johansen

A new study from the American Fisheries Society (AFS) discovered employers most value critical thinking and communication skills when hiring entry-level fisheries professionals. “Are We Preparing the Next Generation of Fisheries Professionals to Succeed in their Careers?” appeared as a feature in a Fisheries Special Issue on Education. The AFS surveyed its membership, which includes a broadly representative sample of …

Agribusiness, Aquaculture, Education, Fish, Food

NFI Launches New Website

Lizzy Schultz

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has announced the launch of www.AboutSeafood.com, a newly redesigned website with major updates to its functionality and direction. AboutSeafood.com will not host any recipes, and will instead be used as a home for advocacy and industry information. The site offers a dynamic platform that will bring the newest content to visitors, and live streaming social …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Fish, Food, Technology

Alltech Releases Global Aquaculture Production Data

Lizzy Schultz

Following the release of their annual Global Feed Survey, and based on several industry requests, the research team behind Alltech recently completed a deeper dive into analyzing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer for Alltech, sat down with for an interview with AgWired on the results of the analysis. …

Alltech, Aquaculture, consumer, Feed, Fish, International, Meat, Production, Research

Catfish Farmers Applaud USDA's Inspection Rule

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized a rule that acts to establish an inspection program for U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish and catfish-like imports. The rule, which will ultimately require producers in the U.S. and countries that export catfish and catfish-like products to the U.S. to meet safety standards set by the USDA, has been sought after for years …

Ag Group, Export, Fish, Policy, usda

FDA Approves GE Salmon

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken several steps based on sound science and a comprehensive review regarding food from genetically engineered (GE) plants and animals, including the first approval for a genetically engineered animal intended for food, AquAdvantage Salmon. The agency is also issuing a guidances for manufacturers who wish to voluntarily label their products as containing ingredients from …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Fish, Food