Catfish Production: Water Surface Acres Down 5% Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
The water surface area to be used for catfish production in the three major producing States (Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi) during July 1 through December 31, 2020, totaled 54,800 acres, […]

Mississippi Catfish: COVID-19 Put Brakes on Sales Jul 17, 2020

🕔Jul 17, 2020
Cash flow challenges are the latest struggle for Mississippi catfish producers, as product sales to their biggest consumers — restaurants — are way down due to COVID-19. “Even though prices […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Planting Rice for Forage Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
If you are planning on planting rice for crawfish forage, the best time to plant is in late July or the first week of August. Last summer we did a […]

Catfish Producers Can Make Case for Relief Funds May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
Catfish producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have the opportunity to provide the U.S. Department of Agriculture information on why they should be eligible for economic assistance through the Coronavirus […]

Louisiana: Crawfish Season Winding Down; Time to Restock Ponds May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
With crawfish season winding down, an LSU AgCenter crawfish specialist has written guidelines for stocking new ponds. “Now and the next few weeks would be a good time to stock […]

Coronavirus: Aquaculture, Including Catfish, Not Covered by CFAP May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the final rule outlining eligibility requirements for financial assistance under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). When released, no funding was […]

Louisiana Crawfish: 5 Steps to Minimize Impacts of White Spot Syndrome Virus May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
1. Avoid unnecessary stocking of existing ponds: Research has shown that population density, management of water quality and forage crops has roughly 20 times as much influence on crawfish size […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Income Down, Season Shortened Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
Results from a survey of crawfish producers show that decreased demand for their product is resulting in lost income of about $500 an acre and a season that could end […]

Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Take a Hit from COVID-19 Apr 7, 2020

🕔Apr 7, 2020
Spring in Louisiana is supposed to be a lively, bustling time. It’s planting season for rice farmers, Mardis Gras for tourists, and crawfish boils for the locals. But the COVID-19 […]

Louisiana: Crawfish Farmers Urged Not to Drain Ponds Yet Despite Drop in Sales Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Crawfish producer Allen McLain’s business has dropped dramatically because of the coronavirus’ impact on the restaurant business. “We’re struggling. It’s not looking good,” said McLain, of Abbeville. A big portion […]

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