Catfish Production: Water Surface Acres Down 3% Jul 23, 2021

🕔Jul 23, 2021
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, 2021, totaled 53,200 acres, […]

Catfish Production: Value of Sales, Water Surface Acres Down Feb 10, 2021

🕔Feb 10, 2021
Catfish Value of Sales Down 2 percent from 2019 Catfish growers in the United States had sales of 371 million dollars during 2020, down 2 percent from 380 million dollars […]

Louisiana: Virtual Rice, Soybean, Crawfish Production Meeting Now Available Jan 19, 2021

🕔Jan 19, 2021
The LSU AgCenter hosts rice/soybean/crawfish production meetings annually at various locations throughout the state.  As you are aware, there were many challenges recently due to COVID-19.  The decision was made […]

Mississippi: Ag Industry Posted 2020 Estimated Value of $7.35B Dec 17, 2020

🕔Dec 17, 2020
Mississippi farmers generated an estimated agricultural value of $7.35 billion in 2020, a 5% increase from 2019 saw soybeans top forestry for the No. 2 spot behind poultry. The predicted […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Oxygen Management – Flood-Up Through Dec. Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
BOD stands for Biochemical Oxygen Demand. Scientists use this laboratory test to measure how fast oxygen is consumed in water. High demand occurs when large amounts of rice straw or […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Potential Impacts from Approaching Hurricanes Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Widespread flooding from hurricanes Marco and Laura could impact crawfish production this coming season, but the extent of any damage will depend on whether crawfish producers are able to get […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Coronavirus Relief Now Available Aug 18, 2020

🕔Aug 18, 2020
From now until Sept. 11, crawfish farmers can apply for assistance from a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to compensate them for losses related to the coronavirus pandemic. “This program […]

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 […]

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