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The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is one of the five Regional Aquaculture Centers established by Congress that are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. NCRAC is an administrative unit that serves the twelve states in the North Central Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

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Recent News

June 22, 2016

Updated versions of the Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture and companion treatment calculator now available!

May 24, 2016

Final Rule: Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived from Such Fish Webinar

Final Rule Webinar.pdf   June 1, 2016   3 p.m. Eastern

May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

Aquaponics: How to Do It Yourself!

A Free Webinar for Aquaponics Producers from Hobbyist to Commercial

May 4, 2016

Please use the link below for a recently released Request for Applications for the USDA NIFA Animal Food Security Challenge Area. The focus of the proposals submitted in response to the RFA includes aquaculture.

Deadline for the application: July 7, 2016

January 21, 2016




January 20, 2016

Federal Register notice

USDA Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

USDA Farm Service Agency/Commodity Credit Corporation (FSA/CCC) Federal Register Notice is "Information Collection Request; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and Report of Acreage"


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