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August 13, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host a webinar on August 19 at 3 p.m. ET to discuss recently added commodities eligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)....
August 13, 2020
Today, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the eligibility of aquaculture crops for Coronavirus Food economic (CFAP) assistance.    Producers of eligible aquaculture...
July 15, 2020
This morning, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine released revised draft Guidance for Industry #61, entitled “Special Considerations, Incentives, and Programs to Support the Approval of New Animal Drugs for Minor Uses and for Minor Species,” in order to better facilitate the availability of...
July 09, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses 12 Kansas counties and neighboring counties in Colorado are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations...
June 18, 2020
The Center has received feedback that there is a need to extend the RFP submission deadline for pre-proposals given the issues related to Covid-19 and the general busy time of the year for the region’s commercial aquaculture producers. In response to the above feedback, the...
June 15, 2020
The North Central Regional Aquaculture website is currently undergoing a number of updates. We encourage all of our members to visit regularly for news, events, publications, and opportunities to connect! Since it is proposals season, we would like to draw your attention to a new feature:...
May 14, 2020
AMES, Iowa – Virginia Tech Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Centers (AREC) and The Ohio State University Extension initiated an on-line survey of the U.S. aquaculture, aquaponics, and allied businesses.   The North Central Region Covid-19 Quarter 1 report and summary are now...
April 30, 2020
AMES, Iowa – The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is seeking pre-proposals in research and outreach that support the aquaculture industry in the North Central Region. There is approximately $1,000,000 available to fund projects for up to two years starting in 2021. Aquaculture...
April 14, 2020
Dear NCRAC Members, We would once again like to thank those of you that attended the NCRAC 2020 conference in Columbus, Ohio and truly appreciate the great feedback provided especially during our listening session discussions. Our goals for the listening sessions were two-fold. One was...
April 09, 2020
Recording Available - Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic Webinar A recording of the April 3rd webinar entitled Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic is now posted for viewing or download.  Click here.   NOAA Sea Grant and the...
April 08, 2020
This survey will close at 11:59 pm (eastern time) on April 10, 2020.  National COVID-19 Aquaculture Impact Survey In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we are collecting information about how your farm or business has been affected or may be affected by this pandemic. We...
April 02, 2020
Free Webinar: Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic On Friday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Dr. Carole Engle will present a free webinar entitled: Aquaculture Farm Financial Management During the Pandemic.     Description: Aquaculture...
March 09, 2020
A brand new event aimed at aquaponics farmers is coming to The Ohio State University South Centers in early April. Aquaponics: Impacts and Opportunities will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and a lunch is included. Anyone...
February 19, 2020
Survey: Fish Farmer Preferences for Investment in Collective Action   Columbia, MO – This project is designed to study the preferences of Midwest fish farmers for making capital investments in the formation of producer associations (i.e., partnerships, cooperatives). Such business...
December 06, 2019
December 6, 2019   Joe Morris Professor and Extension Aquaculture Specialist, Director of NCRAC Iowa State University 515-294-4622 jemorris@iastate.edu     Walleye Can Be a Valuable Addition to Aquaculture Operations   This desirable, white-flesh...
November 26, 2019
Disaster Field Operations Center West Release Date:  Nov. 20, 2019 Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov Release Number:  IA 16212-01 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs...
November 26, 2019
  Disaster Field Operations Center West   Release Date:  Nov. 15, 2019 Contact:  Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500, Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov Release Number:  ND 16199-01; ND 16200-01; and ND 16201-01...
November 20, 2019
2020 North Central Aquaculture Conference Attendee and Exhibitor Registration Open The 2020 North Central Aquaculture Conference, co-hosted, by the USDA North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) and the Ohio Aquaculture Association (OAA) will be held February 1-2, 2020 in Columbus, OH...
November 19, 2019
The HACCP concept is one way of helping fish producers limit the spread of invasive species   October 9, 2019, 2:02 pm | Joe Morris AMES, Iowa – In addition to food safety, fish producers also need to consider their impact on the larger ecosystem, making sure their operation is doing...
November 19, 2019
New publication explains what fish producers and processors must know about mitigating food safety hazards   October 7, 2019, 11:07 am | Joe Morris AMES, Iowa – Fish processors and farmers who are involved with any part of fish processing need to be aware of food safety requirements...
November 19, 2019
Aquaculture Needs Strong Leaders for Industry to Thrive New publication helps fish farmers understand the importance of leadership and producer associations October 4, 2019, 1:02 pm | Joe Morris AMES, Iowa – All types of farmers depend on strong leaders, and that is especially true for...
October 23, 2019
North Central Regional Aquaculture Center Regional Research and Outreach Pre-Proposals for Funding Year 2020 (FY2020) The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is seeking pre-proposals for the regional project: Measuring the Impacts of NCRAC-Funded Projects. There is approximately...
August 28, 2019
NCR-SARE's 2020 Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now open. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch.  Proposals should show how farmers and ranchers plan to...
August 28, 2019
On July 31st, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) announced label extensions for 35% PEROX-AID for use in freshwater finfish!  Previously, 35% PEROX-AID was approved for the control of mortality in: (1) freshwater-reared finfish eggs due to...
May 09, 2019
Press Release Funding Program Announcement - Out-of Cycle Proposals Ames, IA, May 9, 2019:  Out-of-Cycle Projects are 1- year projects designed to address immediate research or extension/outreach needs or an opportunity that arises outside of the regular funding cycle (up to $35,000)....

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