Posts Tagged ‘Roger Barlow’

Customers can now know catfish origin

by Ted Carter Published: March 29,2013

Tags: catfish, Catfish Institute, pangasius, Roger Barlow, Thad Cochran

Customers of Mississippi restaurants will now know whether the catfish on their late is domestically produced or is an imported variety of catfish-like pangasius, also sold as basa, tra and swai. Mississippi producers persuaded legislators this month to amend the state’s catfish Country of Origin Labeling law to require restaurants to also identify the origin […] [...]

Getting off the bottom

by Wally Northway Published: June 10,2011

Tags: catfish, catfish farmers, Delta, flood, Jimmy Avery, John Michael Riley, levee, Mississippi River, Roger Barlow

As the historic crest of the Mississippi River rolled past the Delta last month, the catfish industry started breathing a little easier. If the Yazoo Backwater Levee had failed, practically the entire catfish industry in Mississippi would have been underwater, and after a decade of struggles, could have meant the industry’s death. Even if the […] [...]

Fins, bolls rebound

by Wally Northway Published: December 26,2010

Tags: catfish, Catfish Farmers of America, cotton, Darrin Dobbs, Extension, Roger Barlow, The Catfish Institute

Catfish and cotton show new life While most producers enjoyed a bounce-back year in 2010, two commodities that many had given up for dead enjoyed Lazarus-like resurrections. Mississippi’s catfish industry has been on a downward spiral for years. High input costs, rising foreign competition and other factors have driven many out of aquaculture. That attrition led […] [...]

Egg recall puts FOOD safety back in spotlight

State’s catfish farmers still waiting for the USDA inspections The recent massive recalls of tainted eggs that involved one Mississippi company has the nation’s food-inspection efforts back in the spotlight. And while the egg/poultry industry works its damage control, the catfish farmers are still waiting on a promised change in the way the U.S. inspects […] [...]

Q&A: Roger Barlow, President, The Catfish Institute, Jackson

by Nash Nunnery Published: April 25,2010

Tags: Q&A, Roger Barlow, The Catfish Institute

Feeling the squeeze Catfish farmers fighting the recession more than most Catfish farmers in Mississippi have felt the effects of the slumping economy more than most in the recent years. They have fought the economy, the circulation of the Asian basa fish and so much more. With those subjects and more in mind, Roger Barlow […] [...]

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