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Getting off the bottom

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 levee held, some forecasted nearly ...

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Catfish farmers need more help

U.S. catfish farmers are begging for relief to enforce a law approved by Congress more than two years ago. What gives? Why are our farmers having to get on their knees to ask for enforcement of USDA inspections and regulation of  all catfish sold in America? Recently, aquaculture experts from around the country highlighted food safety concerns in urging the ...

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