News // October 27, 2022


Hurricane Ian Updates from USDA Farm Service Agency

Loss Adjustments Waived The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that loss adjustments for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) have been waived for growers impacted by Hurricane Ian. The waiver is not county specific, but grower specific. It is for growers in counties that have Presidential or Secretarial designations with crops where the entire unit acreage is destroyed or damaged to the extent the acreage will never be harvested. The counties where shellfish aquaculture occurs that have disaster designations are Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, St. Johns, and Volusia. Growers must notify USDA of their

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Online Seaweed workshop

Enhancing Marine Aquaculture in the Tropical U.S.: Methods for sustainable commercial co-cultivation of shellfish and seaweed in Florida Mark your calendars for an upcoming online workshop focused on the potential of seaweed production in Florida, to be held online via Zoom on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Are you interested in the potential for a seaweed market in Florida? Are you a regulator, buyer, grower, or researcher with an interest in this product for the southern US? Register today! What: A workshop to provide an overview of a recently funded Saltonstall-Kennedy award that is exploring methods for sustainable commercial co-cultivation of

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