News // January 23, 2023


USDA Rolls Out Revenue-Based Disaster and Pandemic Assistance Programs

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today agricultural producers can begin to apply for two new important programs for revenue losses, from 2020 and 2021 natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic. Both programs equitably fill gaps in earlier assistance. First, you may be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two if you experienced revenue losses from eligible natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. ERP Phase Two is for producers who didn’t receive assistance from ERP Phase One. You may be eligible for the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) if you experienced revenue losses in the

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6th Annual Oyster South Symposium

The 6th Annual Oyster South Symposium is being held on March 9-11, 2023, in Savannah, Georgia. Sponsored by Oyster South, Inc. (a non-profit dedicated to advancing oyster aquaculture in the southern US), this event brings together producers, gear suppliers, distributors, chefs, food writers, vendors, researchers, students, and managers from the southeast region to discuss pressing issues and relevant, practical research on oyster aquaculture. Registration is now open. Meeting fees are based on current membership and industry role. Current Oyster South paid members will receive heavily discounted registration! Don’t wait to buy tickets, as early bird prices will last until February

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