catfish http://kbia.org en Drought hurts fish farmers; USDA open to helping women, Hispanic farmers http://kbia.org/post/drought-hurts-fish-farmers-usda-open-helping-women-hispanic-farmers <p></p><p></p><p>Coming up we’ll take a look at how the drought affected an outdoor industry completely dependent on water. But first, the United States Department of Agriculture is currently accepting claims from female and Hispanic farmers who believe the agency discriminated against them in farm loan or loan servicing programs. As Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports, the claims process is complex—but the payouts could be large.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:42:23 +0000 Kristofor Husted 27061 at http://kbia.org Drought hurts fish farmers; USDA open to helping women, Hispanic farmers Mo. conservation officials discuss catfish rules http://kbia.org/post/mo-conservation-officials-discuss-catfish-rules <p>The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding several meetings to discuss regulations for blue catfish.</p><p>Anglers and conservation officials have been concerned about declining blue catfish catches from Truman Reservoir for two decades and more recently from the Lake of the Ozarks. Both lakes have at least adequate numbers of smaller blue catfish but heavy fishing for those 24 inches and larger is keeping sizes smaller. The two lakes are formed by separate dams on the Osage River.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:15:42 +0000 Associated Press 18084 at http://kbia.org Mo. conservation officials discuss catfish rules