aquaculture http://kbia.org en 'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply http://kbia.org/post/great-fish-swap-how-america-downgrading-its-seafood-supply What's the most popular seafood in the U.S.? Shrimp. The average American eats more shrimp per capita than tuna and salmon combined. Most of that shrimp comes from Asia, and most of the salmon we eat is also imported. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:57:14 +0000 editor 55488 at http://kbia.org 'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply Iowa aquaculture; Google Glass http://kbia.org/post/iowa-aquaculture-google-glass <p>Google Glass may seem like space-age technology. But that doesn’t mean it’s only for Star-Trek fans. The innovative device is a pair of glasses with a small screen above the right lens that functions as an extension of a user’s Smartphone. Glass can be used for a variety of functions like taking pictures, shooting video or replying to email all with voice commands. Veterans United in Columbia is one of the advance testers of Glass and recently held a product demo. KBIA’s Anders Aarhus reports.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:51:24 +0000 Kristofor Husted 36827 at http://kbia.org Hog-farming cousins add aquaculture to mix http://kbia.org/post/hog-farming-cousins-add-aquaculture-mix <p></p><p>Americans eat millions of pounds of fish and seafood and government figures show that 80 percent of it is imported. But two cousins in Iowa are hoping to find a place in that market by investing in aquaculture in a part of the country where pork is king.</p><p>Jeff and Mark Nelson have raised corn and hogs for years, but they were looking to diversify their operation. Farm raised fish in Iowa has been tried before but with limited success. It involved outdoor ponds and mostly catfish. The Nelsons’ have moved their venture inside.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:43:56 +0000 Pat Blank 36824 at http://kbia.org Hog-farming cousins add aquaculture to mix 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 Drought Puts The Squeeze On Already Struggling Fish Farms http://kbia.org/post/drought-puts-squeeze-already-struggling-fish-farms This year's drought delivered a pricey punch to US aquaculture, the business of raising fish like bass and catfish for food. Worldwide, aquaculture has grown into a $119 billion industry, but the lack of water and high temperatures in 2012 hurt many U.S. fish farmers who were already struggling to compete on a global scale.<p>At <a href="http://osagecatfisheries.com/about.asp">Osage Catfisheries</a>, about one mile off the highway in rural, central Missouri, there are dozens of rectangular ponds with rounded corners. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:48:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 26783 at http://kbia.org Drought Puts The Squeeze On Already Struggling Fish Farms