Catfish Farmers Fight Fish Glut and High Feed Prices

New York Times: In the federal government’s efforts to help farmers and ranchers survive this year’s devastating drought, perhaps the most surprising step has been a dose of support for struggling producers of catfish. It’s not that their ponds, shimmering across some of the poorest counties from Alabama to Arkansas, were drying up, although the catfish industry has been shriveling for 10 years. Rather, catfish assistance came as part of a $170 million federal purchase of pork, chicken, lamb and fish announced......

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