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Stimulus Funds Offered to Fish Farmers

Published on 13 July, 2009, Last updated at 03:33 GMT

Wisconsin, USA - Fish farmers hit with high feed costs last year may be able to recoup some of their losses under a new federal recovery program, but they need to act by July 31.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allocated $50 million to aquaculture producers, including more than $27,000 to those in Wisconsin. To qualify, they must have paid at least 25 percent more for feed in 2008 than the previous five-year average.

Complete applications with all supporting materials are due by noon on July 31, in the offices of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture.

For more information, call DATCP at 608-224-5136 or the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility at 715-779-3189.


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