USDA-ARS, USDA-CSREES Stakeholder Workshop. Chip Morgan, Exec. Vice President Delta Council. Issues of Presentation:. *Broaden understanding of opportunities & problems facing aquaculture industry *Role of research & education in global competitiveness *How to get research out to the field.
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Chip Morgan, Exec. Vice President
*Broaden understanding of opportunities & problems facing aquaculture industry
*Role of research & education in global competitiveness
*How to get research out to the field
to live upstream.”
- Mark Twain
41% of land surface of U.S.,
31 states & 2 provinces of
Delta Water Level Change from
October 1997 to October 2007
Number of Jobs31,000
Taxes paid to the Federal government$447,000,000
Taxes paid to the Local/State government$562,000,000
PYCO Industries, Inc
F C W I
Federal Compress and Warehouse, Inc.
2001-2006 Average $2.30/bu.
2001-2006 Average $5.85/bu.
2001-2006 Average $3.47/bu.
Less than 10% of U.S. market share for beef, poultry, eggs, hogs, and milk is imported, according to Mississippi State University sources.
Frozen Dressed and Fillets (million pounds)
Over 125 State and Federal Research Scientists and Extension Specialists Average Wage = 100K per year
350+ Support Personnel
Direct regional and state
expenditures = $13.3 million
Annual Budget = $45.4 million
Annual Payroll = $18 million