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Louisiana’s sugarcane industry has been a top economic driver in the state for more than 221 years and is celebrating the family farmers who have been farming cane for generations in a series of television ads this harvesting season.
Louisiana Farm Bureau member Kacie Luckett spoke this week in New Orleans on how her farm is working with consumers to reduce food waste. Luckett and her husband are first generation farmers who grow and distribute produce directly to consumers.
by Kathryne LeBell, The Tulane Hullabaloo
The August floods that hit Baton Rouge and surrounding areas caused an estimated $277 million in damages — a steep cost that almost matches the budget deficit that the state has been battling for over a year. To aid these struggling communities, Louisiana and the federal government must act to defend southern agriculture.
by USA Rice
CROWLEY, LA – Despite suffering major damage during the recent floods, the Louisiana rice industry came together yesterday to provide much needed rice to feed citizens who were also impacted by the deluge.
by Scott Franklin, RichlandToday.com
As I watched the recent flooding in South Louisiana, I felt sadness for our neighbors, but selfishly, I felt relief that Northeast Louisiana was spared from the effects of the storm. However, this relief soon disintegrated after the torrential downpour upon soon to be harvested local crops.
by Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter
CROWLEY, La. –The Louisiana rice industry donated 13 tons of rice to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help the organization rebuild its inventory after last month’s devastating floods. The gift will provide 324,000 half-cup servings.
by Vicki Branton, The Daily Iberian
Gourmet oysters are coming in October. That’s what the Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market Facebook page said about this Saturday’s treat from the family operating Grand Isle Sea Farms.
The Forest Protection Committee of the Louisiana Forestry Association made an award totaling $1,000 to a person who provided information leading to arrests and convictions in a case involving the criminal damage to logging equipment in Ouachita Parish.