The 20th annual National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference, the Southern Corn and Soybean Conference, the Southern Precision Ag Conference and the Delta States Irrigation Conference are all headed to Baton Rouge in a week or so.Read More
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in Louisiana Agriculture
The idea of growing food or at least getting food locally seems to be more than just a passing trend, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kerry Heafner.
That was a major topic of discussion during the seventh annual Ag Expo gardening seminar held at the West Monroe Convention Center Jan. 14.Read More
DEKALB® farmer Nolan Clark of Mer Rouge, Louisiana, captured a first place state yield award in the 2016 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest. Clark achieved his winning yield of 275.3 bushels per acre in the Irrigated category with DEKALB DKC62-08 Brand corn. That yield result was also the highest among all Louisiana state winners.Read More
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) congratulates Governor Sonny Perdue on being named as the next Secretary of Agriculture by President-Elect Donald Trump today. As co-regulators with the federal government and advocates for agriculture producers in the states, NASDA and its members look forward to working with Secretary Designee Sonny Perdue to advance American agriculture and the rural economy.Read More
By Don Molino
The announcement by Dr. Mike Strain during his daily report on the Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network the EPA has approved the use of KAPUT to control the feral hog populations has caused quite a lot of interest among farmers and ranchers.Read More
The quarantine on the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack facility could be lifted January 21, 2017. Testing indicates there are no new cases of the neurologic disease known as Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM). The last case of EHM was detected on December 31, 2016. Horses, however, are still being monitored for both EHM and the strain of Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) which can progress to the more severe EHM.Read More
By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter
Irrigation often is the key to a successful crop in Louisiana. But it can be difficult for farmers to time irrigation events so they are most beneficial and to apply the water in an efficient way. Those were among the topics discussed on Jan. 17 during the first in the LSU AgCenter’s second annual series of workshops on sustainable irrigation practices.Read More
By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter
ALEXANDRIA, La. – A new herbicide for rice, Provisia, has been approved by federal regulators, an LSU AgCenter weed scientist said recently. Eric Webster made the announcement on Jan. 17 at a rice producers meeting at the LSU AgCenter DeWitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria.Read More
Broiler-type chicks placed for meat production in Louisiana were 3.32 million during the week ending January 14, 2017. Placements were up 9 percent from the comparable week in 2016 and up 2 percent from the previous week.
by David Bennett, Delta Farm Press
When Donald Trump takes the oath of office in a few days, his pick for Secretary of Agriculture may still be a mystery. Any news on who might be the next Secretary of Agriculture? “No, we’re hearing what you are,” says Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham, a farmer and physician representing the state’s Fifth Congressional District.