Calcasieu Parish Agriculture Teachers Receive Important Certification

By Sophia Landry, KPLC-TV, Lake Charles

CALCASIEU PARISH - All 10 Calcasieu Parish School Board agriculture teachers passed the new Louisiana Agritechnology exam, School Board spokeswoman Holly Holland said in a news release. The exam covers a multitude of topics including agricultural safety, environmental safety, environmental conservation and management, and agribusiness marketing and finance concepts.

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Gov. Edwards and Commissioner Strain Announce Agriculture & Forestry Listening Tour

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., and Governor John Bel Edwards will be traveling the state on November 14, 16 and 17 for an Agriculture and Forestry Listening Tour. This tour will give all agricultural and forestry producers and stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues, concerns and needs.

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Honey Bee Field Day This Weekend

Honey Bee Field Day This Weekend

The USDA Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory and the Louisiana State Beekeepers Association will hold the 21st Annual Field Day on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The event will be held at the laboratory, located at 1157 Ben Hur Rd, Baton Rouge LA 70820. This is near the intersection of Nicholson Drive (Hwy 30) and Brightside Dr., which is about two miles south of the LSU football stadium.

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Louisiana Rice Grower Tours California Rice Country With Leadership Class

Louisiana Rice Grower Tours California Rice Country With Leadership Class

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Late last month, the 2016/18 Rice Leadership Development Class completed Session Three of the program, a comprehensive tour of California's Central Valley rice country, including an overview of rice marketing and production practices, crop diversity, conservation and environmental issues, as well as a close look at rice harvest.

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An Urban's Rural View: The Infrastructure Plan That Still Isn't

By Urban C. Lehner, DTN Progressive Farmer Editor Emeritus

Russell B. Long was born to be a U.S. Senator. In 1948, when he was only 29, Louisiana voters elected him to a senate seat previously held by both his father and his mother. He was re-elected five times, serving 38 years in the Senate and acquiring a reputation as an unrivaled legislative tactician.

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Jack Dillard: Glenn Martin Shares His ‘Will to Win’ With Youth

By Jack Dillard, The Times, Shreveport

“Have you been inspired lately?” Last Monday I listened for half a day to a man who I have admired for his ability to “get things done” and to be able to motivate people by the way he accomplishes things. The manner in which he approaches a task and the ability he has in making others have the proven motivation he has.

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Private Property Rights Collide With Invisible Frog

By Chris Bennett, Farm Journal Technology and Issues Editor

Edward Poitevent is at the mercy of an invisible frog. In September 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a proposed critical habitat rule (76 Fed. Reg. 59774) for the dusky gopher frog with a bull's-eye on 1,500 acres of Poitevent’s tree farm land in St. Tammany Parish, located toward the tip of the Louisiana boot. 

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