Tulane University Names $1 million Winner of Nitrogen Reduction Challenge

By Keith Brannon, Tulane University

Tulane University awarded the $1 million grand prize for the Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge to Adapt-N, a team from Cornell University that developed a cloud-based computer modeling system to predict optimum nitrogen application rates for crops using data on weather, field conditions and soil management practices.


LSU AgCenter Endowed Chair to Support Sugarcane Production

By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter

BATON ROUGE — The American Sugar Cane League Chair in Sugar Production will support faculty members who demonstrate excellence in research areas related to improving the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the production segment of the Louisiana sugar industry.


Guest Column: Louisiana Farmers Ready to Sell to Cuba

By Mike Strain, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry

On Dec. 17, 2014, the United States government announced its decision to normalize relations with Cuba after half a century of isolation. The restoration of diplomatic relations between our two countries — and a new policy of engagement — has opened opportunities for U.S. businesses, stimulated growth in Cuba’s private sector and strengthened human rights on the island.


Cane Land Distilling Company, Louisiana's Single Estate Distillery, Announces Release of Coveted Rhum Agricole

Cane Land is owned by Alma Plantation & Sugar Mill, which qualifies it as a single estate distillery. Alma grows, harvests, and mills the sugarcane into juice, sugar, and molasses, which Cane Land ferments and distills into their premium line of spirits. Alma produces close to 400 million pounds of sugar and 10 million gallons of molasses annually.


Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson Promises Change with Current and Upcoming Infrastructure Projects

By Rebeca Velazquez, MyArkLaMiss.com

MONROE - Louisiana is best known for its agriculture but getting that agriculture from point A to B is important. Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development spoke to officials in Monroe Wednesday to talk about the importance of current and upcoming infrastructure projects. 


Life Beyond NFL Fueled by Horse Racing for Jake Delhomme

By Jeff Lowe, America's Best Racing

Jockey Robby Albarado has known Jake Delhomme just about as long as he can remember, since they both caught the bug for horse racing as boys in south Louisiana. Delhomme carried his athletic prowess up the ladder as a quarterback and defied huge odds to not only carve out a career in the NFL, but led the Carolina Panthers to within one play of winning Super Bowl XXXVIII.