HOUSTON - The Louisiana sugar industry delivered a truckload of sugar Thursday (Sept. 21) to Houston to resupply the Houston Food Bank with the sweet ingredient. Louisiana Sugar Refining (LSR) of Gramercy supplied eight pallets of its Southern Cane brand and ASR Group sent eight pallets of its iconic brand of Domino® Sugar from its Chalmette Refinery.
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By USA Rice
LAKE CHARLES, LA – Yesterday, the Calcasieu, Cameron & Beauregard Rice Growers Association and the Port of Lake Charles held their 20th Annual Louisiana Rice Cook Off contest to celebrate National Rice Month. The contest is held annually to promote the value the local rice industry plays in Southwest Louisiana, and to highlight the variety of healthy dishes that can be made with rice.Read More
By Lora Lavigne, KLFY-TV, Lafayette
LAFAYETTE - For the past few weeks, sugarcane farmers in Louisiana planted hundreds of acres of land of sugarcane for the year. Harvest time is approaching quickly and many local farmers are working seven days a week to get their crops ready.
By Caroline Marcello, KLFY-TV, Lafayette
NEW IBERIA – The 217-year-old sugar cane industry still brings thousands of jobs and billions of dollars into the state of Louisiana. That’s why generations of sugar cane farms have decided it’s time to preserve the past to pave way for the future.
BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter was presented the Award of Excellence by the Visegrad University Association during its general meeting at the Russian State Agrarian University-Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 12-15.Read More
By Amy Robertson, Louisiana Natural Resources Conservation Service
ALEXANDRIA – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This program provides farmers, ranchers and forest landowners an opportunity to improve conservation on their land while at the same time, strengthening and improving production.Read More
By Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter
Louisiana soybean farmers are more than halfway through their harvest, and they’re finding out this year’s wet weather is affecting the quality of the crop.
By Sharon Cummings, KTVE-TV, Monroe
A pair of thieves were caught on a local farmer's surveillance footage, stealing thousands of dollars worth of farm equipment batteries. The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Department says at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 two men approached the farm where they stole the batteries in a dark SUV.
By Candy Rodriguez, KPLC-TV, Lake Charles
CALCASIEU PARISH - The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program said this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles."
By Maranda Whittington, KPLC-TV, Lake Charles
LAKE CHARLES - When you enjoy a good burger or a fresh steak here in town, do you ever wonder where it comes from? What if we told you some of that meat came from right here in Lake Charles, at our very own McNeese State University.
By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter
HAMMOND — The LSU AgCenter and Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners hosted a Pollination Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station.The event included tours, talks, honey tasting, hummingbird banding and children’s activities.Read More
Broiler-type chicks placed for meat production in Louisiana were 3.26 million during the week ending September 16, 2017. Placements were down 2 percent from the comparable week in 2016 but up 9 percent from the previous week.
The latest online issue of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry's "Market Bulletin" is now available, featuring information on the filming of the movie "Cowboy and India" in Monroe and the always-popular classified ads.
“I am very proud of Cotton Incorporated’s adaptability with their budget and their foresight on this cottonseed issue. Cotton Incorporated is committed to finding ways to increase cotton producers’ profitability,” said George LaCour Jr., Louisiana cotton producer and chairman of The Cotton Board.
The United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development is providing tools and resources to help rural communities recover from the devastation brought by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue highlighted Tuesday.Read More
Task Force Chairman Ted Schneider, a Louisiana cotton producer, said the actual sustainability resolution that the Council adopted earlier this year called for the creation of the sustainability task force and specified that it collaborate with U.S. cotton industry associations “on developing industrywide goals for measurable continual improvements in environmental stewardship, farm productivity, and resource efficiency such as land, water, air, input, and energy use.”Read More
The Midday Market Report from The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network, featuring grain market commentary from Grayson Close, grain marketing specialist for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Marketing Association.Read More
Dry weather conditions are allowing farmers and ranchers to make up for time lost earlier this year because of a very wet spring and summer, according to Louisiana County Agent comments in the latest Louisiana Crop Progress and Condition Report.Read More