Acadiana Farmers React to the President's Speech at the Farm Bureau Convention

By Rob Macko, KLFY-TV 10, Lafayette

President Donald Trump says his administration is fighting for America's farmers, ranchers, and growers. And thousands of them gave him a warm reception in New Orleans. "We are standing up for the men and women who work the fields, till the soil, and harvest the land." President Trump says the $867 billion farm bill he signed last month will help farmers.


President Trump Discusses Trade and Border Wall During a Lengthy Speech in New Orleans

By Jeff Palermo, Louisiana Radio Network

President Donald Trump delivered an hour long speech at the American Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans Monday and promised to iron out trade deals that will help farmers. Mr. Trump says these new deals will make it easier to trade with Canada and other countries where it’s currently difficult to do so.


President Trump Tells Farmers that Wall Won’t Hurt Them

By the Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS,— President Donald Trump is seeking to assure farmers that they will still be able to get the help they need if he builds a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has used most of his speech Monday at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th convention in New Orleans to justify his fight with congressional Democrats over the border wall he promised to build. 


Trump Leverages Farm Bureau Speech to Push Immigration Agenda — Live Stream

By Kathryn Watson, CBS News

President Trump harnessed his address to the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention in New Orleans Monday to push his immigration agenda, as the ongoing partial government shutdown over the border wall debate hampers farm operations across the country. "I like the farmers. What can I do? I like farmers," Mr. Trump said in his opening remarks.


Trump Touts Border Wall at Farm Bureau Convention

By Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press

NEW ORLEANS — Shortly after taking the podium at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention, President Donald Trump asked the assembled farmers and ranchers to sit down. If they remained standing for the duration of his speech, Trump said, the “fake news” would report that he hadn’t received a single standing ovation.


Louisiana Soybean and Corn Producer Recognized for Conservation Efforts

Robbie Howard of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, recently received the Outstanding Master Farmer Award in recognition of conservation efforts on his soybean and corn farm in Lake Providence. “Master Farmer has made me proud of the way we farm,” Howard wrote in an application for the award, describing how it has helped him learn about soil health, irrigation, safely using farm chemicals and more.


Louisiana Equine Council Holds Annual Meeting in Opelousas

By Jordan Lippencott, KATC-TV 3, Lafayette

The Louisiana Equine Council is informing the public about their plans for 2019. The council held their annual meeting this morning at the St. Landry Parish Farm Bureau Office in Opelousas. The meeting was open to all equine council members and members of the community who have a role or interest in the state’s equine industry.