Abraham Issues Statement on Farm Bill Passage

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted for the Farm Bill Conference Report, which passed overwhelmingly in the House. It now heads to President Trump’s desk for a signature. “Agriculture is a critical part of the Louisiana economy, and our state’s farmers, ranchers and foresters deserve the stability and strong safety net that the Farm Bill provides,” said Abraham.

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Video Contest Winner Tells Positive Story of Environmental Impact of Louisiana Rice

AN DIEGO, CA -- The Cajun combination of rice and crawfish production not only drives southern Louisiana economically but also positively impacts the region's environment.  This story of rice production's environmental benefits, told in video form, won one Louisiana high school senior this year's National Rice Month scholarship.

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Vernon Parish Cattlemen's Ass'n Youth Agriculture Day Presentation Given to the Vernon Parish School Board

Vernon Parish Cattlemen Association Secretary Rusty Bails addressed the Vernon Parish School Board Dec. 11 during a regular meeting to give a presentation on its Youth Agriculture Day event that took place in October. The VPCA has been working with VPSB since 2016 to put on its Youth Agriculture Day for juniors and seniors attending Vernon Parish high schools.

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Sugarcane Farmers are Battling Muddy Conditions

By Eric Zernich, KATC-TV 3, Lafayette

For the past few months, sugarcane farmers have been busy harvesting their crops to get it off to the mill. And, with the number of sugarcane acreage increasing in Acadiana, local sugarcane plants have been processing a near record amount of product again this fall. However, not all the product that they process is pure sugarcane.

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Trusted Ag Voice, Young Farmers Bring National Spotlight to Louisiana

By Greg Hilburn, The News-Star, Monroe

A trusted voice in Louisiana agriculture and a young Port Allen farming couple are gaining national attention for their impact on the industry. Don Molino was named the 2018 National Farm Broadcaster of the Year, while sugarcane farming couple Bobby and Melissa Morris were among those named America's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers.

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