Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018.Read More
The Latest News in Louisiana Agriculture
According to LSU AgCenter Extension Service Corn Specialist Dr. Dan Fromme at the Dean Lee Research Station just south of Alexandria, around this time in the season, the corn crop is reaching the black layer stage.Read More
Other than a few weeds and wells having a hard time keeping up, things had gone really well this year until the last several days. We have been in a nasty rain pattern since July 3. I have heard of rain totals in some areas approaching 10 inches since the rain started in south Louisiana.Read More
A new pest that attacks certain crops grown in Louisiana has been identified. The root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii (M. enterolobii), is a serious pest which has a high rate of reproduction and a wide host range that includes soybean, sugarcane and sweet potato.Read More
Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain and Governor Jon Bell Edwards will hold another farmer meeting this week. The meeting with sugarcane farmers is slated to begin at 10 AM Thursday at Alton Landry's farm in Plaquemine.Read More
A group of black farmers from Louisiana and neighboring states has filed suit against a company they say sold them fake soybean seeds. The group accuses Stine Seed Company of purposefully switching seeds in order to sell black farmers a subpar product.
BATON ROUGE - Larry Freeman, a graduate of the Southern University Land-Grant Campus' (SULGC) Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute, is one of six recipients of the Louisiana Century Farm Award.Read More
By Richard Bogren, LSU AgCenter
GONZALES — Results have been released from the 49th annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 7 to 11. Coordinated by the LSU AgCenter, the event was held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.
Little is known about the state of the Cuban rice value chain. Dr. Alvaro Durand-Morat, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas, will cut through some of the haze in a Cuba Rice webinar, July 12 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time.
Answers---and how they do it. CAUTION: Some roadside sellers may have signs that say "Washington Parish Watermelons," so don't be afraid to ask specific questions about WHERE they grow them.Read More
The Chinese have now slapped some heavy new tariffs on US agricultural products in retaliation for this country doing the same to Chinese goods.
Don Pierson, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary, says he doesn't know where this will all end up eventually.Read More
Mayors of towns along the Mississippi River say China’s soy tax is hurting towns and farmers.
St. Gabriel, La. Not the soybean mecca of the U.S., but a city that will deeply feel the impact of China’s 25% tax on U.S. soybeans.
The passage of the Seed Cotton Program means Louisiana farmers with generic base acres will have several decisions they must make regarding cotton yield updates, reallocation of generic base acres and Farm Program selection in the weeks ahead.Read More