WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted in support of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report, which extends and improves Farm Bill provisions. “While it’s not perfect, this Farm Bill provides Louisiana farmers with much-needed certainty about critical agriculture programs,” said Higgins.
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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.
SAN DIEGO, CA -- Members of the 2019/21 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced last week during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2018 USA Rice Outlook Conference. The class is comprised of seven rice industry professionals selected by a committee of agribusiness leaders.Read More
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.Read More
By Dr. Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture announced the winners of their annual faculty and staff awards during their annual conference ceremony held Dec. 11 at the LSU Student Union Theater.
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.
Broiler-type chicks placed for meat production in Louisiana were 3.16 million during the week ending December 8, 2018. Placements were down 4 percent from the comparable week in 2017 but up 1 percent from the previous week.
The latest issue of the “Cow Country Reporter” from Cattle Producers of Louisiana is now available online, featuring information on the cull cow market, beef cow herd dynamics, and food trends for 2019.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act (2018 Farm Bill), which includes his amendment to help create rural jobs. “This legislation empowers Louisiana farmers and sugar producers to succeed,” said Dr. Cassidy.
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.
LSU Extension Service/AgCenter Soybean Specialist Dr. Todd Spivey reports USDA is now guesstimating the 2018 crop will average 50 bushels per acre. However, says Spivey, “That number does not include any unharvested acres.Read More
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.
By Tammi Arender, KNOE-TV 8, Monroe
Landry Vineyards uses barrels from all over the world to store and age their wine. Jeff Landry says those containers are a critical part of the wine making process.