BATON ROUGE--If you’re buying your family’s Thanksgiving meal this year, good news—it’s the cheapest it’s been in several years.According to the latest American Farm Bureau Marketbasket survey, this year’s 16-item meal costs $49.12, the lowest since 2014 and the second-lowest since 2011. The survey includes Louisiana surveys, which found a price drop of a little less than two percent from 2016.Read More
The Latest News in Louisiana Agriculture
The latest online edition of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry's "Market Bulletin" is now available, featuring stories on the Pointe Coupee Pecan Company, Louisiana natural disaster declarations and the popular classified ads.
The Closing Market Report on the Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network, featuring rice market commentary from Greg Fox, grain marketing specialist with the Louisiana Farm Bureau Marketing Association.Read More
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated Cameron, Grant, Natchitoches and Rapides parishes in Louisiana as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by flooding from Hurricane Harvey that occurred from Aug. 26, 2017, through Oct. 10, 2017.
Carey Martin takes a look at the latest news in Louisiana agriculture, yesterday's grain market analysis and prices, and the latest livestock markets on The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network.Read More
BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., will continue their travel across the state to tour farms and hear from local agriculture and forestry producers.Read More
By Randall Newsome, MyArkLaMiss.com
BASTROP - Governor John Bel Edwards made the trip up to Morehouse Parish to have a talk, but mostly to listen. Louisiana farmers have some big concerns about the future, but Governor Edwards wants them to know he's all ears.
By Olivia Russell, KNOE-TV, Monroe
BASTROP - Some Northeast Louisiana farmers in need of help met with Governor John Bel Edwards. Tuesday, the governor stopped in Bastrop on a tour in which he's hoping to learn more about the latest agriculture concerns across the state.
By Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter
Farmers are often looking for ways to improve the quality of the soil and prevent its runoff. Scientists with the LSU AgCenter are looking at how cover crops can help accomplish this goal, especially during the winter months when the soil is exposed.
by Caitlin Cain and Paul Aucoin
This week in New Orleans, at Louisiana Trade Week, business leaders from around the nation will come together to discuss the importance of trade to Louisiana and the United States. In fact, because of shipping exports from the Mississippi River, international commerce is responsible for one in every five jobs in our state.
By Josh Hankins, USA Rice
Over the past month, USA Rice hosted outreach meetings across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri to spread the word about the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), Mid-South Graduated Water Stewardship, that will bring financial assistance to rice producers implementing working lands conservation programs throughout the four states.Read More
Light shipments of yard tree lots mostly Natives/Seedlings and very few Improved varieties this week. Volume is expected to be light. Most of the pecans are being sold for retail off the farm or for gift pack sales, with few Desirables, Candy and Elliott harvested.