Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson, will speak at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in Howard Auditorium on the Louisiana Tech University campus.
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Harvest data for our soybean core block variety demonstrations have begun to come in from across the state. The data for these 10 trials is now available on the LSU AgCenter website at the link listed below.
ALEXANDRIA - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in Louisiana have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP).
By Megan Woods, KADN-TV
The International Rice Festival in downtown Crowley began Thursday October 18 at 6 p.m. and continues into the weekend. For a full schedule of events click here. News 15’s Megan Woods spent Thursday morning at the festival grounds to give you an inside look at what you can expect.
By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter
BATON ROUGE — The LSU AgCenter has received a grant of about $150,000 that will fund food safety training efforts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded the grant to AgCenter food safety specialist Achyut Adhikari this week.
By Mark Armstrong, WBRZ-TV 2, Baton Rouge
The closure of the Sunshine Bridge near Donaldsonville couldn't come at a worse time for sugar cane farmers on the east side of the Mississippi River. Harvest season just began and all the cane must be transported to sugar mills on the west side of the river.
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Louisiana Ag Industries Association (LAIA) Annual Meeting! LAIA would like to invite you to attend its upcoming annual meeting on January 22-23, 2019 in Marksville, Louisiana at the Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel.Read More
BATON ROUGE – An Allen Parish man is under arrest for allegedly damaging land in which the Timber Management Company is located. On October 3, 2018, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) received a complaint regarding damage to land in Allen Parish.
BATON ROUGE – A Natchitoches Parish man is accused of theft by misappropriation. On October 15, 2018, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) enforcement agents arrested 73-year-old Larry R. Davis who is accused of misappropriating funds for timber valued at $128,000.
Broiler-type chicks placed for meat production in Louisiana were 2.83 million during the week ending October 13, 2018. Placements were down 6 percent from the comparable week in 2017 and down 11 percent from the previous week.
RACELAND -- You may have heard the #2 Georgia Bulldogs made a visit to Louisiana this past weekend, and it was a memorable one for Louisiana State University football fans, but it was the other Georgia Bulldog visit that took place south of Tiger Stadium that was even sweeter.Read More
“I truly appreciate the time and expertise these individuals have agreed to give guiding the United Soybean Board,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “Their work is especially important as we work to improve international opportunities for American farmers and ranchers.Read More
By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter
Every summer, scientists at agriculture research stations spend hours with clipboards in hand walking down row after row of plants, going about a tedious chore known as rating plots.