Workshop Teaches Prescribed Forest Burning

Bruce Schultz LSU AgCenter

(05/23/17) MANY, La. – Participants in a recent forestry workshop learned how to use good fire to prevent a bad fire.

Participants in the prescribed burning workshop, held May 16-18, set fire to the forest floor in a 13-acre tract with a covering of pine straw and a healthy growth of a small tree called a yaupon that grows densely in wooded areas.

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NASDA Applauds EPA for WPS Implementation Extension

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain, President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently granted NASDA’s request for an extension to the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) rule until necessary guidance and training have been completed.   

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