Louisiana Sugar Refining and ASR Group Supply Food Donations for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

HOUSTON - The Louisiana sugar industry delivered a truckload of sugar Thursday (Sept. 21) to Houston to resupply the Houston Food Bank with the sweet ingredient. Louisiana Sugar Refining (LSR) of Gramercy supplied eight pallets of its Southern Cane brand and ASR Group sent eight pallets of its iconic brand of Domino® Sugar from its Chalmette Refinery.

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20th Annual Rice Cook Off Celebrates National Rice Month

20th Annual Rice Cook Off Celebrates National Rice Month

By USA Rice

LAKE CHARLES, LA – Yesterday, the Calcasieu, Cameron & Beauregard Rice Growers Association and the Port of Lake Charles held their 20th Annual Louisiana Rice Cook Off contest to celebrate National Rice Month.  The contest is held annually to promote the value the local rice industry plays in Southwest Louisiana, and to highlight the variety of healthy dishes that can be made with rice. 

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Opportunity to Apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program is Here

Opportunity to Apply for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program is Here

By Amy Robertson, Louisiana Natural Resources Conservation Service

ALEXANDRIA – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This program provides farmers, ranchers and forest landowners an opportunity to improve conservation on their land while at the same time, strengthening and improving production. 

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Morehouse Parish Farm Battery Thieves Arrested

By Sharon Cummings, KTVE-TV, Monroe

A pair of thieves were caught on a local farmer's surveillance footage, stealing thousands of dollars worth of farm equipment batteries. The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Department says at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 two men approached the farm where they stole the batteries in a dark SUV.

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4-H Program Enrollment Underway

By Candy Rodriguez, KPLC-TV, Lake Charles

CALCASIEU PARISH - The Calcasieu Parish LSU AgCenter is looking for new 4-H members. Jennifer Cantrell with Calcasieu Parish's 4-H program said this is a way for children to, "complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles."

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US Cotton Sets Goals to Further Reduce Environmental Footprint

US Cotton Sets Goals to Further Reduce Environmental Footprint

Task Force Chairman Ted Schneider, a Louisiana cotton producer, said the actual sustainability resolution that the Council adopted earlier this year called for the creation of the sustainability task force and specified that it collaborate with U.S. cotton industry associations “on developing industrywide goals for measurable continual improvements in environmental stewardship, farm productivity, and resource efficiency such as land, water, air, input, and energy use.”

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