Welcome, Vidalia Denim! Hundreds Turn Out for Event

By Scott Hawkins, Natchez Democrat, Natchez, Mississippi

VIDALIA - More than 300 people turned out Tuesday to the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center to welcome Vidalia Denim Mills. Mayors and Aldermen of Natchez and Vidalia, economic development officials, community business representatives, and residents looking for work were all part of the crowd gathered to welcome the newest industry to the Miss-Lou.

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Louisiana Fisherman Asked Farmers to Plant Cover Crops

By Gillian Pomplun, Reporter, Crawford County Independent

The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and the Uplands Watershed Council from the Spring Green area held another great cover crops education event on Friday, July 28. Lance Nucio, a shrimper who lives and works in the estuary at the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, attended the event in Spring Green. He wore a t-shirt that said, “Don’t farm naked – plant cover crops.”

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Louisiana Lets The Good Times Roll for USA Rice Chef Tours

Louisiana Lets The Good Times Roll for USA Rice Chef Tours

By Michael Klein, USA Rice

CROWLEY AND LAKE CHARLES - Chefs, quality assurance, and nutrition and marketing specialists representing almost 2,000 restaurants from well-known brands, along with food writers from top industry publications came to Louisiana rice country last week for the third iteration of USA Rice's Foodservice Farm & Mill Tours to learn how the mighty grain they know, eat, and serve gets to their kitchens.

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