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in Louisiana Agriculture
By Karl Stenerson, DTN Fertilizer Columnist
Domestic urea prices moved lower through June, showing no signs of strengthening on seasonally increased demand. The New Orleans, Louisiana, (NOLA) market continues to suffer from oversupply even as traders re-export barges against sales to Latin America, effectively removing close to 200,000 tons from the domestic market.
Dr. Shaun Tanger of the LSU AgCenter this week released his quarterly report of stumpage prices, including information on the outlook for important wood products and the stumpage prices of major timber product classes for the prior three months.
Sibley's faith in more than business; Congressmen get an earful during logger visit; GPI, DHL to spend millions on new facility; Advanced BMPs to be mandatory in 2018; Continuing education safety classes set for October, November.
Broiler-type chicks placed for meat production in Louisiana were 3.15 million during the week ending July 8, 2017. Placements were up 1 percent from the comparable week in 2016 and up 4 percent from the previous week.
The Louisiana corn crop could be one of the best ever, and the numbers continue to back that up in the latest Crop Progress and Condition report from the National Ag Statistics Service. Nearly one quarter of the crop is rated excellent, with 63 percent rated good.
By Forrest Laws, Delta Farm Press
The new material, which doesn’t have a name yet, could be introduced by Koch Agronomic Services in 2018. Dr. Harrell discussed the product at the LSU AgCenter’s Rice Research Station Field Day.
Delta Farm Press
Ben McKnight says it’s been fun to be a weed scientist working in rice. In the five years, he’s been studying as a graduate student with Dr. Eric Webster at the LSU AgCenter’s Rice Research Station, they have tested between eight and 11 new experimental compounds each year.
By Dan Fromme, LSU AgCenter Corn Specialist
Every year around the milk or “roasting ear” stage, we begin to wonder how good the corn crop is going to be. This especially holds true in years that corn yields are looking really good.
By Greg Hilburn, USA TODAY Network
Charles Spillers decided to let his wife Norma sleep late for their 50th wedding anniversary. "I didn't wake her up until 3:30," Spillers said. That's 3:30 … a.m. That still gave this Louisiana farming couple plenty of time to load their pickup with produce harvested the day before and make it to the Monroe Farmers' Market by 5 a.m.
by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter
BATON ROUGE - Creating a transition plan to make sure a farm continues as a productive business can be challenging. But during a two-day meeting in Port Allen, professionals will help answer some of the hard questions.
By AgFax Media LLC, AgFax.com
"Two fields – both in CL111 – have been harvested so far. One producer estimated that the field averaged in the upper 40s (barrels per acre) and the other was in the lower to mid 40s. This is about a week earlier than we when usually hear the first report of any harvest starting."Read More
By David Bennett, Delta Farm Press
Having racked up numerous frequent flier miles between Washington, D.C. and his home state this year, Mike Strain took the podium at the Louisiana Farm Bureau annual meeting on June 29 and announced a Recovery Grant Program.
By Jeff Zeringue, Louisiana Forestry Association, Forests & People
Hogs have eaten their way through forests and farmland, damaging crops and chasing away desired game. The state hopes its program will help Louisianans eat into the rate of its rapidly growing population.
Twelve cotton producers from Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of July 17 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2017 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.Read More
The latest online issue of Cattle Producers of Louisiana's "Cow Country Reporter" is now available, featuring information on cattle markets, antibiotic use, beef's role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and more.
By Forrest Laws, Delta Farm Press
For more than two decades Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture, and Steve Linscombe, resident director of the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, have greeted each other warmly at the start of the station’s annual field day.
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press
The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Training Center will be abuzz for several Monday evenings as the Southwest Louisiana Beekeepers Association and LSU AgCenter present their fourth annual beginning beekeepers class.