Alexandria Farmers Market Hosts Kids Day to Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

With funds from a Healthy Behaviors Program Grant from The Rapides Foundation, CLEDA hired a Farmers Market Program Developer, Allison Tohme, to increase market visibility and success across the region. As part of her role, Tohme manages the Alexandria Farmers Market (AFM), which is hosting Kids Day on Tuesday, August 8, to celebrate NFMW.


Louisiana Crawfish Have Invaded Michigan And Michiganians Are Worried (with video)

By Chris Meaux, KMDL-FM, 97.3 The Dawg, Lafayette

Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is actually worried – almost scared, even – of ‘red swamp crayfish’ that have ‘invaded’ their ecosystem. Reporter Paula Tutman of WDIV-TV Local 4 News in Detroit, MI dramatically covers the presence of what Michigan’s DNR is actually calling an ‘invasive species:’ red Louisiana crawfish.


Acadiana Farmers & Officials Expecting Average Rice Harvest This Season (with video)

By Lester Duhe, KLFY-TV 10, Lafayette

CROWLEY – Because Acadiana had a lot of rain during the month of July, the LSU AgCenter says that rice yields could be just around average for this rice season. Farmers are in the middle of harvesting this year’s rice crop. The season typically starts during mid-February or March, depending on the weather, and ends in the middle of August.