Jazzmen Rice: New Orleans Rice is Music For Your Mouth (with video)

 By Kenny Lopez, WGNO-TV, New Orleans

CROWLEY - After 12 long years of testing, evolving, and improving this unique strain of aromatic Jasmine rice, the Louisiana State University Agriculture Center, with the help of senior rice breeder Dr. Steve Linscombe, felt they had finally developed a strain that could compete head-on with the famous Thai Jasmine rice in aroma, texture, and taste.

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Harvey Soaks Southern Crops

By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter

Louisiana farmers took the brunt of the rain and crop damage, with rain totals pushing past 20 inches in the southwest corner of the state, farmers and crop experts told DTN. "A lot of our soils were -- if not saturated -- pretty close to capacity going into the storm," said Louisiana State University soybean specialist Todd Spivey. 

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Basin’s Water Flow Brought Up at Meeting

By Danny Fenster, The Daily Iberian

ST. MARTINVILLE — Several crawfish farmers and clean water activists spoke out in a unified voice Tuesday night at the St. Martin Parish Council meeting. “I would like to have a moment of silence for the Atchafalaya Basin,” said Mike Bienvenu, a past president and current member of the Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association-West.

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Germany Concerned About Louisiana ‘Crayfish Plague’ and Vow to Capture Them and ‘Show No Mercy’

By Michael Dot Scott, 97.3 The Dawg

As South Louisianians, we have strong personalities and tend to take over just about any situation we’re in, wherever it is. It seems our crawfish are the same way, and people are freaking out about it. In Berlin, Germany, people are very concerned about a recent Louisiana crawfish invasion, and vow to deal with this dangerous threat by “showing no mercy”. Yes, this is real.

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Kurt Guidry to Head LSU AgCenter Southwest Region

Kurt Guidry to Head LSU AgCenter Southwest Region

By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter

BATON ROUGE — Kurt Guidry, a professor in the LSU AgCenter Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, has been named regional director for the LSU AgCenter Southwest Region. Guidry’s appointment is effective Oct. 1. He will replace Steve Linscombe, who will retire on Sept. 30 after 35 years with the AgCenter.

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AgFax Rice - Hurricane Harvey's Damage

AgFax Rice - Hurricane Harvey's Damage

By AgFax Media LLC, AgFax.com

Hurricane Harvey has clearly taken a toll on the 2017 rice crop. In Texas and southeast Louisiana, the storm flooded the small percentage of main-crop rice still in the field. How much of that rice will finally be cut remains to be seen. It will at least sustain yield and quality reductions, and some of that remaining rice may never see a combine.

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Louisiana Farm Bureau Activates Hay & Pasture Clearinghouse

Louisiana Farm Bureau Activates Hay & Pasture Clearinghouse

BATON ROUGE - Hurricane Harvey flooded pastures and ruined hay supplies in its trek across Louisiana, forcing ranchers to relocate their cattle to higher ground and search for hay to feed them until the water recedes and the grass regrows.

The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation activated its Hay and Pasture Clearinghouse Friday in response to Harvey’s devastation.

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