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.


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. 


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.