"Think Rice" Truck Keeps On Truckin' in South Louisiana

Michael Fruge wasn't expecting the call when he and his wife, Sarah, were stuck in traffic in Metairie, Louisiana.  It was December 7, the last day of the 2018 Outlook Conference, and they were on their way to watch the Louisiana state high school football championship game in New Orleans after leaving San Diego, the site of this year's conference, early. 

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Master Cattleman Classes Begin March 4th in Winnfield

The 2019 Northwest Region Master Cattleman Classes will be held in Winnfield starting on March 4th.  Classes will be held on Monday nights for ten weeks and will cover all aspects of beef cattle production.  Cost to attend is $125 per person.  The tuition fee covers curriculum, meals, metal farm sign upon completion of the course, and any class supplies. Deadline to register is February 15th.


Sea Grant & AgCenter Help Louisiana Catfish Industry Comply With New Regulations

By Evelyn Watts, Thomas Hymel, LSU AgCenter

Catfish is one of the iconic seafood products of Louisiana, from wild-caught to farm-raised. Historically, as with other seafood products, catfish processing had been regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, in 2008, Congress moved jurisdiction over catfish to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service.


Annual Crops Forum Set for February 7th in Delhi

By Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter

LSU AgCenter experts will present the latest research updates in corn, cotton and soybean production at the annual Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum set for Feb. 7 at the Delhi Convention Center. Forum topics will include insect and weed resistance management, cover crops and cover crop termination recommendations, wildlife damage management, 2018 Farm Bill highlights and commodity outlook updates.