Application Period Starts Today for Louisiana Farm Flood Grants

Louisiana farmers who lost at least $10,000 because of last year's floods can get federal grants to cover up to $100,000 in such losses, and the application period begins today. The $9.5 million block grant program covers farmers and ranchers with operations in any of the 51 parishes declared disaster areas last year by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Sugarcane Farmers Learn How to Fight Attacks on Sugar

By Allie Doise, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana sugarcane farmers learned they already have the tools needed to combat attacks on sugar online and in the media. Sugar producers met during the Sugar Commodity Conference at the 95th Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention here to talk about the industry, listen to experts in the field and deliberate the issues they’ve faced this year.

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The Worst Enemy of Soybeans? The Red Banded Stinkbug

By Don Molino, The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network

Red Banded stinkbugs have once again invaded Louisiana soybean fields. LSU Extension Service Pest Management Specialist Dr. Sebe Brown says when soybeans reach the R5 stage, which a lot of the bean crop in both north and south Louisiana are reaching, that’s when beans are actually starting to form in the pod.

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Application Period Starts Wednesday for Farm Flood Grants

Associated Press, WAFB-TV, Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - Farmers who lost at least $10,000 to last year's floods can get federal grants to cover up to $100,000 in such losses, and the application period begins Wednesday. The $9.5 million block grant program covers farmers and ranchers with operations in any of the 51 parishes declared disaster areas last year by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

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