Two more outreach meetings are scheduled for South Louisiana agricultural producers to discuss guidelines and the application process for recovery grant money.Read More
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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in cooperation with the Louisiana Armed Forces Foundation, Acadiana RC&D and the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Alexandria are partnering to host a free workshop on July 28, 2017, open to any veteran or family member interested in learning more about agriculture.
By AgFax Media LLC, AgFax.com
"Most cotton is not quite at peak bloom. From Shreveport north to the Arkansas line, growers are irrigating. Cotton looks pretty decent...well, except for the bollworm situation. It's not as bad here as in northeast Louisiana, but they are with us.Read More
By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter
BASTROP — For the past 15 years, members of the Morehouse Parish Black Farmers Association and the National Black Growers’ Council, along with others interested in agriculture have braved torrential rains as well as sweltering heat in order to hear information about agriculture.
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.
By The News-Star, Monroe
MONROE – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a federal jury found a Bastrop farmer guilty last week of creating shell farms so he could receive more than $1.6 million in subsidy payments to which he was not entitled.
Louisiana continues to be a very wet state, with scattered showers falling across the state. While that rainfall has slowed field work, it has helped to improve condition ratings for nearly every crop as the 2017 harvest gets underway. Take a look at the latest Louisiana Crop Progress and Condition Report.
BATON ROUGE – An unvaccinated horse in Iberville Parish tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding horse owners to vaccinate their animals for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV).
The latest online issue of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry's "Market Bulletin" is now available, featuring information on the Farm Recovery Grant Program and the always popular classified ads.
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.
I found out that even if someone has a single cotton plant, you must fill out a form from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. An inspector will be sent out to place a boll weevil trap in my yard.
Agriculture and forestry will be the theme of the 2017 Experience Louisiana Festival set for October, LSU AgCenter forestry agent Keith Hawkins said. The 2017 ELF will be held Oct. 28 and 29 at LSU Eunice.
By Janet Tompkins, Forests & People
The two big events in the life of a forest are the day you harvest your timber and get a check and the day you replant and re-invest in another generation of trees. In Louisiana, that reforestation decision — whether it is pine or hardwoods — takes time and planning.
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.Read More
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA - For the first time ever, the United States will be able to export rice to China, the world's largest rice consumer. A trade agreement between the two nations could provide a boost to U.S. rice growers and millers, including those here in Southwest Louisiana.
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.