Evangeline - St. Landry Rice & Soybean School Set for January 10

Evangeline - St. Landry Rice & Soybean School Set for January 10

Two of Evangeline & St. Landry Parish's most economically important crops will be discussed at length at the 58th Annual Rice Production School and 51st Annual Soybean Production School. These production schools will be held together on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Ville Platte Civic Center.

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LSU AgCenter Endowed Chair to Support Sugarcane Production

By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter

BATON ROUGE — The American Sugar Cane League Chair in Sugar Production will support faculty members who demonstrate excellence in research areas related to improving the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the production segment of the Louisiana sugar industry.

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Guest Column: Louisiana Farmers Ready to Sell to Cuba

By Mike Strain, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry

On Dec. 17, 2014, the United States government announced its decision to normalize relations with Cuba after half a century of isolation. The restoration of diplomatic relations between our two countries — and a new policy of engagement — has opened opportunities for U.S. businesses, stimulated growth in Cuba’s private sector and strengthened human rights on the island.

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Farm to School Program Puts Local Produce in Avoyelles Parish Cafeterias

By Raymond L. Daye, AvoyellesToday.com

When it comes to food, there’s grocery store “fresh” and then there’s from-the-farm fresh. The Avoyelles Parish School District is trying to cut the distance from the field to the lunch plate in its schools by using locally grown produce, Food Service Supervisor Jenny Welch said.

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