Louisiana Producers Reminded Of Approaching Deadline For FSA Elections

Louisiana Producers Reminded Of Approaching Deadline For FSA Elections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Louisiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Craig A. McCain, is reminding farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that FSA county committee elections began Nov. 6, with the mailing of ballots.

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Rice Exports Still Lag

By Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter, via RiceFarming.com

After struggling to find support for prices for most of 2016, the rice market has been able to enjoy moderate price increases to this point in 2017. Anytime the market experiences significant price shifts, it is generally a result of either a change to the supply or demand fundamentals of the market.

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Grain Research Funded By Special Promotion Board

Grain Research  Funded By Special Promotion Board

By Don Molino, The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Radio Network

LSU AgCenter Extension Service Wheat Specialist Dr. Boyd Padgett, who also serves as Director of the Dean Lee Research Station just south of Alexandria, says the support of the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board is vital to his work.

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State Leaders Visit Farmers in Northwest Louisiana

By Neil Shaw, KTBS-TV, Shreveport

Feral hogs, navigation of the Red River and many more topics were touched on during a recent informal visit between Gov. John Bel Edwards, Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain and Northwest Louisiana farmers and ranchers.

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Governor, Commissioner Strain to Travel on Statewide Agriculture Listening Tour

BATON ROUGE – Next week, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., will travel across the state to tour farms and hear from local agriculture and forestry producers. 

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Crawfish Harvest Preparations Begin

By Kendria LaFleur, KATC-TV 3, Lafayette

Crawfish farmers around Acadiana are gearing up for their next harvest. Farmers are hopeful that this year's crop will be better than last year's. Farmer Alan Lawson's crop is changing with the season. He's turning his rice farm into a crawfish pond.

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