On this episode of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast we will talk to Louisiana Senator John Kennedy about the letter he sent to President Trump this week asking him to add Chinese crawfish and shrimp to the list of possible tariffs on Chinese products. Greg Fox takes a look at news affecting the grain markets, and we'll go to Natchitoches to visit with Cattle Producers of Louisiana's Dave Foster, where he gives us a cattle market update from Superior Livestock's Gulf Coast Classic sale. Our Grassroots Government segment takes us to the State Capitol in Baton Rouge to talk to Louisiana Farm Bureau lobbyist Joe Mapes, and we head to the field to visit with Vermillion Parish farmer Christian Richard to talk about his rice, crawfish and soybean crops.
The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast
Join us each week for The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast. Host Carey Martin will bring you the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture and a look at the markets with commentary from the Louisiana Farm Bureau Marketing Association. We'll go to the halls of government for an inside look in our "Grassroots Government" segment, and we'll take you to the fields and pastures of Louisiana as we talk to one of you about current crop and livestock conditions. Then we'll take a look at next week to see what's on the Louisiana Ag Calendar. Get all of this and more each week on The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast.
In this first episode of our podcast, we look at the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture, including the effect that proposed Chinese tariffs on soybeans will have on Louisiana farmers. We'll talk to Greg Fox with the Louisiana Farm Bureau Marketing Association about the performance of the grain markets over the past week. We also catch up with Rayburn Smith of Superior Livestock to discuss their upcoming Gulf Coast Classic sale that will be hosted in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Congressman Ralph Abraham gives us an update on the newly-released 2018 Farm Bill, and Caddo Parish Marty Wooldridge joins us for a look at conditions on his cattle operation in Northwest Louisiana.