The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #9 - June 15, 2018

On Episode #9 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast we will take a look at all of the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture, followed by an interview that we’ve been working on for several weeks.  We will have Louisiana 1st District Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise on our Grassroots Government segment discussing the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill. We also ask Congressman Scalise about the status of his health, following the tragic shooting he endured one year ago this week. We continue our “In the Field” series highlighting the three finalists for the 2018 Louisiana Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award, and we check in with our regular market analysts Greg Fox and Dave Foster for an update on the grain and cattle markets. Then we wrap it all up with a look at all of the upcoming events on the Louisiana Ag Calendar.

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #8 - June 8, 2018

On Episode #8 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we look at the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture, followed by a recap of the recently concluded 2nd Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature with Joe Mapes, lobbyist for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. We go “In the Field” to start a special series focusing on the three finalists for the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award. This week’s profile is on Matt Dennis from East Carroll Parish. We’ll get market updates from Troy Lust, Mark Tall and Dave Foster, then wrap it all up with a look at the Louisiana Ag Calendar.

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #7 - June 4, 2018

On Episode #7 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast we take a look at the latest news in Louisiana agriculture, including an update on the Louisiana wheat harvest and a look at insect problems in Louisiana cotton fields. Louisiana Farm Bureau lobbyist Joe Mapes provides an update on the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature in our Grassroots Government segment. Then we go “In the Field” to talk to Louisiana farmer Jason Condrey about the 23,000 acres that he farms with his family, stretching from Lake Providence to St. Francisville. Our regular market analysts Greg Fox and Dave Foster discuss the latest factors affecting the grain and cattle markets, and then we wrap it all up with a look at the Louisiana Ag Calendar.

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #6 - May 25, 2018

On Episode #6 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we look at the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture, where we talk to Northwest Louisiana crop consultant Gary Wolfe and hear about the 2018 Louisiana Ag in the Classroom teacher of the year, Paula Guidry. Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry Dr. Mike Strains joins us for this week's Grassroots Government segment to discuss the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Then we go "In the Field" to Central Louisiana to visit with Jim Harper of Rapides Parish. Our regular market analysts, Greg Fox and Dave Foster, get us caught up on the grain and cattle markets, and we wrap it all up with a look at the Louisiana Ag Calendar.

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #5 - May 18, 2018

On Episode #5 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we’ll talk to Charlie Shudmak, president of the American Sugar Cane League about the attacks on the U.S. sugar program during the Farm Bill debate. LSU AgCenter corn and cotton specialist Dan Fromme will give his input on the condition of the Louisiana corn and cotton crops.  Louisiana Farm Bureau lobbyist Joe Mapes will give us a first-hand update on the chaos at the State Capitol in our Grassroots Government segment, then we’ll go In the Field with hay producer Adam Caughern of Caddo Parish. Our regular market commentators, Greg Fox and Dave Foster, will discuss the grain and cattle markets, and we’ll wrap it all up with a look at the Louisiana Ag Calendar.

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #4 - May 4, 2018

On Episode #4 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast we check the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture and hear from Louisiana’s 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham about the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill. We'll go “In the Field” to talk to Evangeline Parish farmer Richard Fontenot about his rice and soybean planting progress. We’ll look inside the markets with analysis from Greg Fox and Mark Tall with the Louisiana Farm Bureau Marketing Association, and get insight on the cattle market from Dave Foster, CEO of Cattle Producers of Louisiana.  Then we’ll wrap up the podcast by looking at the Louisiana ag calendar where we will talk to Taylor Frey, State Coordinator for the Louisiana Grazing Lands Conservation Institute about their Louisiana Farms Bus Tour coming up on May 9th-11th.

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #3 - April 27, 2018

On this week's Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we look at the latest news headlines and talk to Louisiana State Statistician Kathy Broussard about the importance of participating in the Census of Agriculture.  Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain joins us for a look at the current Louisiana legislative session in our Grassroots Government Segment.  We go "In the Field" to talk with Grant Parish farmer Ryan Yerby, who is putting in long hours getting his soybean crop in the ground. We'll take an in-depth look at the grain markets with Greg Fox and Mark Tall. Then we go to the Northwest Louisiana Beef and Forage Field Day to discuss the cattle market with Dr. Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University.  

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #2 - April 20, 2018

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 #1 - April 13, 2018

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.