The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #19 - October 12, 2018

On Episode #19 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we dive into the dire situation that many Louisiana soybean farmers are facing this fall with constant rains and damaged beans. However, the Louisiana cotton crop is looking very good according to LSU AgCenter Cotton Specialist Dan Fromme. We have a very special guest on Grassroots Government this week. US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue visited Louisiana last week, and we caught up with him at Raceland Sugars. We visited with the Secretary about several issues, including the soybean problems we’re having, trade issues with China and the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. We’ll go in the field this week to Tensas Parish where we will hear from Donnie VandeVen about his cotton crop. Grayson Close and Mark Tall check in with us with an update on the grain and rice markets, and we’ll hear from Dave Foster on the cattle markets. Then we’ll wrap it up with a look at a very active Louisiana Ag Calendar.