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.
The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast
Join us for The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast. Host Carey Martin will bring you the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture. 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. We’ll look at the markets with commentary from the Louisiana Farm Bureau Marketing Association. Then we'll take a look at next week to see what's on the Louisiana Ag Calendar. Get all of this and more on The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast.