The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #29 - April 1, 2019

It’s no April Fools’ joke… The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast is back with Episode #29 for April 1, 2019. We’re packed full of information, as usual, with the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture. We’ll talk about the lightning fast planting pace that Louisiana farmers are on right now getting corn, rice, sorghum and soybeans in the ground. On Grassroots Government, we have our first visit with Dr. Carrie Castille, Louisiana Director of USDA Rural Development. She will fill us in on all that her agency is doing for Louisiana agriculture and talk about a rural broadband roundtable discussion coming up in Monroe. We’ll go In the Field to visit with Caddo Parish cattleman Marty Wooldridge, who chairs the Louisiana Farm Bureau Livestock Committee. Marty joined a group of Louisiana cattlemen on a bus trip to Southwest Missouri last week to learn more about that state’s cattle industry. Greg Fox will stop by to talk about last week’s USDA Prospective Plantings and Quarterly Stocks Report, and Dave Foster will lend his insight on the cattle market. We’ll wrap things up with a look at the Louisiana Ag Calendar, where we’ll hear from Taylor Frey with the Louisiana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. They have a bus tour coming up later this month, and Taylor will have all of the details about it.