The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #32 - June 7, 2019

Water, water and more water! That’s one of the main topics on Episode #32 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast. The Mississippi River is so high that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to open the Morganza Spillway. Then they decided not to. It’s all up in the air right now. We’ll try to wrap our arms around it in our news headlines segment. The 2019 Louisiana Legislative Session is now in the history books, so Louisiana Farm Bureau Lobbyist Joe Mapes checks in to give us a wrap up on how agriculture fared in the session. We’ll go “In the Field” to hear from Avoyelles Parish farmer Luke Sayes to hear how he’s coping with all of the water. All of this water is affecting both the grain and cattle markets, so we’ll hear from Grayson Close and Dave Foster to get an update on how the markets are handling the chaos. We’ll check the Louisiana Ag Calendar to see what’s happening, and hear from Taylor Frey, State Coordinator of the Louisiana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative about a couple of workshops they have coming up in July. Then we’ll wrap up the podcast with a special song that Taylor Frey wrote and recorded about the struggles that her family faced the last time the Morganza Spillway was opened in 2011. It’s called “Too Much Water, Not Enough Rain.”