The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #34 - July 9, 2019

Episode #34 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast is loaded and ready to go! Louisiana crop conditions are looking very good, despite all of the weather challenges here in 2019. We’ll hear from LSU AgCenter Rice Specialist Dustin Harrel about the condition of the Louisiana rice crop. At the Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention a couple of weeks ago we caught up with Louisiana’s own Craig Brown, who is currently the Vice President of Producer Affairs for the National Cotton Council. Craig brought up to date on a few issues affecting the cotton industry. On Grassroots Government we will hear from Louisiana 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham. He will fill us in on several ag issues that are making headlines in Washington D.C. We’ll go “In the Field” to visit with Ray Schexnayder, who farms in both Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge Parishes. Ray says it’s been a challenging year to grow corn and soybeans in Louisiana, but he’s making the best of it. Grain Marketing Specialist Grayson Close will give us an update on the grain markets, then we’ll wrap up the podcast with Jack Dillard’s “Voice of the Ark-La-Tex.”