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Rice: 6th Generation Louisiana Grower Named Rice Farmer of the Year

Rice: 6th Generation Louisiana Grower Named Rice Farmer of the Year

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Christian Richard, a sixth-generation farmer from Vermilion Parish, was honored Dec. 11 as the 2017 Rice Farmer of the Year at the USA Rice Outlook Conference. In addition, former LSU AgCenter rice breeder Xueyan Sha was honored with the Rice

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Louisiana Pecans: Market Steady Despite Nut Issues

Louisiana Pecans: Market Steady Despite Nut Issues

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Very light deliveries this week. Many of the lots have black rot and sprouting showing up and are having to be cleaned up and retested. The market is about steady with most of the sales being sold as retail off

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Louisiana Pecans: Very Light Deliveries, More Lots Available This Week

Louisiana Pecans: Very Light Deliveries, More Lots Available This Week

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Growers are busy preparing their pecans for market. Very light deliveries with more lots expecting to be available later this week. The market is about steady. Most of the sales are sold for retail off the farm. The weather forecast

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Louisiana: 2 Soil Health, Cover Crop Conferences, Jan. 23, 24

Louisiana: 2 Soil Health, Cover Crop Conferences, Jan. 23, 24

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Dec 5, 2017

Two conferences scheduled for January will feature information on soil health, cover crops, and other row crop and forage issues. The LSU AgCenter, the Louisiana Master Farmer Program and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are planning the events. The first

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Louisiana Weeds: Fall and Spring Burndown Considerations

Louisiana Weeds: Fall and Spring Burndown Considerations

👤By Josh Copes, Daniel Stephenson, and Donnie Miller, Louisiana State University Extension Specialists 🕔Dec 4, 2017

This time of year, especially when it is dry, brings about questions concerning a fall burndown application that contains a residual herbicide.

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Louisiana Pecans: Very Light Deliveries, Prices Steady

Louisiana Pecans: Very Light Deliveries, Prices Steady

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 29, 2017

Growers are busy accumulating pecans and preparing them for market. Very light deliveries this week. The market is about steady. Most of the sales are sold as retail off the farm. The weather forecast throughout most of the state for

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Louisiana Pecans: Growers Preparing Nuts for After Thanksgiving

Louisiana Pecans: Growers Preparing Nuts for After Thanksgiving

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 22, 2017

Growers are busy accumulating pecans and preparing them for market after the Thanksgiving holiday. Volume is light. Most are sold for retail off the farm or for gift pack purchases. Some quality issues reported, with up to sixty percent blow

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Louisiana Farmers Voice Concerns About Infrastructure, Labor During State Listening Tour

Louisiana Farmers Voice Concerns About Infrastructure, Labor During State Listening Tour

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Nov 21, 2017

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour at Richard and Neal Fontenot’s R&N Farms in the Evangeline Parish community of Vidrine on Nov. 17. Farmers expressed their concerns about

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Louisiana Field Reports: Sugarcane Harvest Passes Halfway Mark

Louisiana Field Reports: Sugarcane Harvest Passes Halfway Mark

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 19, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Sugarcane and second rice crop harvest continued. A little rain would sure be in order to help

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Louisiana: Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner Down This Year

Louisiana: Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner Down This Year

👤By Neil Melancon, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation 🕔Nov 16, 2017

If you’re buying your family’s Thanksgiving meal this year, good news—it’s the cheapest it’s been in several years. According to the latest American Farm Bureau Marketbasket survey, this year’s 16-item meal costs $49.12, the lowest since 2014 and the second-lowest

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