Mississippi: 20 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

🕔Nov 16, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 20 Mississippi counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to rainfall and flooding that occurred April 1 through June 30, 2018, […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Heavy Rains Bring Unsatisfying End to Harvest

🕔Nov 13, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 11, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Point Coupee Parish “Continued rainfall made it difficult to harvest […]

Louisiana Crawfish: Get Equipment Ready for Harvest

🕔Nov 13, 2018Ponds have been flooded for a month or so and farmers are preparing for crawfish harvesting. It is time to check the traps, make repairs to the boat and plan […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: New Record in Sight Despite Difficult Harvest

🕔Nov 12, 2018The 2018 Louisiana sugarcane crop has the potential to set a record if weather conditions are favorable. “We have a tremendously good crop out there,” said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth […]

Louisiana Cotton: Harvest Yields Mixed Reactions

🕔Nov 9, 2018Louisiana’s 2018 cotton crop is being harvested with mixed reactions. “A lot of people were happy; a lot of people were sad,” said LSU AgCenter cotton specialist Dan Fromme. Northwest […]

Louisiana Sorghum: Extension Urges Growers to Give It a 2nd Try

🕔Nov 8, 2018Louisiana’s grain sorghum acreage has dwindled in the past few years to a tiny fraction of what was grown just a decade ago — a shift driven by a shrinking […]

Louisiana Pecan Prices: Rains Creating Delivery Issues

🕔Nov 7, 2018Rain has created issues with getting pecans out of the orchards and onto the market. With the temperatures on the mild side the excess moisture may cause problems later on […]

Louisiana Field Reports: 2nd Rice Harvest Begins, Good Initial Yields

🕔Nov 6, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 4, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Stuart Gauthier, Saint Martin Parish “Wet conditions and heavy rains kept fields […]

Louisiana Citrus: Early, Sweet Crop Despite Cold Winter

🕔Nov 1, 2018Citrus growers were concerned that the cold temperatures last winter would destroy this year’s crop. But that has not been the case. Barton Joffrion, LSU AgCenter horticulture agent in Terrebonne […]

Louisiana Pecan Prices: Light Offerings; Short Crop Expected

🕔Oct 31, 2018Rain has created issues with getting started for most growers and harvest is expected to begin today. Mild temperatures for today through Wednesday and a cooling trend on Thursday with […]

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