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September 2016 Articles

God Bless Football
Just Rambling September 2016
Managing Calves through the Fall Forage Ga
Rice, soybeans take hit from recent flooding
Farmers told to expect flood disaster aid
Cotton crop suffers damage from flooding rains
Researchers must wait to see how flood affects crawfish
Importance of Pregnancy Detection
Louisiana corn, grain sorghum crops suffer losses during flood
Utilize the Opportunity to Extend the Grazing Season
Consumption of Crops Exposed to Flood Waters
Environmental Groups Hamper Endangered Species Conservation
New Web Page Focuses on Beef Education Tools
Farm Bureau Asks USDA for Emergency Dairy Assistance
Prevent further damage to your flooded home and your health
USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Avian Influenza in a Wild Mallard Duck in A
Fertilize, prune before colder weather
Chicken and Rice Casserole
National 4-H Week to be held Oct. 2-8
Northeast Louisiana Beef & Forage Field Day

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God Bless Football

Spiritual Corner”


  God Bless Football                                                                          ... read more


Just Rambling September 2016

Just Rambling: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” This quote was by President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address on January 20, 1961. How do you think this statement would be received today?... read more


Managing Calves through the Fall Forage Ga

 Managing Calves through the Fall Forage Gap—In the southeast, approximately 55% of cow/calf herds calve during the spring (approximately 65% nationwide) which means over 50% of our calves are weaned in the fall. There are many ways we can market weaned calves; however, deciding on which marketing strategy is often times dependent upon several factors such as facilities, labor, and forage and feed resources. With the downward turn in the cattle market over the last 12... read more


Rice, soybeans take hit from recent flooding

Rice, soybeans take hit from recent flooding

Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu

(08/26/16) PORT BARRE, La. – This is Samuel Buller’s first year to farm on his own, and the 21-year-old was looking at a good rice crop. But recent flooding changed that.

Buller’s yields are reduced, grain quality will suffer, and about a third of the plants in a 280-acre field fell over and sprouted. “It... read more


Farmers told to expect flood disaster aid

Farmers told to expect flood disaster aid                                                                                                                      Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.eduread more


Cotton crop suffers damage from flooding rains

Cotton crop suffers damage from flooding rains                                                                                                Writer: Craig Gautreaux at 225-578-5673 or cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu

(08/30/16) ALEXANDRIA, La. – Cotton farmers did not... read more


Researchers must wait to see how flood affects crawfish

Researchers must wait to see how flood affects crawfish                                                                                      Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu


 (08/24/16) The impact of the recent widespread flooding on the upcoming season... read more


Importance of Pregnancy Detection

Importance of Pregnancy Detection—According to 2007-08 National Animal Health Monitoring System data, only about 20%

of beef cow-calf producers check for pregnancy in their herds. Beef cows need to become pregnant, deliver healthy calves and

wean productive calves in order for producers to make their operation economically profitable. However, every year beef

females fail to become pregnant for numerous reasons including anestrous, pre-puberty, disease (more open cows than expected
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Louisiana corn, grain sorghum crops suffer losses during flood

Louisiana corn, grain sorghum crops suffer losses during flood 

 Writer: Craig Gautreaux at 225-578-5673 or  cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu (08/23/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – While thousands of homes in Louisiana were being inundated by floodwaters, the rains that caused the flooding also damaged the state’s corn and grain sorghum crops. “Virtually all of the grain sorghum left to be harvested is showing signs or has actually begun to sprout.... read more


Utilize the Opportunity to Extend the Grazing Season

Utilize the Opportunity to Extend the Grazing Season

The unusually wet conditions in August this year should provide an opportunity for stockpiling some additional grass growth and stretching the grazing season later into the fall or winter period. Several studies have shown stockpiled bermudagrass can provide adequate nutrition to meet the requirements of late-winter or spring calving cows for several weeks after frost. Bahiagrass can be utilized as stockpiled forage but has been shown to be provide lower quality... read more


Consumption of Crops Exposed to Flood Waters

Consumption of Crops Exposed to Flood Waters

Baton Rouge, LA (August 17, 2016) – Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., says pay close attention to the Federal Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) warnings pertaining to crops exposed to flood waters.

According to the FDA, the edible portion of a crop exposed to flood waters is considered adulterated under section 402(a)(4) (21 U.S.C. 342(a)(4)) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and should not be consumed.... read more


Environmental Groups Hamper Endangered Species Conservation

Environmental Groups Hamper Endangered Species Conservation Source: www.beefusa.org WASHINGTON (August 23, 2016) – Today, the Center for Biological Diversity along with other radical environmental groups threatened to sue the Department of Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service to force action on 417 proposed listings under the Endangered Species Act, all stemming from a massive lawsuit settlement brokered behind closed doors and without... read more


New Web Page Focuses on Beef Education Tools

New Web Page Focuses on Beef Education Tools

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 1, 2016 - The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched an updated beef resources web page dedicated to sharing nationally focused beef education tools with teachers, volunteers, farmers and ranchers. The site features a new video highlighting the Foundation's 2016 On the Farm STEM event and its impact on district- and university-level STEM coordinators.

"We are excited to debut... read more


Farm Bureau Asks USDA for Emergency Dairy Assistance

Farm Bureau Asks USDA for Emergency Dairy Assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2016 -- Against a backdrop of plummeting farm-level milk prices and farm cash receipts for milk sales, the American Farm Bureau Federation this week asked the Agriculture Department to provide emergency assistance for the nation's dairy farmers.

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, AFBF President Zippy Duvall said AFBF supported a recent request from 61 members of Congress asking... read more


Prevent further damage to your flooded home and your health

Prevent further damage to your flooded home and your health                                                                              Editor: Linda Foster Benedict at 225-578-2937 or lbenedict@agcenter.lsu.edu

(08/15/2016) BATON ROUGE, La. – A flood-damaged home requires special attention... read more


USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Avian Influenza in a Wild Mallard Duck in A

USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Avian Influenza in a Wild Mallard Duck in Alaska


The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in a wild mallard duck from a state wildlife refuge near Fairbanks, Alaska. CDC considers the risk to the general public from these HPAI H5 infections to be low.  No human infections with Eurasian H5 viruses have occurred in the United States. As a reminder, the proper handling... read more


Fertilize, prune before colder weather

Fertilize, prune before colder weather

Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu

By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

(09/02/16) We will soon begin to move into fall, and that influences what we do in the garden now. It’s time to finish up fertilizing a variety of landscape plants as well as time to prune many shrubs, cut back overgrown tropicals and trim some bedding plants.

Fertilizing

You may fertilize your lawn, shrubs and ground covers... read more


Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken and Rice Casserole

I have used an easy Chicken and Rice Casserole for years but this one’s rice is better.

                 Chicken, cut up ( I use breast strips)                                                                                              ... read more


National 4-H Week to be held Oct. 2-8

National 4-H Week to be held Oct. 2-8                                                                                                              Writer: Craig Gautreaux at 225-578-5673 or cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (09/01/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – 4-H youth across Louisiana... read more


Northeast Louisiana Beef & Forage Field Day

Northeast Louisiana Beef & Forage Field Day - In its 4th year, the LSU AgCenter will be hosting a beef & forage field day at Goldmine Plantation in south Richland Parish. We’ve got an excellent program with planned topics including: ● Replacement Heifer Selection ● Replacement Heifer Development ● Parasite Control ● Herbicide Selection for Pastures & Hay Meadows ● Rotational Grazing ● Value of Ryegrass ● Marketing Cattle ● FSA Programs/Assistance... read more


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