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December 2016 Articles

Spiritual Corner
Cortez Hicks Laurence Donates $10,000 to Union Parish Youth
Root rot appearing in shrubs, trees
Copper Toxicity
Agritourism business requires risk management
Farmers hear about row rice possibilities
Here are some tips for selecting, planting trees
Common lameness issues in barrel racing horses
LSU AgCenter, NRCS conduct joint water project in Caddo Parish
Benefits to a Controlled Breeding Season
Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding
Farm Fencing
Gardens can provide holiday decorations
USDA declares additional parishes as natural disaster areas
Forestry Forum 2017

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Spiritual Corner

Spiritual Corner:

“And He did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.”    --Matthew 13:58


The verse above is the last verse written of Matthew chapter 13. Jesus had come back to his hometown and was teaching in the synagogues. It says that “[the people] were amazed”, but it also says that “they took offense at him” (Matthew 13:54, 13:57). Then it ends the chapter with verse 58—“And... read more


Cortez Hicks Laurence Donates $10,000 to Union Parish Youth

 Cortez Hicks Laurence Donates $10,000 to Union Parish Youth Livestock Council in Honor of Mr. H.P. “Sleepy” Roberts

Cortez Hicks Laurence, age 98, of Bernice, a former 4-H Leader has donated $10,000 to the Union Parish Youth Livestock Council in honor of Mr. H. P. “Sleepy” Roberts. Mr. Roberts was appointed Assistant County... read more


Root rot appearing in shrubs, trees

Root rot appearing in shrubs, trees                                                                                                                           Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.eduread more


Copper Toxicity

 Copper Toxicity                                                                                                                                                       ... read more


Agritourism business requires risk management

 Agritourism business requires risk management                                                                                             Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (11/09/16) CROWLEY, La. – Starting an agritourism business can be a... read more


Farmers hear about row rice possibilities

 Farmers hear about row rice possibilities                                                                                                                    Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (11/17/16)... read more


Here are some tips for selecting, planting trees

Here are some tips for selecting, planting trees

Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu, By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

 October to March is the prime season for planting hardy trees in Louisiana, and November through early December is an especially good time. The soil is still warm, which encourages vigorous root growth, and trees will have several months to get established before next summer’s heat.

 At the same time, the weather... read more


Common lameness issues in barrel racing horses

Common lameness issues in barrel racing horses                                                                                                      The Educated Horseman: Health Series Author Neely Walker, Ph.D. Assistant Professor (Equine... read more


LSU AgCenter, NRCS conduct joint water project in Caddo Parish

LSU AgCenter, NRCS conduct joint water project in Caddo Parish                                                                      Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (11/15/16) BOSSIER CITY, La. – The LSU AgCenter team of water experts at the Red River Research Station is studying how farmers in northern Caddo Parish may... read more


Benefits to a Controlled Breeding Season

Benefits to a Controlled Breeding Season                                                                                                  Source: Ryon Walker, LSU AgCenter When you... read more


Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding

Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding the 2016 Election Results

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9, 2016 – “The American Farm Bureau Federation congratulates President-elect Trump on his election, as well as those candidates elected to serve during the 115th Congress. The important issues facing American agriculture are not red or blue, but they are critical to the prosperity of rural America and our ability to protect our nation’s food supply. We urge our elected... read more


Farm Fencing

Farm Fences - Planning and Construction—Fences have been used for livestock control for many centuries. Control of movement of domestic and wild animals has been their primary purpose. The location, type of animal and its habits determine what type of fence works best. The original fences were hedgerows or rock. Today we have many fencing options available to fit our specific situation. Materials range from vinyl to metal and wood. Wire can come in many forms including barbed, smooth, net and even... read more


Gardens can provide holiday decorations

Gardens can provide holiday decorations                                                                                                           Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu 

By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist,... read more


USDA declares additional parishes as natural disaster areas

 USDA declares additional parishes as natural disaster areas

Baton Rouge, La. (Nov. 16, 2016) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently added Bossier, Caddo and Concordia parishes to the list of parishes already designated as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by severe storms and flooding that occurred from Aug. 11-31, 2016.

Farmers and ranchers in primary natural disaster areas are eligible for low-interest emergency (EM) loans from USDA’s... read more


Forestry Forum 2017

Forestry Forum 2017—Presented with Ag Expo

You are cordially invited to the 2017 Ag Expo Forestry Forum. This year’s program will provide an in-depth look at timber markets and taxes, Feral Hog Control, pine pest issues, herbicide options, and the benefits of cost share programs through the NRCS. We will also hear the latest updates from the Director of the Louisiana Forestry Association. We look forward to seeing you there. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017... read more


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