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January 2017 Articles

Just Rambling January 2017
LSU student overcomes obstacles along path to graduation
It’s time to plant tulips, hyacinths
Spiritual Corner
Forage producers hear about pasture conditions after floods
2016 was a tough year for Louisiana agriculture
Goat Nutritional Disorders
Asian ladybeetle showing up in Louisiana
LSU AgCenter researchers awarded technology transfer grants
Consider the gifts of the garden
UPDATE: Equine Herpesvirus Confirmed at New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack
Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding
Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Fede
Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau
Statement of Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, on the No
National 4-H Council, American Farm Bureau F
Farm Fences Continued from December Issue
NCBA, PLC meet to Discuss Federal Land Priorities for New administration
Just Rambling December 2016

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Just Rambling January 2017

Just Rambling:
Another year has come and gone. How time fly's—it seems only yesterday that we were beginning 2016 but now we are beginning 2017. As James 4:14 says, “Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” This verse puts our life in perspective—we are only here for a short time and then we are gone. Let us always keep this in mind as we go into this... read more


LSU student overcomes obstacles along path to graduation

LSU student overcomes obstacles along path to graduation Writer: Tobie Blanchard at 225-578-5649 or tblanchard@agcenter.lsu.edu  

 (12/20/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – When Alexandra Arceneaux crossed the stage with her service dog, Mishka, at the LSU College of Agriculture commencement ceremony on Dec. 16 at the Maddox Fieldhouse,... read more


It’s time to plant tulips, hyacinths

It’s time to plant tulips, hyacinths

By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist at 225-578-2222 or dgill@agcenter.lsu.edu The next few weeks are an important time for planting tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs that have been previously stored in your refrigerator. (Won’t it be great to get the refrigerator space back?) Tulips and hyacinths are refrigerated because our... read more


Spiritual Corner

 Spiritual Corner:

  Last month a former student of mine , Hanna Conley, had a very serious barrel racing accident. This accident resulted in her being airlifted to LSUS medical where they determined that she had a stage 2 brain injury. Since then, she has been moved to TIRR in Houston for rehabilitation. I just recently got to visit her and her mother, Mrs. Becky Conley, and it was so wonderful to see them both. They both looked so good and it... read more


Forage producers hear about pasture conditions after floods

Forage producers hear about pasture conditions after floods Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (12/06/16) ALEXANDRIA. La. – Members of the Louisiana Forage and Grassland Council heard about the effects of recent floods on pastureland at their annual meeting on Dec. 2.

Producers from across... read more


2016 was a tough year for Louisiana agriculture

2016 was a tough year for Louisiana agriculture Writer: Craig Gautreaux at 225-578-5673 or cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (12/21/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – Unfavorable weather and lower commodity prices made 2016 a difficult year for those involved in agriculture in Louisiana.

 For the second year in a row, depressed commodity prices made conditions hard for farmers. After several years of relatively high prices, many producers made significant... read more


Goat Nutritional Disorders

Goat Nutritional Disorders

There are several diseases associated with nutritional management. These include acidosis, founder, enterotoxemia, pregnancy toxemia/ketosis, polioencephalomalacia and urinary calculi.

Acidosis, founder and enterotoxemia are all related to either feeding high levels of grain or a rapid increase in the level of grain in the diet. Acidosis is associated with the production of high levels of lactic acid in the rumen from a large supply... read more


Asian ladybeetle showing up in Louisiana

Asian ladybeetle showing up in Louisiana Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (12/20/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – An invasive insect species could be making itself at home in your house, and an LSU AgCenter entomologist says the unwelcome guest is the variegated Asian ladybeetle.

 “It is not a native species,” LSU AgCenter entomologist Chris Carlton said. “In Louisiana, we have at least 75 species... read more


LSU AgCenter researchers awarded technology transfer grants

LSU AgCenter researchers awarded technology transfer grants Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (12/20/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – Two LSU AgCenter researchers were recently awarded more than $42,000 in grant funding that will help them promote their inventions to industry partners.

 The grants are from the LSU... read more


Consider the gifts of the garden

Consider the gifts of the garden Editor: Rick Bogren

 at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu, By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist at dgill@agcenter.lsu.edu I often write columns on timely information about what needs to be done in the garden. I remember once meeting a gentleman who said that his wife read my columns faithfully. After reading about what to do in the garden, she would make a list of the tasks for him to... read more


UPDATE: Equine Herpesvirus Confirmed at New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack

UPDATE: Equine Herpesvirus Confirmed at New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack Rouge, La., January 3, 2017 – Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry (LDAF) veterinarians continue to closely monitor horses at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Racetrack for Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM). 

As of Monday, January 2, 2017, the New Orleans Fair Grounds is restricting movement at the racetrack and... read more


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

Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Appointment of New EPA Chief


  December 7, 2016 – “President-elect Trump’s selection of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency is welcome news to America’s farmers and ranchers—in fact, to all who are threatened by EPA’s regulatory overreach—and should help provide a new degree of fairness for U.S. agriculture.... read more


Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Fede

Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding USDA’s GIPSA Rule Proposals


“The Agriculture Department’s Farmer Fair Practices Rules take an important step toward leveling the playing field in the poultry industry by ensuring companies follow the law and treat farmers fairly, without disrupting beef and pork markets. “Farm Bureau... read more


Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau

Statement by Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Nomination of Ryan Zinke to Interior


  “The nomination of Ryan Zinke for Secretary of the Interior signals an important step toward balanced use of federal lands. During his time in the House, he has recognized that the federal government... read more


Statement of Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, on the No

Statement of Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, on the Nomination of Robert Lighthizer for USTR


 “The American Farm Bureau Federation looks forward to working with United States Trade Representative nominee Robert Lighthizer. Mr. Lighthizer has had a long and distinguished career in trade, working in the White House, Senate and private sector to assure favorable trading conditions for American goods and services.... read more


National 4-H Council, American Farm Bureau F

National 4-H Council, American Farm Bureau Federation Establish Partnership to Promote Agriculture Education and Connect Young People to Careers of Tomorrow


  Leaders of National 4-H Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation today announced a newly established partnership during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two groups.... read more


Farm Fences Continued from December Issue

Farm Fences Continued from December Issue

  Fencing Materials Board and chain link fences, if maintained properly, will work for many years, but their cost makes them impractical for most operations. These materials would be good choices, however, for around farm buildings, yards, gardens or where expensive horses or other animals are housed in small... read more


NCBA, PLC meet to Discuss Federal Land Priorities for New administration

NCBA, PLC meet to Discuss Federal Land Priorities for New administration                                                Source: www.BeefUSA.org


In the past eight years, ranchers and other multiple use interests in the West have witnessed an almost wholesale shift in federal land management policy. What was once - and statutorily continues to be - a clear directive to manage... read more


Just Rambling December 2016

 Just Rambling:

About the front cover: The front cover photo is my daughter, Brittany and her husband, Chance. On Saturday, November 19th, Chance decided to let Brittany set on the deer stand with him, instead of on her regular stand. He had been seeing some good bucks on his camera and since Brittany hadn’t had much time to hunt he decided to let her on the stand with him hoping she would get to kill a good buck. As soon as they got set up in the stand they saw a 4 point at the feeder but nothing else. Brittany said she was... read more


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