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June 2017 Articles

Just Rambling:
Spiritual Corner: Desperate for Love
Fertilizing Summer Hay Fields
Get Ready for Anaplasmosis Season Now
Be vigilant in watering new plantings and containers
Farmers, gardeners must register cotton plants with the LDAF
La. greenhouse tomatoes are under attack
UA Ranch Horse Team wins ASHA DII National Championship
Cattlemen Applaud Changes made at USDA, including Establishment of USDA Undersec
Cattlemen Applaud Gov. Terry Branstad's Confirmation As Ambassador to China: "Id
USDA Delays New Organic Standards Rule
Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Overly Burdensome Regulations
Senate Committee Advances Farm Bureau-backed Regulatory Reform Bill
AFBF Asks Administration to Withdraw Proposed Changes to Estate Tax Discount Va
Tax Reform Central to Improving Economy, Farm Bureau Tells Congress
American Farm Bureau Looks Forward to NAFTA Renegotiation
Farm Bureau Applauds EPA’s Water
Farm Bureau Praises Creation of New USDA Trade Undersecretary
Care of the Broodmare and Newborn Foa
USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15
Workshop teaches prescribed forest burning
LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station field day set for June 20
LSU AgCenter to host rice field days
Easy Cinnamon Roll Cake

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Just Rambling:

Just Rambling:

I would like to congratulate the University of Arkansas Ranch Horse Team for their National Championship win in Sweetwater, Texas. During our Farm Bureau Beef Tour of Arkansas (in April) the Ranch Horse Team performed for our group. See page eleven for the article and photo. Congratulations again on a great year. I would like to extend... read more


Spiritual Corner: Desperate for Love

Spiritual Corner: Desperate for Love

A little boy fights to hold back a tsunami of tears as he explains why he became so upset over what seems to be such a trivial matter. Some might say he's just being a baby, but knowing him, I know that there's so much pain and heartache in his little life that's fueling his overreaction. Another child scribbles obscene words across a paper, words I never would have even heard of at such a young age. Does the child even know what they... read more


Fertilizing Summer Hay Fields

Fertilizing Summer Hay Fields— Fertilizer costs account for a high percentage of the inputs associated with hay production. A properly fertilized hay field will result in high yields, good quality and good cattle performance. Poorly fertilized hay will be of poor nutritional quality, yield poorly and cause cattle to be unthrifty resulting in a loss of body condition during the hay feeding season.

High-yielding hay removes large amounts of nutrients. The most common nutrients... read more


Get Ready for Anaplasmosis Season Now

Get Ready for Anaplasmosis Season Now— Anaplasmosis is an economically important disease of cattle in Louisiana and many parts of the United States. Anaplasmosis is endemic in some parts of the Gulf Coast, meaning it occurs regularly and basically is “native” to the area. Increased movement of cattle due to drought, hurricanes, etc. has spread anaplasmosis to areas previously considered free of the disease.... read more


Be vigilant in watering new plantings and containers

Be vigilant in watering new plantings and containers Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu, By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Proper watering can make the difference between life and death to newly planted lawns, trees, shrubs, flower and vegetable transplants and ground... read more


Farmers, gardeners must register cotton plants with the LDAF

Farmers, gardeners must register cotton plants with the LDAF

Baton Rouge, La. (May 5, 2017) – All cotton planted in Louisiana, including cotton grown in ornamental gardens and other non-traditional locations, must be registered with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to be monitored for possible boll weevil presence.

State boll weevil eradication law provides that anyone who intends to plant cotton for non-commercial purposes must receive prior... read more


La. greenhouse tomatoes are under attack

La. greenhouse tomatoes are under attack Writer: Johnny Morgan at225-578-8484 orjmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu Tomato russet mite and tomato yellow leaf curl are attacking greenhouse-grown tomatoes in Louisiana. Tomato russet mites have cigar-shaped bodies with two pairs of legs and cannot be seen without the aid of a microscope, said LSU AgCenter “Plant... read more


UA Ranch Horse Team wins ASHA DII National Championship

UA Ranch Horse Team wins ASHA DII National Championship The UA Ranch Horse Team brought home the ASHA DII National Championship from Sweetwater, Texas on April 22 after two days of tense competition. The team posted a strong victory against schools from Texas, Wyoming and Tennessee and led the second place team with 230 points to their 202 points. In addition,... read more


Cattlemen Applaud Changes made at USDA, including Establishment of USDA Undersec

Cattlemen Applaud Changes made at USDA, including Establishment of USDA Undersecretary for Trade Position NCBA President Craig Uden today released the following statement in response to USDA's restructuring and the decision to establish an Undersecretary for Trade, authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill: "We believe the restructuring of USDA makes sense for... read more


Cattlemen Applaud Gov. Terry Branstad's Confirmation As Ambassador to China: "Id

Cattlemen Applaud Gov. Terry Branstad's Confirmation As Ambassador to China: "Ideal person to help facilitate the U.S. beef industry's return to the Chinese market" Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Iowa Gov. Terry... read more


USDA Delays New Organic Standards Rule

USDA Delays New Organic Standards Rule Source: Beltway Beef Newsletter USDA has delayed the implementation of the Obama Administration's Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule until November 14. This decision makes the second time the implementation date has pushed and this time, USDA is asking whether the rule should go into effect at all. NCBA previously submitted... read more


Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Overly Burdensome Regulations

Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Overly Burdensome Regulations Source: www.beefusa.org WASHINGTON (May 16, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council filed comments this week to the EPA calling for immediate action on several burdensome regulations the agency put forward under previous Administrations.... read more


Senate Committee Advances Farm Bureau-backed Regulatory Reform Bill

Senate Committee Advances Farm Bureau-backed Regulatory Reform Bill Source: www.fb.org The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee earlier this week approved the Farm Bureau-supported Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017 (S. 951). The bill... read more


AFBF Asks Administration to Withdraw Proposed Changes to Estate Tax Discount Va

AFBF Asks Administration to Withdraw Proposed Changes to Estate Tax Discount Valuation As the Treasury Department reviews all the significant tax regulations issued on or after Jan. 1, 2016, farmers and ranchers are calling on the administration to withdraw proposed changes that would limit the use of discount valuation for estate tax purposes. The proposed changes “would significantly endanger... read more


Tax Reform Central to Improving Economy, Farm Bureau Tells Congress

Tax Reform Central to Improving Economy, Farm Bureau Tells Congress Source: www.fb.org Farmers and ranchers need the economic benefits that will follow from tax reform, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress in testimony submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee today. Weather, high debt-service, a lack... read more


American Farm Bureau Looks Forward to NAFTA Renegotiation

American Farm Bureau Looks Forward to NAFTA Renegotiation Source: www.fb.org The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “With the delivery of the required formal notice to Congress, the Trump administration has officially taken the first step toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. The American Farm Bureau looks forward to working with the administration, Congress, other agricultural... read more


Farm Bureau Applauds EPA’s Water

Farm Bureau Applauds EPA’s Water Rule OutreachAmerican Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule. “EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to consult with the states before revising the Waters of the United States rule marks a sharp break with the recent past,” Duvall said. “His letter to the 50 state governors requesting their comments... read more


Farm Bureau Praises Creation of New USDA Trade Undersecretary

Farm Bureau Praises Creation of New USDA Trade Undersecretary American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today lauded the establishment of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Secretary Perdue’s action to create an undersecretary for trade and foreign... read more


Care of the Broodmare and Newborn Foa

Care of the Broodmare and Newborn Foal Courteney Holland—cem0022@auburn.edu Auburn University Most horse owners who have decided to raise a foal from their mare often miss the actual birth of the foal. The average pregnancy length in the mare is 336 to 340 days, but horses have a wide variation in pregnancy lengths (normal foals have been produced from pregnancies as short as 305 days and as long as 400 days), making it difficult for the horse owner to predict the actual date of birth. Also,... read more


USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

“County committees allow farmers and ranchers to make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally to best serve their needs,” said Acting FSA Administrator Chris Beyerhelm.... read more


Workshop teaches prescribed forest burning

Workshop teaches prescribed forest burning Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu(05/23/17) MANY, La. – Participants in a recent forestry workshop learned how to use good fire to prevent a bad fire. Participants in the prescribed burning workshop, held May 16-18, set fire to the forest floor in a 13-acre tract with a covering of pine straw and a healthy growth of... read more


LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station field day set for June 20

LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station field day set for June 20 Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (The LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station will showcase research and demonstration plots at a pest management and crop production field day on June 20 in St. Joseph.... read more


LSU AgCenter to host rice field days

LSU AgCenter to host rice field days Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-7531 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu (05/15/17) CROWLEY, La. – The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of field days for rice farmers to provide information on the latest improvements for growing their crop. AgCenter scientists will explain their work related to fertility, variety development and controlling rice pests.... read more


Easy Cinnamon Roll Cake

Easy Cinnamon Roll Cake

1 yellow cake mix         4 eggs                            3/4 c vegetable oil

1 t vanilla                       1 c sour cream               1 c light brown sugar

1 T cinnamon                2 c powdered sugar      3 T milk        ... read more


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