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July 2017 Articles

Care of the Broodmare and Newborn Foa
Pasture to Market
Roses need summer care
Know these garden don’ts
Scale insect attacking coastal vegetation raises concerns
Summer is a good time for landscape planning
Strain Statement on Meeting with White House Officials on Infrastructure
AFBF’s Duvall Praises Selection of Hazlett for Rural Development
AFBF Praises Perdue for Dialogue with Ag Neighbors
Farmers Urge Caution on Cuba Policy
AFBF Details NAFTA Renegotiation Priorities
Rice farmers should scout fields amid rainy summer weather
Grant funds cover crop study
Nitrogen fertilizer conference set for Baton Rouge in August
Blackberry Cobbler
Just Rambling July 2017
Spiritual Corner:

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Care of the Broodmare and Newborn Foa

Care of the Broodmare and Newborn Foal   Source: Courteney Holland-cem0022@auburn.edu, Auburn University Continued from June Issue Foal Health Problems Diarrhea in the newborn foal is not common and may indicate a serious illness in the foal. A squirting type of diarrhea can result in dehydration... read more


Pasture to Market

Pasture to Market China and global beef markets— In the fall of 2016, the Chinese government indicated a willingness to open China to U.S. beef. Although talks have been ongoing, no agreement has been reached on protocols for U.S. beef to move into the Chinese market. The... read more


Roses need summer care

Roses need summer care Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Summer heat stresses many plants in our landscapes. Along with other plants, most roses are not especially happy during the extreme heat of mid- to late summer. (Come to think of it, neither are most gardeners.)... read more


Know these garden don’ts

Know these garden don’ts Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist at 225-578-2222 or dgill@agcenter.lsu.edu                                                    Although... read more


Scale insect attacking coastal vegetation raises concerns

Scale insect attacking coastal vegetation raises concerns  Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu                                                                                                    ... read more


Summer is a good time for landscape planning

Summer is a good time for landscape planning                                                                                       Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist... read more


Strain Statement on Meeting with White House Officials on Infrastructure

Strain Statement on Meeting with White House Officials on Infrastructure

Baton Rouge, La. (June 12, 2017) – Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said it was a tremendous honor to represent the nation’s agricultural producers at a meeting Thursday, June 8 with White House officials including President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

 “We... read more


AFBF’s Duvall Praises Selection of Hazlett for Rural Development

AFBF’s Duvall Praises Selection of Hazlett for Rural Development   Source: www.fb.org                                      The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Anne Hazlett brings a depth of experience on rural development issues that should benefit... read more


AFBF Praises Perdue for Dialogue with Ag Neighbors

AFBF Praises Perdue for Dialogue with Ag Neighbors    Source: www.fb.org                                       Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will host Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Mexican Secretary of Agriculture José Calzada Rovirosa, tomorrow, in Savannah, Georgia, for a trilateral meeting as well... read more


Farmers Urge Caution on Cuba Policy

Farmers Urge Caution on Cuba Policy  Source: www.fb.org                                                                       Importing $2 billion worth of food each year, Cuba represents the kind of growth opportunity U.S. farmers and ranchers need during this challenging economic period, American Farm Bureau... read more


AFBF Details NAFTA Renegotiation Priorities

AFBF Details NAFTA Renegotiation Priorities

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been overwhelmingly beneficial for U.S. farmers and ranchers—and their counterparts in Canada and Mexico—but there are several good reasons to update and reform NAFTA from agriculture’s perspective, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Under NAFTA, U.S. farmers and ranchers have seen their exports... read more


Rice farmers should scout fields amid rainy summer weather



Rice farmers should scout fields amid rainy summer weather  Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu                                                                      ... read more


Grant funds cover crop study

Grant funds cover crop study   Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (06/16/17) WINNSBORO, La. — The LSU AgCenter will serve as the lead agency in a study of the impact of cool-season cover crops on annual forage production and soil health in hay and pastures. The joint research effort with... read more


Nitrogen fertilizer conference set for Baton Rouge in August

Nitrogen fertilizer conference set for Baton Rouge in August                                                                 Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu                           ... read more


Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler




1 stick butter, melted

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 cup self-rising flour

1 cup milk

2 cups blackberries (frozen or fresh)




Preheat oven to 350°. Butter round ceramic pie plate. Stir together 1 cup of the sugar and the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the milk, whisking until combined. Gently whisk the butter until smooth. Pour the batter into the buttered dish. Sprinkle the blackberries... read more


Just Rambling July 2017

Just Rambling: As many in our nation seem to be disrespecting our Flag and our Pledge of Allegiance, I thought it was very important to honor our Flag and Pledge of Allegiance in this July issue. Van Bennett History of the Flag... read more


Spiritual Corner:

Spiritual Corner:

  “How Great Thou Art”


I don’t know about you, but I don’t like problems. I don’t like drama, I don’t like conflict, I don’t like negative things happening to me or around me. Like the rest of the world however, I have my fair share of problems that I have to deal with. The thing about me is, while I profess a strong faith in God, I am a worrier. I have faith that God can take care of my problems,... read more


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