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August 2017 Articles

Cattlemen, Western Ranchers Applaud Adoption of Wild Horse and Burro Management
NCBA Statement on USDA Announcement Regarding Positive Atypical BSE Test Result
NCBA Responds to Japan Raising Tariff on U.S. Beef Imports: "Underscores Urgent
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill: “Please
U.S. Beef Industry Highlights Success of Korea Free Trade Agreement
Beekeeping becomes a growing hobby in Louisiana
AgDiscovery Program Educates Students About Agriculture
LSU AgCenter Announces State Fair Hay Quality Contest
Louisiana Master Farmer Program earns national award
Easy Summer Fruit Salad
Just Rambling August 2017
Spiritual Corner: Who Knows?
Flood recovery grants approved for farmers
Preparing Stallions for the Breeding Season
Technology, government recovery grant featured at farm tour
EAB spreads to nine parishes
STUMPAGE SPEAK
Training vines requires an early start
False ragweed becoming major row-crop pest
Quality Hay Production Source: Pasture to Market, July—August 2017
Horse Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Tax Reform Crucial for America’s Farmers, Ranchers
Farm Bureau Presents Farm Bill Goals to Congress
Farm Bureau Responds to USTR’s NAFTA Objectives
American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization to Work Together t

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Cattlemen, Western Ranchers Applaud Adoption of Wild Horse and Burro Management

Cattlemen, Western Ranchers Applaud Adoption of Wild Horse and Burro Management Amendment The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today applauded the adoption of an amendment to the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that would allow for humane euthanasia of wild horses and burros. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), would rein in burdensome regulations... read more


NCBA Statement on USDA Announcement Regarding Positive Atypical BSE Test Result

NCBA Statement on USDA Announcement Regarding Positive Atypical BSE Test Result                           Source: www.beefusa.org WASHINGTON (July 18, 2017) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Cattle Health and Well-being Committee Chairman Jimmy Holliman today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s)... read more


NCBA Responds to Japan Raising Tariff on U.S. Beef Imports: "Underscores Urgent

NCBA Responds to Japan Raising Tariff on U.S. Beef Imports: "Underscores Urgent Need for Bilateral Trade Agreement" WASHINGTON (July 28, 2017) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Craig Uden issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the Government of Japan is triggering the safeguard tariff increase on frozen beef imports: “We're very disappointed to learn that the tariff on frozen beef imports to Japan will increase from 38.5... read more


National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill: “Please

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill: “Please Do No Harm!” WASHINGTON (July 26, 2017) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Kendal Frazier today testified on Capitol Hill in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and warned Congress against using the treaty’s renegotiation to resurrect failed policies like mandatory... read more


U.S. Beef Industry Highlights Success of Korea Free Trade Agreement

U.S. Beef Industry Highlights Success of Korea Free Trade Agreement Source: www.beefusa.org WASHINGTON (July 27, 2017) -- The CEOs of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the North American Meat Institute, and the U.S. Meat Export Federation today sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer of USTR to highlight the success the U.S. beef industry... read more


Beekeeping becomes a growing hobby in Louisiana

Beekeeping becomes a growing hobby in Louisiana                                                                                         Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu                      ... read more


AgDiscovery Program Educates Students About Agriculture

AgDiscovery Program Educates Students About Agriculture Source: U of A                               AgDiscovery, a summer camp outreach program designed to help middle through high school-aged students explore careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, plant... read more


LSU AgCenter Announces State Fair Hay Quality Contest

LSU AgCenter Announces State Fair Hay Quality Contest

The LSU AgCenter is proud to announce the 4th annual LSU AgCenter State Fair Hay Quality Contest to be held at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport this October. The Hay Contest was developed to showcase farmers and ranchers in our area that consistently produce quality forages for livestock. This year the contest is being sponsored by the Louisiana Forage and Grasslands Council. Categories in which farmers and ranchers can enter forages include... read more


Louisiana Master Farmer Program earns national award

Louisiana Master Farmer Program earns national award                                                                               Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu)                              ... read more


Easy Summer Fruit Salad

Easy Summer Fruit Salad

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Fresh Summer Fruits English Walnuts

You can throw this together in just a few minutes and it will taste like you slaved away in the kitchen. Its also great for anyone watching their diet. Greek yogurt has 12 g protein, and only 90 calories per serving. You can make it for a group or easily make one serving. This is my one serving afternoon snack, put your yogurt on the bottom then add a small chopped apple, a mandarin orange, a handful of grapes... read more


Just Rambling August 2017

Just Rambling:

After our July issue of Ag Trader USA I was contacted by Mr. Douglas Madden concerning the way I presented the Pledge of Allegiance, which was used on our front cover. By permission, I am using Mr. Madden’s guidance in my “Just Rambling”.

“I am Douglas Madden the Agriscience teacher at Saline High School and Advisor of the Saline FFA Chapter. The pledge of allegiance is quoted in every FFA meeting of any chapter... read more


Spiritual Corner: Who Knows?

Spiritual Corner:

Who Knows?

I just recently got hired as Union Christian Academy’s head basketball coach for the Lady Lions basketball team. Initially, my strong competitive nature surfaced. What was I going to do to ensure that my team were winners? How might I... read more


Flood recovery grants approved for farmers

Flood recovery grants approved for farmers                                                                                                Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu                    ... read more


Preparing Stallions for the Breeding Season



Preparing Stallions for the Breeding Season
Dr Neely Walker—nwalker@agcenter.lsu.edu Louisiana State University Agricultural Center— Continued from July Issue                                                                                ... read more


Technology, government recovery grant featured at farm tour

Technology, government recovery grant featured at farm tour Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu                                                                                                               ... read more


EAB spreads to nine parishes

EAB spreads to nine parishes Source: www.laforestry.com

Add Ouachita to the growing list of Louisiana parishes where the invasive emerald ash borer has been found. In May, Richard Miller with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry reported three new parishes where EAB were caught in traps. Last week, LDAF included Ouachita, which increased to nine the number of parishes where the Asian native beetle is known to be.... read more


STUMPAGE SPEAK

STUMPAGE SPEAK Source: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/environment/forestry, http://www.lsuagcenter.com/portals/blogs/stumpagespeak, Louisiana Timber Market Report1, Second Quarter (Apr.-Jun) 2017, LSU AgCenter, Dr. Shaun M. Tanger Forest Economist, E-mail: stanger@agcenter.lsu.edu




Louisiana Stumpage Prices ($/ton)             2nd Quarter 2017        ... read more


Training vines requires an early start

Training vines requires an early start Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist                                                                                                  ... read more


False ragweed becoming major row-crop pest

False ragweed becoming major row-crop pest Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu LSU AgCenter weed scientist speaking at a field day on July 13 at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center warned farmers about ragweed infestations in their fields.... read more


Quality Hay Production Source: Pasture to Market, July—August 2017

Quality Hay Production Source: Pasture to Market, July—August 2017                                                          Forage quality is a measure of the physical/chemical characteristics of the forage crop. Quality is related as the energy, crude protein and/or digestibility of the forage. Energy is typically reported as total digestible nutrients (TDN), which is an estimate of... read more


Horse Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Horse Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Baton Rouge, LA (July 25, 2017) – An unvaccinated horse in Iberville Parish tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding horse owners to vaccinate their animals for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV).

 “This is the time of year mosquitoes are more prevalent. Horses are infected the same way humans are infected –... read more


Tax Reform Crucial for America’s Farmers, Ranchers

Tax Reform Crucial for America’s Farmers, Ranchers, Source: www.fb.org                                           Congressional leaders and administration officials have released a statement on tax reform that addresses many issues of importance to America’s farm and ranch families. The following statement about that action may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “America’s... read more


Farm Bureau Presents Farm Bill Goals to Congress

Farm Bureau Presents Farm Bill Goals to Congress Source: www.fb.org                                                               Congress must counter a steep, four-year drop in commodity prices that has left farmers and ranchers in worse shape than any time since the farm depression of the 1980s, Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney told the Senate Agriculture Committee today.... read more


Farm Bureau Responds to USTR’s NAFTA Objectives

Farm Bureau Responds to USTR’s NAFTA Objectives                                                                               The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, president, American Farm Bureau Federation: “The North American Free Trade agreement has helped America’s farmers and ranchers make significant gains in U.S. ag... read more


American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization to Work Together t

American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization to Work Together to Share the Story of Agricultural Education Source: www.fb.org                                                                                                      Today, the American... read more


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