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November 2017 Articles

Just Rambling November 2017
Spiritual Corner:
37 receive Master Cattleman certification
Pasture care highlights AgCenter cattle field day
Nominations open for Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction
Bed preparation is important for healthy plants
Plant spring-flowering bulbs in fall
Farm to school conference features success stories
Field day highlights native grasses, pollinators, specialty crops 
Louisiana sweet potato harvest off to late start
Louisiana Crop Progress and Condition Report
STUMPAGE SPEAK
House Committee Moves Bill Requiring Transparency in Designation of National Mo
AFBF Backs Timely Reg Review of Food Production Tools
Farm Bureau Supports GIPSA Rule Do-Over
Worker Shortage Threatens U.S. Ag Sustainability
AgCenter scientist monitors mosquito insecticide resistance
Sorting cows for more efficient winter supplemental feeding —

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Just Rambling November 2017

Just Rambling:

This month we are dedicating our front cover to our Veterans as it is Veteran’s Day on November 11th but primarily because it seems many people today don’t realize or appreciate what our veterans have done for our nation. Without our veterans, would we have a nation as we know it today? No! We would not. The freedoms and the rights we enjoy in this nation would be non-existent without the sacrifices our veterans have made for... read more


Spiritual Corner:

Spiritual Corner:

Horses and Chariots    


As humans, we all have character flaws. Unfortunately, it’s just part of who we are, due to our sinful nature. Thankfully though, we have a Savior who made the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and whose beautiful grace and mercy combats our flaws. These flaws that I speak of come in all different forms, depending on the particular person. I’ll admit a couple of my flaws to you now. I have a problem... read more


37 receive Master Cattleman certification

37 receive Master Cattleman certification   Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu     (10/20/17) ALEXANDRIA, La. — Thirty-seven central Louisiana cattle producers and other industry professionals were recognized Oct. 19 for completing a Louisiana Master Cattleman course hosted by the LSU AgCenter. The graduates of the program... read more


Pasture care highlights AgCenter cattle field day

Pasture care highlights AgCenter cattle field day


Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu                                 (10/25/17) ALEXANDRIA, La. — ​Taking good care of pastures can help cattle producers keep animals healthy and adequately nourished, LSU AgCenter experts said during an Oct. 19 field day at the AgCenter... read more


Nominations open for Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction

Nominations open for Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction Writer: Craig Gautreaux at 225-578-5673 or cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu


(10/05/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its induction ceremony, which will be held March 22, 2018, at the L’Auberge Hotel in Baton... read more


Bed preparation is important for healthy plants

Bed preparation is important for healthy plants Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist


Fall is a prime planting season in Louisiana. Cool-season bedding plants will be planted from now through early December, and November through February is the best time to plant hardy shrubs, ground covers and perennials in the landscape. How well you prepare the... read more


Plant spring-flowering bulbs in fall

Plant spring-flowering bulbs in fall   Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist


We’ve become accustomed to running out and buying flats or pots of blooming bedding plants to create “instant flower gardens.” This last-minute approach, however, will simply not work when using spring-flowering... read more


Farm to school conference features success stories

Farm to school conference features success stories   Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu


(10/27/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — A school district that produces all the tomatoes and lettuce used in its cafeterias and another school district that has found local companies to supply its cafeterias were highlights of the Louisiana Farm to School Conference on Oct. 24 in Baton Rouge.... read more


Field day highlights native grasses, pollinators, specialty crops 

Field day highlights native grasses, pollinators, specialty crops  Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu


(10/16/17) HAMMOND, La. — New research projects involving tea, olives and native grasses garnered great interest at the annual landscape horticulture field day hosted by the LSU AgCenter and the Southeast Louisiana Nursery Association at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station on Oct. 11.... read more


Louisiana sweet potato harvest off to late start

Louisiana sweet potato harvest off to late start Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu


(10/11/17) CHASE, La. — After a challenging growing season, Louisiana farmers are harvesting sweet potatoes, but the crop is somewhat delayed in areas. Development of... read more


Louisiana Crop Progress and Condition Report

Louisiana Crop Progress and Condition Report According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Louisiana, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, October 29, 2017. Topsoil moisture supplies were 4% very short, 23% short, 65% adequate, and 8% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2% very short, 19% short, 74% adequate, and 5% surplus. Low temperatures ranged from 35.3 degrees Fahrenheit at Homer to 52.1 degrees Fahrenheit at Morgan City. Highs ranged from 67.4 degrees... read more


STUMPAGE SPEAK

STUMPAGE SPEAK

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Louisiana Timber Market Report1 Dr. Shaun M. Tanger Third Quarter (Jul.-Sep) 2017 Forest Economist LSU AgCenter E-mail: stanger@agcenter.lsu.edu

Louisiana Stumpage 3rd Quarter 2017 Change from Prior... read more


House Committee Moves Bill Requiring Transparency in Designation of National Mo

House Committee Moves Bill Requiring Transparency in Designation of National Monuments The House Natural Resources Committee yesterday approved a bill that would restore Congress’ original intent in passing the Antiquities Act in 1906. In modernizing the law for the 21st century, the Farm Bureau-backed National Monument Creation and Protection Act (H.R. 3990) would protect archeological resources... read more


AFBF Backs Timely Reg Review of Food Production Tools

AFBF Backs Timely Reg Review of Food Production Tools


Coordinated federal review of advances in agricultural biotechnology will help America’s farmers and ranchers achieve gains in efficiency and productivity needed to meet the continued challenges of the 21st century, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.... read more


Farm Bureau Supports GIPSA Rule Do-Over

Farm Bureau Supports GIPSA Rule Do-Over


The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The Agriculture Department has withdrawn the livestock portion of the GIPSA rule and will continue to work on poultry fair practice issues in a future rulemaking. This is good news for farmers and ranchers.... read more


Worker Shortage Threatens U.S. Ag Sustainability

Worker Shortage Threatens U.S. Ag Sustainability


By Zippy Duvall, Source: www.fb.org Thanks to scientific innovation in agriculture, farmers and ranchers are using fewer resources to grow an abundant, sustainable food supply. But I wonder how far our new technology and techniques will take us if farmers are left without one of the most critical resources to keep our farms sustainable: a stable workforce.... read more


AgCenter scientist monitors mosquito insecticide resistance

AgCenter scientist monitors mosquito insecticide resistance Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484/ jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu


(09/29/17) Baton Rouge, La. — An LSU AgCenter entomologist is working with mosquito control employees in Louisiana to help them learn how to evaluate insecticide resistance in their regions. While many programs in the state already evaluate insecticide resistance regularly in those mosquitoes that... read more


Sorting cows for more efficient winter supplemental feeding —

Sorting cows for more efficient winter supplemental feeding — Planning now for winter feeding can provide an opportunity to become more efficient in the use of our winter feed dollars. Thoughtful sorting of the cow herd during the fall months as the summer grasses become dormant, allows the cows to be supplemented through the winter according to their

needs.

First calf heifers have historically been the toughest females on the ranch to get rebred. They are being... read more


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