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January 2018 Articles

Just Rambling January 2018:
Spiritual Corner: Noticing the Good and our God
1st Annual Union Cattlemen’s Association—Cattleman of the Year
Claiborne Parish Cattlemen recognize Cattle Producer of the Year and 4-H Youth
Union County Cattlemen's Association recognize their Youth
Thistles
Louisiana youth attend livestock, poultry judging trip to Kentucky
Louisiana youth enjoy education, service, recreation opportunities at 4-H Congre
AgCenter researcher contributes to breakthrough in peanut disease
Breakthrough in research could mean tests, vaccine for dangerous diseases
LSU AgCenter, Pennington Biomedical researchers develop meal replacement drink
Clover can improve Louisiana pastures
Weed control encourages better pine yields, AgCenter researchers say
Louisiana farmers see good yields despite tough conditions in 2017
What to watch and what to manage in 2018
Farm Service Agency – A Vital Source of Assistance to America’s Farmers an
AgCenter schedules rice producer meetings
Soil health, cover crop conferences scheduled for January
Cheeseburger Casserole

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Just Rambling January 2018:

Just Rambling:

Happy New Year from our family to yours. Thank you for a great 2017! We look forward to another year publishing our Ag Trader USA magazine. Not only do we publish our magazine but our magazine is also on our webpage—agtraderusa.com, and we are now on Facebook—Ag Trader USA. Our daughter, Velvet Bennett Roberts, normally has a daily posting on our Facebook page. Please follow us on Facebook, on our webpage and in our magazine. Our subscription rate... read more


Spiritual Corner: Noticing the Good and our God

Spiritual Corner: Noticing the Good and our God                                                                                             As I scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed earlier this week, I couldn’t help but notice all... read more


1st Annual Union Cattlemen’s Association—Cattleman of the Year

1st Annual Union Cattlemen’s Association—Cattleman of the Year was recently presented to Mr. John Van Bennett of Spearsville by the Union Cattlemen’s Association president, Ms. Rachel Dean. Mr. Bennett was selected from a pool of candidates based on years membership, conservation and environmental stewardship, use of technology, support of youth programs, and promotion of the beef cattle industry.... read more


Claiborne Parish Cattlemen recognize Cattle Producer of the Year and 4-H Youth

Claiborne Parish Cattlemen recognize Cattle Producer of the Year and 4-H Youth

The Claiborne Parish Cattlemen’s Association met for their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, December 5th at the Claiborne Electric Meeting Room. A steak dinner was served courtesy of Goldman Equipment and the cattlemen’s board recognized their Cattle Producer of the Year for 2017. The producer of the year is chosen by the Claiborne Parish Cattlemen’s Association... read more


Union County Cattlemen's Association recognize their Youth

Union County Cattlemen's Association recognize their Youth During the Union County Arkansas 4th Quarter Cattlemen’s meeting on December 14th the following young people were recognized for showing their livestock. We value the promise of a future for beef production.

— Graden Hanry, Cole Hanry

back row— Elizabeth Dison, Nichole Thurmon, Ashlyn Hamaker,... read more


Thistles

Thistles — If left uncontrolled, thick thistle stands can reduce grazing and result in less forage production. A single thistle plant can produce at least 4,000 seeds, which increases the chance for higher thistle populations in the pasture the following year. Consequently, management practices need to be conducted prior to flower formation for effective thistle control. Even if thistles have not infested your pasture in the past, it is ideal that your pastures are scouted in late fall through... read more


Louisiana youth attend livestock, poultry judging trip to Kentucky

Louisiana youth attend livestock, poultry judging trip to Kentucky Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu (12/08/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — A group of Louisiana 4-H and FFA members competed at the North American International... read more


Louisiana youth enjoy education, service, recreation opportunities at 4-H Congre

Louisiana youth enjoy education, service, recreation opportunities at 4-H Congress                 Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu (12/20/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — Thirty-four teens represented Louisiana at the annual National 4-H Congress, along with more than 1,000 other delegates from throughout the United States... read more


AgCenter researcher contributes to breakthrough in peanut disease

AgCenter researcher contributes to breakthrough in peanut disease Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu(12/07/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — A worldwide group of plant scientists have made a significant research breakthrough by suppressing the fungus that produces aflatoxin in peanuts. Zhi-Yuan Chen, a... read more


Breakthrough in research could mean tests, vaccine for dangerous diseases

Breakthrough in research could mean tests, vaccine for dangerous diseases Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu (12/11/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — A major door has been opened to researchers involved in work on chronic wasting disease, mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob... read more


LSU AgCenter, Pennington Biomedical researchers develop meal replacement drink

LSU AgCenter, Pennington Biomedical researchers develop meal replacement drink                              Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu (12/05/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — A milk-based meal replacement drink powder developed by researchers from two LSU institutions could help people safely lose weight, including... read more


Clover can improve Louisiana pastures

Clover can improve Louisiana pastures                                                                                                             Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu... read more


Weed control encourages better pine yields, AgCenter researchers say

Weed control encourages better pine yields, AgCenter researchers say Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (12/20/17) SHREVEPORT, La. — Pine tree height and growth can be improved for up to 28 years by controlling weeds during site preparation, LSU AgCenter researchers said... read more


Louisiana farmers see good yields despite tough conditions in 2017

Louisiana farmers see good yields despite tough conditions in 2017 Writer: Craig Gautreaux at 225-578-5673 or cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu (12/22/17) BATON ROUGE, La. – An early spring got many row crops in Louisiana off to a fast start. Unfortunately, a wet summer kept many crops from reaching their potential and caused quality issues once farmers began to harvest. Tropical storms Cindy and... read more


What to watch and what to manage in 2018

What to watch and what to manage in 2018 — Continued growth in beef production in 2018 is likely to pressure cattle and beef prices. Cattle producers have a number of economic conditions to watch that will indicate the impact of factors they cannot control and that will have implications for those factors they do control.

Domestic and international beef demand will continue to be critical factors affecting cattle and beef prices in 2018. The U.S. economy is currently strong with low unemployment and a stock market... read more


Farm Service Agency – A Vital Source of Assistance to America’s Farmers an

Farm Service Agency – A Vital Source of Assistance to America’s Farmers and Ranchers WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2017 – Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America. “We’ve seen recent challenges in farm income and... read more


AgCenter schedules rice producer meetings

AgCenter schedules rice producer meetings Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu(12/20/17) CROWLEY, La. — The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of meetings to help rice farmers prepare for the 2018 crop. Don Groth, resident coordinator of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, said farmers will be able to get advice for key decisions made early in the year, including variety selection and field preparation.... read more


Soil health, cover crop conferences scheduled for January

Soil health, cover crop conferences scheduled for January Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or  omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu (12/05/17) ALEXANDRIA, La. — Two conferences scheduled for January will feature information on soil health, cover crops, and other row crop and forage issues. The LSU AgCenter, the Louisiana Master Farmer Program and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are planning the events.... read more


Cheeseburger Casserole

Cheeseburger Casserole

2 cups uncooked rotini pasta 2 t olive oil • 1/2 cups finely chopped onion 1 garlic clove, finely chopped • 1 lb lean ground meat • 3/4 t salt • 1/2 t pepper • 2 T tomato paste 28 oz diced tomatoes • 2 T Dijon Mustard • 2 cups reduced-fat grated cheddar cheese • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles

Directions:... read more


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