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February 2018 Articles

Weather no deterrent for annual seminar in West Monroe
Forestry Forum features industry outlook
2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention
Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like
Supreme Court Rules WOTUS Cases Should Be Heard in District Courts
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue unveils Farmers.gov at a breakfast hosted b
Speaking of Wins: Welcome News on WOTUS, Superfund Reporting
Louisiana Couple Win Top Honor at American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville
Trump Promotes Rural Development Initiative in Speech to Farm Bureau Members
Farm Bureau’s Duvall Praises ‘Fresh Air’ in D.C., Calls for Better Immigra
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Highlights Priorities, Accomplishments in New
New nematode could threaten Louisiana sweet potato crop
USDA Announces a Near-Record Year for Farm Loans
The LSU AgCenter Northwest Region will be offering cattle produ
Winter Forage Conference
2018 La. Master Cattleman Classes
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Just Rambling February 2018
Spiritual Corner February 2018: Trust and Obey
“4-H’ers, Families, Friends and Supporters Continue Tradition of Livestock P
Forage management highlights cattle field day

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Weather no deterrent for annual seminar in West Monroe

Weather no deterrent for annual seminar in West Monroe Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu (01/23/18) WEST MONROE, La. — Getting the most out of Louisiana landscapes was the focus of the Northeast Louisiana Master... read more


Forestry Forum features industry outlook

Forestry Forum features industry outlook Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (01/29/18) WEST MONROE, La. — Bottomland hardwood management, harvest expectations and market growth were featured topics at the 2018 Forestry Forum held Jan. 19 at the West Monroe Convention Center. The... read more


2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention

2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention


  My sister, Brittany, and I had the opportunity to travel to Nashville, Tennessee for the 2018 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. If you have never visited the Gaylord, you should. The hotel has everything you can imagine... read more


Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like

Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like Toxic Superfund Sites

WASHINGTON (Jan. 16, 2017) - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly toxic Superfund sites.

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and... read more


Supreme Court Rules WOTUS Cases Should Be Heard in District Courts

 Supreme Court Rules WOTUS Cases Should Be Heard in District Courts                                                      A Supreme Court decision related to the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule made headlines this week, when the “Court issued a unanimous opinion stating that legal challenges to the 2015 rule should be heard in... read more


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue unveils Farmers.gov at a breakfast hosted b

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue unveils Farmers.gov at a breakfast hosted by the Michigan Farm Bureau.                                                                                                           ... read more


Speaking of Wins: Welcome News on WOTUS, Superfund Reporting

Speaking of Wins: Welcome News on WOTUS, Superfund Reporting                                                               In case cattlemen and women gathered in Phoenix needed any more reason to celebrate, news broke this week that gives producers a little more breathing room on two pending environmental regulations: The D.C. Circuit... read more


Louisiana Couple Win Top Honor at American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville

Louisiana Couple Win Top Honor at American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — Russell and Amelia Kent of East Feliciana Parish are the 2018 American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award Winners. They are the winners of a new Ford truck, courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance, and will also receive paid registration to the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference in Reno, Nevada, Feb. 16-19.

“I’m still in shock,”... read more


Trump Promotes Rural Development Initiative in Speech to Farm Bureau Members

Trump Promotes Rural Development Initiative in Speech to Farm Bureau Members                          President Donald Trump today unveiled a major initiative designed to strengthen a rural economy that has lagged urban areas in recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-2008. Trump signed two executive orders that fund and streamline the expansion of rural broadband access after an address to 7,400 farmers and ranchers gathered at... read more


Farm Bureau’s Duvall Praises ‘Fresh Air’ in D.C., Calls for Better Immigra

Farm Bureau’s Duvall Praises ‘Fresh Air’ in D.C., Calls for Better Immigration, Trade, Farm Bill American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall called on farmers and ranchers to redouble their efforts to advocate for agriculture, even as the current administration has begun moving to undo some of the regulations that have burdened them for years. “We have had a seat at the table with the Trump administration,”... read more


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Highlights Priorities, Accomplishments in New

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Highlights Priorities, Accomplishments in New Administration and USDA

The Agriculture Department is being reoriented with a new focus on farmers, its customers, and has already built a record of success, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said today. He made his comments at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville.... read more


New nematode could threaten Louisiana sweet potato crop

New nematode could threaten Louisiana sweet potato crop                                                                      Writer: Olivia McClure @ 225-578-3262 omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu                                           ... read more


USDA Announces a Near-Record Year for Farm Loans

USDA Announces a Near-Record Year for Farm Loans                                                                   Infusing Rural Communities with Stronger Businesses and Sounder Agricultural Economies               Washington, Jan. 25, 2018—The U.S. Department of... read more


The LSU AgCenter Northwest Region will be offering cattle produ

The LSU AgCenter Northwest Region will be offering cattle producers the opportunity to become certified Louisiana Master Cattlemen this spring.  The Louisiana Master Cattleman Program was developed in 2004 to increase cattle producers’ knowledge of the cattle industry, and help them become more profitable.  The Master Cattleman Program is a series of lectures held once a week in the evenings that cover topics including: pasture... read more


Winter Forage Conference

Winter Forage Conference Thursday, February 22, 2018—9:00 Woodland Heights Baptist Church Education Building, Conway, AR If you want to improve your forage system be sure to attend Learn: NWS weather outlook to plan your forage system New forage options... read more


2018 La. Master Cattleman Classes

2018 La. Master Cattleman Classes

Tuition = $125.00

Dates – March 5th thru May 7th

Time – 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Location – Columbia, La

Caldwell Parish Library

211 Jackson St.

3/05/18 - Animal Health 3/12/18 - Cattle Handling

3/19/18 - Pasture Weeds 3/26/18 - Pasture Agronomy

4/02/18 - Breeding & Selection 4/09/18 - Reproduction

4/16/18 - Nutrition 4/23/18 - Beef Quality Assurance

4/30/18... read more


Creamy Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Wild Rice Soup

1/2 c wild rice, uncooked, (You may use quick cooking wild rice)

4 slices bacon, chopped                                                                                                                   ... read more


Just Rambling February 2018

Just Rambling:

The North Louisiana Agri-Business Council’s Ag Expo was held on January 19th and 20th, 2018 at the Ike Hamilton facility in West Monroe. This is always a great Agriculture event for everyone with so much to see and do.  At Ag Expo we had a booth where we promoted our Ag Trader USA magazine and sold our daughter’s Brittany’s Originals tee shirts along with our daughter Velvet’s, VBR Photography of cattle. We had an excellent show,... read more


Spiritual Corner February 2018: Trust and Obey

Spiritual Corner: Trust and Obey                                                                                                                   As some of you may know, I taught kindergarten at Junction City Elementary last year. It was a tough year,... read more


“4-H’ers, Families, Friends and Supporters Continue Tradition of Livestock P

“4-H’ers, Families, Friends and Supporters

Continue Tradition of Livestock Projects with 24th Annual Youth Livestock Show”

The Union Parish livestock show barn was filled with excited anticipation from 4-H’ers and their families on a beautiful, cool morning, Saturday, January 6th. This is the day that the 4-H’ers, parents, grandparents and volunteer leaders have been working towards for several months, and all of that preparation... read more


Forage management highlights cattle field day

Forage management highlights cattle field day Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu(01/23/18) JONESBORO, La. — The agriculture field day held at Fannin Farm Supply in Jonesboro follows a 10-year tradition of bringing together agricultural producers and LSU AgCenter experts to discuss issues and get updates on cattle production topics, said AgCenter Winn Parish county agent Donny Moon.... read more


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