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July 2018 Articles

NCBA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill WASHINGTON
Teen Giving Back to Kids After Brain Injury
Diseases, insects, weeds are concerns as rice season progresses
Check your trees; summer storms and hurricanes are coming
Broadband Connects Farmers to Greater Opportunities
Farm Bureau Hails District Court WOTUS Decision
USDA Designates natural disaster areas
Bill Would Help Protect Farmers and Ranchers From High Health Care Costs
Inland Waterways Infrastructure Bill Ready for House Floor
Grassroots Involvement is a Real Game-Changer
Farm Bureau-supported Bills Will Ensure Accurate Product Labeling
Farm Bureau Files Brief Supporting Water Rule Opponents
Water appropriately during dry weather
Research Highlight: Beef Cattle Production
NCBA "Looks Forward" to Public Meeting on Fake Meat
A Visit to Berlin
UA Ranch Horse Team Wins National Title Second Year in a Row
Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole
Just Rambling July 2018:
Spiritual Corner: Got God?
AgCenter field day expo offers new forum for agriculture information
Are You Growing The Best Tasting Watermelons?

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NCBA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill WASHINGTON

NCBA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill WASHINGTON


  Source: www.beefusa.org (June 21, 2018) – Today National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representative's 213-211 vote to approve H.R. 2, the... read more


Teen Giving Back to Kids After Brain Injury

Teen Giving Back to Kids After Brain Injury                                                                                                  By Ted Harbin, owner of Rodeo Media Relations

MARION, La. - Hanna Conley has... read more


Diseases, insects, weeds are concerns as rice season progresses

Diseases, insects, weeds are concerns as rice season progresses                                                            Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu As the 2018 rice crop progresses into the heading stage, farmers should be looking out... read more


Check your trees; summer storms and hurricanes are coming

Check your trees; summer storms and hurricanes are coming                                                        Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Violent... read more


Broadband Connects Farmers to Greater Opportunities

Broadband Connects Farmers to Greater Opportunities                                                                                By Dr. Carrie Castille, Louisiana Director, USDA Rural Development... read more


Farm Bureau Hails District Court WOTUS Decision

Farm Bureau Hails District Court WOTUS Decision                                                                                            The following statement about a recent federal district court ruling regarding the 2015 “Waters... read more


USDA Designates natural disaster areas

USDA Designates natural disaster areas

Baton Rouge, La. (June 20, 2018) –Agricultural producers in Natchitoches and Red River parishes who lost property caused by tornadoes and high winds from  April 6 through April 7, 2018 are eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) physical loss loans, said Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.

According to a... read more


Bill Would Help Protect Farmers and Ranchers From High Health Care Costs

Bill Would Help Protect Farmers and Ranchers From High Health Care Costs                                        Source: www.fb.org                                                                           ... read more


Inland Waterways Infrastructure Bill Ready for House Floor

Inland Waterways Infrastructure Bill Ready for House Floor      Source: www.fb.org                                      The House is expected to begin debate as early as today on the Farm Bureau-backed Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (H.R. 8). The bipartisan bill authorizes improvements to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection,... read more


Grassroots Involvement is a Real Game-Changer

Grassroots Involvement is a Real Game-Changer    By Sine Kerr                                                                       It only took one unpleasant experience speaking with individuals at a casual dinner party to realize I needed to make a change in the way I approached socially and emotionally charged... read more


Farm Bureau-supported Bills Will Ensure Accurate Product Labeling

Farm Bureau-supported Bills Will Ensure Accurate Product Labeling                                                          Newly introduced labeling legislation will ensure that consumers continue to benefit from nutritional and allergy information on packaging, while guaranteeing that any additional product information required by states or cities is... read more


Farm Bureau Files Brief Supporting Water Rule Opponents

Farm Bureau Files Brief Supporting Water Rule Opponents                                                                                The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with a broad coalition of other farm and business groups, today filed a brief in support of 13 states challenging the EPA’s... read more


Water appropriately during dry weather

Water Appropriately during dry weather                                                                                                        Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Dan Gill,... read more


Research Highlight: Beef Cattle Production

Research Highlight: Beef Cattle Production                                                                                                           Effects of dam age on growth performance and carcass measurements of crossbred... read more


NCBA "Looks Forward" to Public Meeting on Fake Meat

NCBA "Looks Forward" to Public Meeting on Fake Meat Source: www.beefusa.org                            WASHINGTON (June 15, 2018) – Today National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement that they will hold a public meeting on foods produced using animal cell culture... read more


A Visit to Berlin

A Visit to Berlin

My wife, Jenny, and I recently visited Berlin, Germany, on our honeymoon. We were married in March, but the summer is the best time for us to travel because we are both teachers. Jenny had never visited Germany before, so she was very excited. We arrived during the afternoon on Tuesday, June 5, after spending more than 24 hours in airports and on planes flying over from New Orleans. The only difficulties we had were in Stockholm: we had only 45 minutes to change... read more


UA Ranch Horse Team Wins National Title Second Year in a Row

UA Ranch Horse Team Wins National Title Second Year in a Row Source: U of A Animal Science Dept The U of A Ranch Horse Team defended its title as the American Stock Horse Association Division II National Champions on April 22 in Sweetwater, Texas. The competition was remarkably high this year and the battle for the championship came down to the final event. “This year was exciting because we won the Division... read more


Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole

Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole                                                                                                                    Ground Beef—Diced onions—Seasoned Italian bread crumbs—Brown sugar... read more


Just Rambling July 2018:

Just Rambling:... read more


Spiritual Corner: Got God?

Spiritual Corner: Got God?


There’s at least one thing that I’m sure everyone can agree on and that is the sheer fact that LIFE IS HARD. I don’t care who you are, I know that you have a struggle (or struggles) of some kind. You may be struggling financially, you may have a family member or friend who is sick, you may be struggling with your teenage child, you may be struggling at your job, or you may be struggling with a character trait such as jealousy, selfishness, laziness, etc. Regardless... read more


AgCenter field day expo offers new forum for agriculture information

AgCenter field day expo offers new forum for agriculture information Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu (06/21/18) WINNSBORO, La. — The LSU AgCenter hosted its first-ever field day expo on June 19 in Winnsboro, expanding the concept of a traditional row crop field day to include information... read more


Are You Growing The Best Tasting Watermelons?

Are You Growing The Best Tasting Watermelons?

The 55rd Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival set for July 27th – 28th is fast approaching. One of the annual events held during the festival is the Interior Quality contest sponsored by the Farmerville Jaycees and conducted by the Union Parish office of the LSU AgCenter. When it comes to proving who has the best overall watermelon interior quality in the state, they have to travel to the Louisiana Watermelon Festival held only here in Union Parish. Watermelons... read more


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