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August 2018 Articles

Just Rambling August 2018:
Spiritual Corner: Running for a Cause, Running for a Cure
Management of Armyworms in Pastures And Hay Meadows
AgCenter expert stresses importance of food safety
Herbicide issues highlight field day
Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurrican
Don’t let poison ivy hurt you
AgCenter takes lead on stopping new nematode
First Detection of Longhorned Tick in Arkansas
Trade War Endangers Farmers, Farm Bureau Tells Congress
Trade Assistance Package a Welcome Measure of Short-Term Relief, Farm Bureau Sa
Farm Bill Ready for Conference
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Internet Sales Tax Collection
Farm Bureau: Legislation Would Make Much-Needed Changes to the ESA
Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 1 Percent
MANAGING EXTERNAL PARASITES
Places in New Orleans
Livestock Groups Applaud Proposed Updates to ESA
NCBA on Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh: "Opportunity to Solidify" Court, "Clears P
Northeast Louisiana Beef & Forage Field Day
LSU AgCenter sweet potato field day set for Aug. 16
Cattlemen Urge President Trump to Support USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat

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Just Rambling August 2018:

Just Rambling: As I sit here on the morning of August 2nd I have a heavy heart. My oldest daughter, Velvet Bennett Roberts, who is a cancer survivor from 2012 has recently had another operation (July) to remove another cancerous tumor. She has been doing real well after this surgery and her follow up appointment was this morning with her doctor in Shreveport. This appointment, I thought, was to meet with her surgeon and oncologist to set up chemo treatments. I just... read more


Spiritual Corner: Running for a Cause, Running for a Cure

Spiritual Corner: Running for a Cause Running for a Cure                                                                         Hello, everyone. My husband, Randy, and I have signed up for our first official half-marathon race.... read more


Management of Armyworms in Pastures And Hay Meadows

Management of Armyworms in Pastures And Hay Meadows                                                                        Life Cycle timing: NOTE — Development rate is faster at higher temperatures (90 degrees and up)!... read more


AgCenter expert stresses importance of food safety

AgCenter expert stresses importance of food safety                                                                                     Writer: Tobie Blanchard at 225-578-5649 or tblanchard@agcenter.lsu.edu                 ... read more


Herbicide issues highlight field day

Herbicide issues highlight field day                                                                                                        Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu ... read more


Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurrican

Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018– Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through Nov. 16, 2018.... read more


Don’t let poison ivy hurt you

Don’t let poison ivy hurt you                                                                                                                       Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839... read more


AgCenter takes lead on stopping new nematode

AgCenter takes lead on stopping new nematode                                                                                              Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu(07/26/18)             ... read more


First Detection of Longhorned Tick in Arkansas

First Detection of Longhorned Tick in Arkansas                                                                                          LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory... read more


Trade War Endangers Farmers, Farm Bureau Tells Congress

Trade War Endangers Farmers, Farm Bureau Tells Congress                                                             American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal and Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening today warned Congress that many farms will lose money and even go out of business entirely if the growing trade war continues.... read more


Trade Assistance Package a Welcome Measure of Short-Term Relief, Farm Bureau Sa

Trade Assistance Package a Welcome Measure of Short-Term Relief, Farm Bureau Says                   Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced USDA will authorize up to $12 billion for programs to help farmers and ranchers caught in the crossfire of a tariff war. The funding is in line with the estimated $11 billion impact of the retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods, according to USDA.... read more


Farm Bill Ready for Conference

Farm Bill Ready for Conference Source: www.fb.org                                                                                       With passage last week of the Senate farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 3042), congressional lawmakers are expected to... read more


Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Internet Sales Tax Collection

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Internet Sales Tax Collection                                                                   The Supreme Court’s ruling that states have the authority to require retailers to collect and remit sales taxes on remote internet sales is a victory for Main Street retailers and local stores, according to... read more


Farm Bureau: Legislation Would Make Much-Needed Changes to the ESA

Farm Bureau: Legislation Would Make Much-Needed Changes to the ESA Source: www.fb.org                    Nine separate bills introduced by Western Caucus lawmakers will help restore common sense to an Endangered Species Act regulatory regime that has gone unchecked and grown out of control, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. “The ESA, despite the good intentions it was built on, has... read more


Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 1 Percent

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 1 Percent                                                                           Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 229 million eggs in incubators during the week ending July 28, 2018, up 1 percent from a year ago. Average hatchability... read more


MANAGING EXTERNAL PARASITES

MANAGING EXTERNAL PARASITES Source: Pasture to Market    References:· Baldwin, J. L., Foil, L. D., Hogsette, J. A. (2005). Important Fly Pests of Louisiana Beef Cattle · Swiger, S. L. (2012). Managing External Parasites of Texas Cattle                                                                       ... read more


Places in New Orleans

As a new feature for the Ag Trader, I am going to write about a place I have come to know very well: New Orleans, Louisiana. I have been reading a recent book called 111 Places in New Orleans That You Must Not Miss, and it has shown me a number of interesting sights which I never knew existed. It’s amazing to me how we still somehow manage to discover unusal things in places we thought we knew all about. In short, I have decided to write an article every month about a few of the locations and attractions mentioned... read more


Livestock Groups Applaud Proposed Updates to ESA

Livestock Groups Applaud Proposed Updates to ESA Implementation Source: www.beef.org

WASHINGTON (July 19, 2018) – Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Federal Lands, today released the following statement in response to the Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed updates to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) implementation... read more


NCBA on Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh: "Opportunity to Solidify" Court, "Clears P

NCBA on Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh: "Opportunity to Solidify" Court, "Clears Path for Narrower WOTUS Definition" Source: www.beef.org

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2018) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager tonight released the following statement in response to President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court:


“President Trump’s nomination of Judge Kavanaugh presents an opportunity... read more


Northeast Louisiana Beef & Forage Field Day

Northeast Louisiana Beef & Forage Field Day - In its 6th year, the LSU AgCenter will be hosting a beef & forage field day at Goldmine Plantation in south Richland Parish on Thursday, September 20, 2018. We’ve got an excellent program with planned topics including: ● Safe Deworming &... read more


LSU AgCenter sweet potato field day set for Aug. 16

LSU AgCenter sweet potato field day set for Aug. 16 Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (07/31/2018) CHASE, La. —                                                                                   The LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station near Chase will showcase the... read more


Cattlemen Urge President Trump to Support USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat

Cattlemen Urge President Trump to Support USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat               WASHINGTON (July 26, 2018) – Today the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and other leading organizations in the animal agriculture industry (“the Barnyard”) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to ensure the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) acts as the primary regulatory authority over lab-grown fake meat products. The Federal Meat Inspection... read more


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