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September 2018 Articles

Just Rambling September 2018:
Spiritual Corner: Choose Joy.
New sweet potato variety on the way for Louisiana growers
Copper Toxicity in Livestock
Rice harvest looking good
Catfish processors compliant with USDA regulations
LSU AgCenter profiles detail forestry’s economic reach by parish
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials visit LSU AgCenter
Farmers busy harvesting corn
NCBA Reaffirms Unwavering Support for Beef Checkoff
"Zombie WOTUS" Threatens Farmers and Ranchers
Consumer Reports Article About Food Safety Illustrates Magazine's Bias
EPA Refocuses Agency Priorities, Recognizes Stewardship of Beef Producers
Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Offers $145K in Startup Funds for Entrepren
American Farm Bureau, Coalition Seek Reprieve from Order Reviving Flawed WOTUS 
Farm Bureau: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Ditch the Rule
American Farm Bureau: Trade Progress with Mexico is a Good Start
Tradition continues at Morehouse Parish field day
Farm Life Teaches Responsibility
Where to go in New Orleans
Million Dollar Spaghetti!
USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retalia
Beef, forage field day set for Sept. 20 in Mangham

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Just Rambling September 2018:

Just Rambling, September 2018: Recently I saw a post on Face book by a man referring to his teenage years when he was attending high school. He stated that in those days all the older high school boys that drove a truck to school always had a gun rack in the truck with a shotgun or rifle in it. He went on to say that he even got into a fight with another boy and they both had guns in their gun racks but neither of them even thought about shooting one another. This post really caught... read more


Spiritual Corner: Choose Joy.

Spiritual Corner: Choose Joy.


As I type this, my husband, Randy, and I are heading home from somewhat of a miniature vacation that we took to Waco, Texas and San Antonio, Texas. We haven’t had an actual vacation for just the two of us in quite some time, so this weekend was a real treat. We were both so joyful throughout the course of the trip and rarely had any disagreements. We were attentive to each... read more


New sweet potato variety on the way for Louisiana growers

New sweet potato variety on the way for Louisiana growers Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu (08/22/18) CHASE, La. — A sweet potato line with excellent eye appeal and good disease resistance is poised to be released to growers soon, LSU AgCenter sweet potato breeder Don La Bonte said at... read more


Copper Toxicity in Livestock

Copper Toxicity in Livestock Source: Christine B. Navarre, DVM Copper toxicosis occurs following the ingestion and accumulation of excessive amounts of copper in the liver. All species are susceptible to developing copper toxicity, but sheep are most commonly affected. Most species absorb copper through the small intestine. Sheep, however,... read more


Rice harvest looking good

Rice harvest looking good Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu (08/21/18) CROWLEY, La. — The 2018 rice harvest in southwest Louisiana is past the halfway point, and LSU AgCenter agents say farmers are pleased.... read more


Catfish processors compliant with USDA regulations

Catfish processors compliant with USDA regulations Writer: Craig Gautreaux at 225-578-5673 or cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu(08/24/18) LOUREAUVILLE, La. — In 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took over regulating the catfish industry from the Food and Drug Administration. This change presented some major challenges to catfish processors in Louisiana. Evelyn Watts,... read more


LSU AgCenter profiles detail forestry’s economic reach by parish

LSU AgCenter profiles detail forestry’s economic reach by parish (08/14/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — Forestry is Louisiana’s top-grossing agricultural commodity. The forestry sector has a total annual output of approximately $13 billion according to the LSU AgCenter and reaches every parish in the state. AgCenter assistant professor... read more


U.S. Department of Agriculture officials visit LSU AgCenter

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials visit LSU AgCenter Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu (08/29/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — Several U.S. Department of Agriculture officials toured an LSU AgCenter research station and met... read more


Farmers busy harvesting corn

Farmers busy harvesting corn (08/24/18) HARRISONBURG, La. — Corn producers are working quickly to get this year’s corn harvest complete. Spotty afternoon rain showers slowed the harvest for some, but more favorable weather recently has allowed farmers the opportunity to try to catch up. “Average” seems the word to best describe this year’s corn yields. The crop got off to a late start due to... read more


NCBA Reaffirms Unwavering Support for Beef Checkoff

NCBA Reaffirms Unwavering Support for Beef Checkoff DENVER (Aug. 10, 2018) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is fully committed to the Beef Checkoff Program and the state beef councils who carry out necessary demand-building programs on behalf of the industry. For more than 50 years, state beef councils have been the cornerstone of beef promotion,... read more


"Zombie WOTUS" Threatens Farmers and Ranchers

"Zombie WOTUS" Threatens Farmers and Ranchers WASHINGTON (August 16, 2018) – Today National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager issued the following statement in response to the South Carolina District Court injunction of the Waters of the United States Applicability Date Rule:... read more


Consumer Reports Article About Food Safety Illustrates Magazine's Bias

Consumer Reports Article About Food Safety Illustrates Magazine's Bias DENVER (August 29, 2018) – Today’s Consumer Reports article “What’s Really in Your Meat?” is nothing more than sensationalist journalism. The article, which bases its findings on unconfirmed residue screening tests of meat, draws false and misleading conclusions meant to deceive consumers and reduce the consumption of meat.... read more


EPA Refocuses Agency Priorities, Recognizes Stewardship of Beef Producers

EPA Refocuses Agency Priorities, Recognizes Stewardship of Beef Producers WASHINGTON (August 31, 2018) – Today Colin Woodall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's transition from National Enforcement... read more


Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Offers $145K in Startup Funds for Entrepren

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Offers $145K in Startup Funds for Entrepreneurs                  The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, today opened online applications for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase... read more


American Farm Bureau, Coalition Seek Reprieve from Order Reviving Flawed WOTUS 

American Farm Bureau, Coalition Seek Reprieve from Order Reviving Flawed WOTUS Rule                 On behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers, the American Farm Bureau Federation on Monday asked a federal district court in South Carolina to stay its order striking a rule that delayed implementation of the flawed 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule. Without a stay, the court order has the effect of immediately reviving and implementing the controversial WOTUS rule in 26 states.... read more


Farm Bureau: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Ditch the Rule

Farm Bureau: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Ditch the Rule                                                                    The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Due to a misguided ruling by a single federal district court today, the overbroad,... read more


American Farm Bureau: Trade Progress with Mexico is a Good Start

American Farm Bureau:  Trade Progress with Mexico is a Good Start                                                            The following statement regarding the announcement of trade progress with Mexico can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:... read more


Tradition continues at Morehouse Parish field day

Tradition continues at Morehouse Parish field day Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (08/07/2018) BONITA, La What began as a simple idea 16 years ago as a way to bring African-American farmers and landowners together to explore ways to increase farm productivity has become an annual event highlighting ongoing research, industry updates and emerging issues in agriculture.... read more


Farm Life Teaches Responsibility

Farm Life Teaches Responsibility by John Cody Bennett, Sophomore, Cedar Creek High School This article was published in the D”Arbonne Conservation Trader September 2003 ... read more


Where to go in New Orleans

Where to go in New Orleans                                                                                                                                       Last month in the Ag Trader, and... read more


Million Dollar Spaghetti!

Million Dollar Spaghetti!

1 (16oz) package Spaghetti—1 lb ground beef or sausage combo 1 T pepper—salt to taste—1 (16oz) jar spaghetti sauce—1/2 stick butter cut into pieces 1 cup cottage cheese— 8oz cream cheese, softened—1/2 c sour cream—2 T olive oil 1/2 onion diced—3 cloves of garlic minced—1 8oz pkg Mozzarella cheese 1/4 c grated Parmesan... read more


USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retalia

USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

(Washington, D.C., August 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair,... read more


Beef, forage field day set for Sept. 20 in Mangham

Beef, forage field day set for Sept. 20 in Mangham Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu(08/17/18) MANGHAM, La. — A wide range of topics involving cattle will be presented at the LSU AgCenter northeast Louisiana beef and forage field day on Sept. 20 at the Goldmine Plantation in Richland Parish. The event starts at 9 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. A lunch will be provided. The agenda includes presentations... read more


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