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November 2018 Articles

Just Rambling November 2018:
Spiritual Corner: Learning to Lean on Jesus
Plant now for cool-season color
LSU AgCenter restructuring Iberia Research Station
Cattle producers encouraged to adopt traceability systems
Ensure lead-free kids for a healthy future
Veterinarians recommend annual bull soundness tests
LSU AgCenter names area forestry agent
Sheep and Goat Production in Arkansas
Soileau receives international award
Ag Groups Emphasize Dire Need for Farm Bill Completion
Throw Out Water Rule, Farm Bureau, Others Tell Texas Court
Anti-Opioid Law an Important First Step, Farm Bureau Says
AFBF, State Farm Bureaus Call for More Flexible Livestock Hauling Rules
LSU AgCenter partnerships promote gardening, health in northeast La.
Nutrition for Horses
USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options
USDA Rural Energy For America Program Helps Lower Your Energy Costs
Curried Pumpkin Soup

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Just Rambling November 2018:

Just Rambling:                                                                                                                                   ... read more


Spiritual Corner: Learning to Lean on Jesus

Spiritual Corner: Learning to Lean on Jesus


Last week I lost a very important person in my life – my sister, Velvet. In next month’s Ag Trader, our family will write our tributes to Velvet, but this month for my spiritual corner I just want to share the three main things that God has shown me since losing Velvet. 1.... read more


Plant now for cool-season color

Plant now for cool-season color Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu, By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist The seasons are changing, and we are entering a transitional period in the flower garden when warm-season... read more


LSU AgCenter restructuring Iberia Research Station

LSU AgCenter restructuring Iberia Research Station Writer: Tobie Blanchard at 225-578-5649 or tblanchard@agcenter.lsu.edu(10/25/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter is scaling back research at the Iberia Research Station near Jeanerette to increase efficiencies and reduce the duplication of research activities across Louisiana, said Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture.... read more


Cattle producers encouraged to adopt traceability systems

Cattle producers encouraged to adopt traceability systems Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu(10/26/18) ABBEVILLE, La. — Cattle producers who fail to adopt a traceability system eventually may have difficulty selling their product, an LSU AgCenter veterinarian warned. Dr. Christine Navarre said at the Acadiana Cattle Producers fall field day on Oct. 24 that the traceability requirement... read more


Ensure lead-free kids for a healthy future

Ensure lead-free kids for a healthy future Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu (10/24/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — You likely know that lead is toxic, especially in young children. Even tiny amounts can irreversibly damage a young child’s developing brain and other vital organs and can cause lifelong learning and behavior problems. And long-term lead exposure can be a factor in developing high... read more


Veterinarians recommend annual bull soundness tests

Veterinarians recommend annual bull soundness tests Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu

(10/25/18) ALEXANDRIA, La. — A breeding soundness exam should be conducted annually on a bull, regardless of its past rate of successful breeding, an LSU AgCenter veterinarian advised at the sixth annual beef cattle and forage field day at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station on Oct. 18 attended by more than 75 participants.... read more


LSU AgCenter names area forestry agent

LSU AgCenter names area forestry agent Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (11/05/18) SHREVEPORT, La. — Valerie West has joined the LSU AgCenter as Northwest Region forestry agent. West has significant forest biology expertise and comes to the AgCenter from a highly regarded forestry program at Mississippi State University.... read more


Sheep and Goat Production in Arkansas

Sheep and Goat Production in Arkansas Sheep and goat production offers many advantages · Because they are small, prolific and productive ruminants, they are well-suited to grass-based and small-scale agriculture.... read more


Soileau receives international award

Soileau receives international award Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu

 (10/18/18) MANHATTAN, Kan. — The International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leaders recently recognized Bobby Soileau at their annual meeting in Manhattan, Kansas. Soileau, who directs the Agricultural Leadership Development Program for the LSU AgCenter, is the recipient of the 2018... read more


Ag Groups Emphasize Dire Need for Farm Bill Completion

Ag Groups Emphasize Dire Need for Farm Bill Completion Source: www.fb.org Warning that the financial security of America’s farmers and ranchers is in jeopardy, 16 agriculture organizations, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, are urging House and Senate agriculture leaders to complete the farm bill by the end of this year. The 2014 farm bill expired on Sept. 30. Both the House... read more


Throw Out Water Rule, Farm Bureau, Others Tell Texas Court

Throw Out Water Rule, Farm Bureau, Others Tell Texas Court Source: www.fb.org A 2015 rule that expands the federal government’s control over private land nationwide should be vacated in its entirety, attorneys argued in papers filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. 

AFBF and a broad coalition of business groups, along with the state... read more


Anti-Opioid Law an Important First Step, Farm Bureau Says

Anti-Opioid Law an Important First Step, Farm Bureau Says The following statement should be attributed to Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation: “The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased that President Trump today signed into law the Support for Patients and Communities Act, a measure that promises help in the fight against... read more


AFBF, State Farm Bureaus Call for More Flexible Livestock Hauling Rules

AFBF, State Farm Bureaus Call for More Flexible Livestock Hauling Rules Source: www.fb.org To better address livestock haulers’ unique needs, the American Farm Bureau Federation and several state Farm Bureaus are urging the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be flexible in implementing a split sleeper berth program. The groups are also asking the agency to put in place rules that encourage drivers to avoid... read more


LSU AgCenter partnerships promote gardening, health in northeast La.

LSU AgCenter partnerships promote gardening, health in northeast La. Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (10/29/18) MONROE, La. — More than gardens are blooming in Ouachita Parish as LSU AgCenter experts... read more


Nutrition for Horses

Nutrition for Horses Source: www.uaex.edu Nutrition for horses is an important part of horse ownership Feeding Management 101 When determining the feeding program for your horse herd, there are many factors that can affect the type and amount of feed to use. As a general rule of thumb, consult your local veterinarian... read more


USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options

USDA Offers Secure, Convenient Online Business Options Farmers, Ranchers and Foresters Encouraged to Sign-In/Sign-Up

ALEXANDRIA, LA – Oct. 18, 2018 - Farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers in Louisiana have new online options to access U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs. Through USDA’s new streamlined process producers can now register, track and manage their applications for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and 2017 Wildfires Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) on the secure... read more


USDA Rural Energy For America Program Helps Lower Your Energy Costs

USDA Rural Energy For America Program Helps Lower Your Energy Costs By Dr. Carrie Castille, Louisiana Director, USDA Rural Development November 07, 2018 USDA is committed to keeping pace with the needs and progress of agriculture producers... read more


Curried Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

1/2 small onion, Chopped, 1 t canola oil 2 cups chicken broth 1 T lemon juice 1 t curry powder 11/2 t sugar 1/2 t salt Dash of pepper 1/2 c heavy whipping cream Parmesan cheese Chopped fresh parsley, optional

In a saucepan over medium heat, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the broth, pumpkin, lemon juice, curry powder, sugar, salt and pepper, then blend in blender until smooth. Put back on stove, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15... read more


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