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March 2019 Articles

Spiritual Corner: Simple Obedience
“Union Parish 4-H’ers Excel during 79th Annual Northeast
Youths earn Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Awards at AgCenter livestock show
Outstanding 4-H, FFA members recognized at AgCenter livestock show
LOCAL VOLUNTEER RECOGNIZED DURING NORTHEAST LOUISIANA DISTRICT LIVESTOCK SHOW
Cover crops featured at producer seminar
LSU AgCenter Food Incubator continues growing
Sugarcane acreage likely to increase in 2019
Row rice gaining interest in northeast La
Foreign Investors Must Report U.S. Agricultural Land Holdings
Farm Bureau Releases Strategic Action Plan Goals for 2019
Farm Bureau Applauds State of the Union Address
Farm Bureau Calls Berhardt Excellent Choice for Interior
Farm Bureau Backs Anti-Dumping Investigation of Mexican Tomatoes
Farm Bureau Statement: EPA Proposal Promises Clean Water, Clear Rules
Tell EPA You Support Clean Water and Clear Rules
Figs thrive in Louisiana landscapes
NCBA Unveils Cost/Benefit Principles for Climate-Change Policy Proposals
Market questions highlight crops forum
USDA Designates Nine Louisiana Parishes as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
Just Rambling March 2019:

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Spiritual Corner: Simple Obedience

Spiritual Corner: Simple Obedience

“And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee... read more


“Union Parish 4-H’ers Excel during 79th Annual Northeast

“Union Parish 4-H’ers Excel during 79th Annual Northeast Louisiana District Livestock Show” February 5, 2019 – Nine Union Parish 4-H’ers recently participated in the annual LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Louisiana District Livestock Show in Delhi January 30th thru February 2nd. This show involves young people in 4-H and FFA from thirteen parishes in Northeast... read more


Youths earn Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Awards at AgCenter livestock show

Youths earn Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Awards at AgCenter livestock show Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu (02/18/19) GONZALES, La. — Six exceptional Louisiana youths were recognized Feb. 16 for their knowledge, skills and communication abilities... read more


Outstanding 4-H, FFA members recognized at AgCenter livestock show

Outstanding 4-H, FFA members recognized at AgCenter livestock show Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu (02/18/19) GONZALES, La. — Several Louisiana 4-H and FFA members were honored for their involvement in livestock programs on... read more


LOCAL VOLUNTEER RECOGNIZED DURING NORTHEAST LOUISIANA DISTRICT LIVESTOCK SHOW

LOCAL VOLUNTEER RECOGNIZED DURING NORTHEAST LOUISIANA DISTRICT LIVESTOCK SHOW” During the recent Northeast Louisiana District Livestock Show, Mr. Johnny Guice of Point was recognized for his volunteer efforts and leadership through the 4-H & FFA Livestock Program in Union Parish and Northeast Louisiana. Johnny is a true example of volunteerism and believes in the impact that livestock projects... read more


Cover crops featured at producer seminar

Cover crops featured at producer seminar Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu(02/19/19) OAK GROVE, La. — Row crop growers must successfully terminate cover crops to assure crop stand establishment, LSU AgCenter weed scientist Josh Copes said at a seminar on Feb. 13. For cattle producers, however,... read more


LSU AgCenter Food Incubator continues growing

LSU AgCenter Food Incubator continues growing Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu(02/05/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator posted another successful year in 2018, producing an all-time high of more than 100 tons of food. The incubator, which launched in 2013, gives entrepreneurs access to cooking... read more


Sugarcane acreage likely to increase in 2019

Sugarcane acreage likely to increase in 2019 Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu (02/12/19) JEANERETTE, La. — Sugarcane acreage in Louisiana is likely to increase this year after the recent successful harvest, LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois predicted at a recent meeting for sugarcane growers in Iberia and St. Mary parishes.... read more


Row rice gaining interest in northeast La

Row rice gaining interest in northeast La. Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821  bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu(02/19/19) RAYVILLE, La. — Rice farmers in northeast Louisiana heard advice from LSU AgCenter scientists about growing their 2019 crop at a meeting in Rayville on Feb. 14. They also heard some potentially good news from the president of USA Rice about possible rice sales to China.... read more


Foreign Investors Must Report U.S. Agricultural Land Holdings

Foreign Investors Must Report U.S. Agricultural Land Holdings

(Ruston, LA), February 20, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Chuck Hixon in Lincoln County reminds foreign investors with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their land holdings and transactions to USDA.

The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires foreign investors who buy, sell... read more


Farm Bureau Releases Strategic Action Plan Goals for 2019

Farm Bureau Releases Strategic Action Plan Goals for 2019 Source: www.fb.org The American Farm Bureau Federation today released its top public policy goals for the year. The AFBF board approved its 2019 Strategic Action Plan following delegate action during the organization’s 100th annual convention in New Orleans. AFBF will use the goals as a guide for strategic planning... read more


Farm Bureau Applauds State of the Union Address

Farm Bureau Applauds State of the Union Address Source: www.fb.org The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “President Trump has outlined bold priorities in his State of the Union address, and we hope the administration and Congress can move forward... read more


Farm Bureau Calls Berhardt Excellent Choice for Interior

Farm Bureau Calls Bernhardt Excellent Choice for Interior Source: www.fb.org The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “The president’s nomination of David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior is great news for American agriculture. He understands the needs of America’s... read more


Farm Bureau Backs Anti-Dumping Investigation of Mexican Tomatoes

Farm Bureau Backs Anti-Dumping Investigation of Mexican Tomatoes

The Commerce Department has indicated the United States will withdraw from a previous agreement with Mexico and resume an anti-dumping investigation into imports of Mexican fresh tomatoes. The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation... read more


Farm Bureau Statement: EPA Proposal Promises Clean Water, Clear Rules

Farm Bureau Statement: EPA Proposal Promises Clean Water, Clear Rules The following may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation: “Today’s release of a new draft Clean Water Rule is a major step toward fair and understandable water regulation on America’s farms and ranches and other working lands. The previous rule would have treated much of the landscape as though... read more


Tell EPA You Support Clean Water and Clear Rules

Tell EPA You Support Clean Water and Clear Rules Source: www.fb.org With the publication earlier this week of EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed new Clean Water Rule, Farm Bureau is urging farmers and ranchers to tell the administration how much they value clean water and clear rules. The proposed rule, according to American... read more


Figs thrive in Louisiana landscapes

Figs thrive in Louisiana landscapes Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist, retired (02/15/19) Figs are one of the most widely planted fruit trees in home landscapes in Louisiana. With little care, they will produce crops of juicy, sweet figs every July.... read more


NCBA Unveils Cost/Benefit Principles for Climate-Change Policy Proposals

NCBA Unveils Cost/Benefit Principles for Climate-Change Policy Proposals WASHINGTON (Feb. 7, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Center for Public Policy today released new Cost/Benefit Principles that will help guide its decision-making process on various policy proposals regarding climate change.

“It seems like every week or so, another group releases another proposal... read more


Market questions highlight crops forum

Market questions highlight crops forum (02/15/19) DELHI, La. — Trade and price uncertainties best describe the agricultural market outlook on the eve of the highly anticipated release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, LSU AgCenter economist Michael Delibertosaid at the Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum. Held Feb. 7 at the Delhi Civic Center, the meeting drew about 85 farmers and... read more


USDA Designates Nine Louisiana Parishes as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

USDA Designates Nine Louisiana Parishes as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Parishes, Counties in Border States Also Available 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine Louisiana parishes as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Bossier, Caddo, Evangeline, Grant, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Rapides and Red River parishes who suffered losses caused by excessive rains and flooding that occurred... read more


Just Rambling March 2019:

Just Rambling March 2019: I sit here on the morning of February 22nd as the rain pours down outside, as it has done for most of this week. I then think about how desperately we needed rain this past summer but couldn’t get a rain to grow our pasture grass and our hay fields for our cattle. Then I think, this is the Agriculture industry. So... read more


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