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May 2019 Articles

Just Rambling May 2019
Spiritual Corner: Lessons from Cain
U.S. Army Air Corps Corporal Willis Andrews: Veteran,
Scripture to Live By: Matthew 15:8-9
Ag-mazing Speech by Stephanie Cruse
Legal Trivia:
Louisiana-named fungus troubles wheat crop
Magnolias are an iconic Southern tree
LSU AgCenter researcher works to control sweet potato shape
Louisiana homeowners should prepare for upcoming termite swarms
Chicken Enchilada Dip
Farm Bureau Details Ag Program Funding Priorities, Calls for Disaster Relief
Farm Bureau Calls for House Approval of Disaster Aid
Rep. Jason Smith Fires Up Family Business Estate Tax Coalition
American Farm Bureau Relieved that Border Will Remain Open
Mississippi Farm Bureau: Accurate Broadband Maps are Crucial
How Farmers Hold onto Hope in the Tough Times
USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage Availability & New Service Fees for Noninsured
LSU hosts National Poultry Judging Contest
Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans
Master Farmer Training

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Just Rambling May 2019

Just Rambling:

The Union Parish Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet was held on April 11, 2019. During this banquet individuals that have had a positive impact on our parish were recognized. The Agriculture Community Service Award was given to my daughter Velvet Bennett Roberts, who passed away on October 30, 2018. The award was accepted by her two children, Dusty and Savanah Roberts. Velvet loved all things agriculture and was involved in several agriculture... read more


Spiritual Corner: Lessons from Cain

Spiritual Corner: Lessons from Cain


I don’t know why, but I had a hard time figuring out what to write about this month. I just wasn’t feeling inspired, I guess you could say. However, I started to think back to a few years ago, whenever my husband was still my fiancé. I remembered a discussion we had and how it had served as a sort of epiphany for me. I had been reading in the book of Genesis, specifically about Cain and Abel. The Bible mentioned... read more


U.S. Army Air Corps Corporal Willis Andrews: Veteran,

U.S. Army Air Corps Corporal Willis Andrews: Veteran, Mentor, Hero By Senior Airman Luke Hill, 8th Air Force Public Affairs Published April 08, 2019 BARKSDALE AFB La.— -A young man of 26 years has just returned from the largest war in world history. He has seen men saved. He has seen men die. He has served in a constant heat... read more


Scripture to Live By: Matthew 15:8-9

Scripture to Live By: Matthew 15:8-9

8 These people draw near to ME with their mouth, And honor ME with their lips, But their heart is far from ME. 9 And in vain they worship ME. Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

 

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Ag-mazing Speech by Stephanie Cruse

Ag-mazing Speech by Stephanie Cruse The establishment of NRCS is credited to the efforts of Hugh Hammond Bennett (known as the Father of Soil Conservation) to raise public awareness of the problem of soil erosion. Bennett understood how soil erosion by wind or water reduced the ability of the land to sustain agricultural productivity.... read more


Legal Trivia:

Legal Trivia: If your horse neighs (or duck quacks, or dog barks) between 10 pm and 6 am and you happen to be in Essex Falls, New Jersey, you can be arrested. In Illinois, it is within the law to arrest and prosecute horses or other animals.

 

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Louisiana-named fungus troubles wheat crop

Louisiana-named fungus troubles wheat crop Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (04/23/19) WINNSBORO, La. — While Louisiana can boast of many things — great food, fun festivals and places famous for history and hospitality — having a Louisiana-named fungus is not likely to top the list. Fusarium... read more


Magnolias are an iconic Southern tree

Magnolias are an iconic Southern tree Editor: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu Heather Kirk-Ballard, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Nothing describes the iconic Southern magnolia better than its given scientific name Magnolia grandiflora. Its flowers truly are grand,... read more


LSU AgCenter researcher works to control sweet potato shape

LSU AgCenter researcher works to control sweet potato shape Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 r kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (04/23/19) WINNSBORO, La. — Candied, baked, boiled, roasted, mashed or fried, sweet potatoes are a culinary staple in Louisiana. The versatile vegetable is available in a wide array of colors, shapes and sizes as a result of extensive research and breeding protocols designed to match develop what consumers want.... read more


Louisiana homeowners should prepare for upcoming termite swarms

Louisiana homeowners should prepare for upcoming termite swarms Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu (04/24/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — With Formosan subterranean termites’ annual swarming season approaching, an LSU AgCenter entomologist is advising Louisiana homeowners to take steps to lower the risk of damage from the insects. When the termites... read more


Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken Enchilada Dip

1 can chunk chicken, from can

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (8 ounce) jar mayonnaise

1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers

1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced ( I only used juice)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees .

Place shredded chicken in a medium bowl, and mix in cream cheese, mayonnaise, Cheddar cheese, green... read more


Farm Bureau Details Ag Program Funding Priorities, Calls for Disaster Relief

Farm Bureau Details Ag Program Funding Priorities, Calls for Disaster Relief Source: www.fb.org As lawmakers on both sides of Capitol Hill work on funding agriculture programs for 2020, the American Farm Bureau Federation is urging them to move past the political impasse that has stalled the supplemental disaster relief bill. In a... read more


Farm Bureau Calls for House Approval of Disaster Aid

Farm Bureau Calls for House Approval of Disaster Aid Source: www.fb.org The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on the House to pass the Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 2157) to help farmers, ranchers and rural communities devastated by catastrophic weather events.... read more


Rep. Jason Smith Fires Up Family Business Estate Tax Coalition

Rep. Jason Smith Fires Up Family Business Estate Tax Coalition Helping lawmakers, especially new members of Congress, get a good handle on the overall importance of farming and ranching is the first step to securing support for repealing the estate tax, Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) recently told several members of the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition. The American Farm... read more


American Farm Bureau Relieved that Border Will Remain Open

American Farm Bureau Relieved that Border Will Remain Open Source: www.fb.org The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. “We... read more


Mississippi Farm Bureau: Accurate Broadband Maps are Crucial

Mississippi Farm Bureau: Accurate Broadband Maps are Crucial                                                                         With farmers as dependent on broadband as they are on highways, railways and waterways to ship their products across the country and around the world, the Federal Communications Commission... read more


How Farmers Hold onto Hope in the Tough Times

How Farmers Hold onto Hope in the Tough Times Spring is one of my favorite seasons on the farm. It’s a time of new life, fresh starts and, most of all, hope. Farmers and ranchers are some of the most hopeful people around. We can’t help it: it’s part of our DNA. We have to believe that the next season will be better than the last because we love the work we have been called to do.... read more


USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage Availability & New Service Fees for Noninsured

USDA Announces Buy-Up Coverage Availability & New Service Fees for Noninsured Crop Coverage Policies                                                                                                                   ... read more


LSU hosts National Poultry Judging Contest

LSU hosts National Poultry Judging Contest Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu (04/10/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU hosted the 72nd annual U.S. Poultry Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest April 3 to 5. Teams from 10 universities competed in production, breed selection and market products judging categories. The University of Arkansas team placed first overall. The LSU team, coached by retired poultry science professor... read more


Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans

Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans

2018 Farm Bill Increases Limits and Makes Other Changes to Farm Loans WASHINGTON, April 12, 2019 – Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow through direct and guaranteed loans available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and made changes to other loans,... read more


Master Farmer Training

Master Farmer Training

Four LA Master Farmer Program Phase 1 Training Sessions have been scheduled for 2019.  The dates and locations are listed below:

Phase I Training: May 21, 2019 - Phase 1 Training; Tangipahoa Extension Office Meeting Room; Amite, LA 1:00 PM. Contact Ronnie Levy... read more


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