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September 2019 Articles

Just Rambling September 2019:
Spiritual Corner: Sweet as Honey
Report: Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops on More than 19 Million Acres
Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options
Cattlemen Applaud Finalization of WOTUS Repeal
USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program
LSU AgCenter hires horticulture agent to work with pecans
Landscape professionals hear about latest research at field day
Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options
Collaborative relationships help sustain Louisiana sweet potato industry
Salassi to head LSU AgCenter animal, plant programs
NCBA, State Affiliates Urge Congress to Ratify USMCA
LSU AgCenter scientists to study sugarcane cold tolerance in central Louisiana
New Market Opportunity for U.S. Beef
Farm Bureau Welcomes Trade Assistance, Urges Return to Open Markets
New Rules Mean Real-World Species Protection
Federal Court Sends Illegal Water Rule Back to EPA
Farm Bureau: Focus on Trade Negotiations
Trump Signs Bill Providing Debt Relief to More Family Farmers
TO: LFBF State Board of Directors and Parish Presidents
Scripture to Live By: Psalm 33:12-14, 18
LOUISIANA STATE FAIR & LOUISIANA FORAGE & GRASSLAND COUNCIL HAY CONTEST SPONSORE
ADVANCED MASTER CATTLEMAN
Cattle producer conference set for Oct. 4-5 in West Monroe
Louisiana Farm to School Conference set for Oct. 22-23 in Baton Rouge
LSU AgCenter schedules poultry field day on Sept. 26 in Homer
The LSU AgCenter in conjunction with Louisiana Tech University will be offering
ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION CLASS NOVEMBER 6-8, 2019

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Just Rambling September 2019:

Just Rambling

It began on August 15th when we flew from Monroe, LA to Dallas, TX. This was the beginning of our recent trip on an Alaskan Cruise. From DFW Airport, we flew to Seattle, Washington to stay at the Embassy Suite where a blue grass jam session was going on to prepare for the Bluegrass Alaskan Cruise on the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship “Ovation”. This ship had 4,902 guests on it with 1,685 staff members from 37 different countries. It was quite a chore getting... read more


Spiritual Corner: Sweet as Honey

Spiritual Corner: Sweet as Honey


I’m not sure how many people know this, but September is National Honey Month. Isn’t that exciting? I personally love honey and am fascinated by honey bees and beekeepers. Here are a few interesting facts for you to add to your knowledge of agriculture. Did you know that there are nearly 20,000 known species of bees throughout the world and 4,000 of them are native to the United States? How about that a single... read more


Report: Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops on More than 19 Million Acres

Report: Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops on More than 19 Million Acres


WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasing the report in 2007 and 17.49 million acres more... read more


Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options

Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments and administrative... read more


Cattlemen Applaud Finalization of WOTUS Repeal

Cattlemen Applaud Finalization of WOTUS Repeal Source: ncba.org WASHINGTON (Sept. 12, 2019) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston today issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's finalization of repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule:

“Cattle producers... read more


USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program Enrollment Now Open through Dec. 6

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2019 – Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief... read more


LSU AgCenter hires horticulture agent to work with pecans

LSU AgCenter hires horticulture agent to work with pecans Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu

(07/29/19) ALEXANDRIA, La. — Michael Polozola recently joined the LSU AgCenter central region faculty as a horticulture agent and statewide point of contact for pecan extension outreach. Polozola has a bachelor’s degree in plant and soil systems with a horticulture science concentration and a master’s... read more


Landscape professionals hear about latest research at field day

Landscape professionals hear about latest research at field day Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu (08/27/19) HAMMOND, La. — Despite what started out as a potential washout, the annual horticulture field day at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station on Aug. 23 gave participants the opportunity to enjoy a reprieve from the heat under overcast skies... read more


Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options

Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments and administrative service fees, as... read more


Collaborative relationships help sustain Louisiana sweet potato industry

Collaborative relationships help sustain Louisiana sweet potato industry Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (08/27/19) DELHI, La. — Collaborations among growers and industry partners have long sustained the growth and profitability of the sweet potato industry... read more


Salassi to head LSU AgCenter animal, plant programs

Salassi to head LSU AgCenter animal, plant programs (08/19/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — Michael Salassi has been named as LSU AgCenter associate vice president and program leader of animal and plant sciences. For the past four years, Salassi has served as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness where he is the A. Wilbert’s... read more


NCBA, State Affiliates Urge Congress to Ratify USMCA

NCBA, State Affiliates Urge Congress to Ratify USMCA WASHINGTON (July 8, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today sent a letter signed by 39 of its state affiliates to U.S. Senate and House leaders urging them to support the swift ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The letter to Senate Majority Leader... read more


LSU AgCenter scientists to study sugarcane cold tolerance in central Louisiana

LSU AgCenter scientists to study sugarcane cold tolerance in central Louisiana Writer: Olivia McClure at 225-578-3262 or omcclure@agcenter.lsu.edu (08/20/19) ALEXANDRIA, La. — The fields at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center have seen all sorts of crop trials over the years — but never any involving sugarcane. That’s because the facility is located near... read more


New Market Opportunity for U.S. Beef

New Market Opportunity for U.S. Beef The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “America’s ranchers welcome the opportunity to supply a bigger share of Europe’s beef market. This agreement advances a three-decade... read more


Farm Bureau Welcomes Trade Assistance, Urges Return to Open Markets

Farm Bureau Welcomes Trade Assistance, Urges Return to Open Markets The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “We greatly appreciate President Trump’s concern for America’s farmers and ranchers in these difficult economic times, and we are grateful for this continued trade assistance... read more


New Rules Mean Real-World Species Protection



New Rules Mean Real-World Species Protection
The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Today’s Endangered Species Act reforms serve the needs of imperiled species as well as the people most affected by implementation of the law’s provisions. This... read more


Federal Court Sends Illegal Water Rule Back to EPA

Federal Court Sends Illegal Water Rule Back to EPA A federal court says the 2015 Waters of the United States rule is unlawful under the Clean Water Act because of its “vast expansion of jurisdiction over waters and land traditionally within the states’ regulatory authority.” The court for the Southern District of Georgia found the agency overstepped not just the CWA, but also the Administrative Procedure Act, which lays out the most basic rules governing how a... read more


Farm Bureau: Focus on Trade Negotiations

Farm Bureau: Focus on Trade Negotiations The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “While the latest Chinese tariffs are no surprise, they are no more welcome than before. The Trump Administration must focus on keeping the negotiations with China on course to resolve this trade war.... read more


Trump Signs Bill Providing Debt Relief to More Family Farmers



Trump Signs Bill Providing Debt Relief to More Family Farmers
President Trump last week signed the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019, a measure that raises the Chapter 12 debt limit from $4.1 million to $10 million. The law will help family farmers struggling with export market disruptions, weather events and declining farm income, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a statement.... read more


TO: LFBF State Board of Directors and Parish Presidents

TO: LFBF State Board of Directors and Parish Presidents FROM: Henry H. Bernard, Jr., General Counsel RE: Recent Federal Court Decision and Possible Liability Exposure Risk A case dealing with contract H-2A workers provided by a farm labor contractor was recently decided by a federal court, and it has caused a lot of concern among businesses using this kind of labor and needing liability coverage... read more


Scripture to Live By: Psalm 33:12-14, 18

Scripture to Live By: Psalm 33:12-14, 18 ¹²Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. ¹³The Lord looks from heaven. He sees all the sons of men. 14 From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth. Psalm 33:18—Behold... read more


LOUISIANA STATE FAIR & LOUISIANA FORAGE & GRASSLAND COUNCIL HAY CONTEST SPONSORE

LOUISIANA STATE FAIR & LOUISIANA FORAGE & GRASSLAND COUNCIL HAY CONTEST

SPONSORED BY THE LSU AGCENTER NORTHWEST REGION

Rules and Regulations


PURPOSE: The Louisiana State Fair & Louisiana Forage & Grassland Council (LFGC) Hay Contest is designed to provide a showcase for the presentation of top quality hay and to recognize the producers of this hay. Hay is the only agricultural commodity that is bought and sold without quality and/or weight guaranteed. There is considerable variation in hay quality and the... read more


ADVANCED MASTER CATTLEMAN

ADVANCED MASTER CATTLEMAN

DeWitt Livestock Facility—100 Gregg Marshall Drive, Alexandria, LA (next to LSU-A) 

Registration Information

The registration fee for the LSU AgCenter Advanced Master Cattleman Class is $200 per person. Registration period is from September 16 to December 6, 2019. School attendance is limited to the first 50 registrations. 

Registration fees are non-refundable if cancelled after December 10. 

Registration is online only at https://bit.ly/2Y8JwHK... read more


Cattle producer conference set for Oct. 4-5 in West Monroe

Cattle producer conference set for Oct. 4-5 in West Monroe Writer: Karol Osborne at 318-574-2465 or kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu (07/31/19) WEST MONROE, La. —Beef cattle producers can hear from industry experts on how to add value to their operations at a stockmanship and stewardship conference on Oct. 4-5 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center... read more


Louisiana Farm to School Conference set for Oct. 22-23 in Baton Rouge

Louisiana Farm to School Conference set for Oct. 22-23 in Baton Rouge Writer: Ruthie Losavio at rlosavio@agcenter.lsu.edu or 225-578-1037 (09/09/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — The fourth annual Louisiana Farm to School Conference will be held Oct. 22-23 at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Hosted by the LSU AgCenter, the event will emphasize three... read more


LSU AgCenter schedules poultry field day on Sept. 26 in Homer

LSU AgCenter schedules poultry field day on Sept. 26 in Homer Writer: Karol Osborne at kosborne@agcenter.lsu.edu or 318-574-2465 Poultry producers can hear updates on research and extension projects at a Poultry Field Day to be held Sept. 26 at the LSU AgCenter Hill Farm Research Station near Homer. Exhibits and registration will open at 8:30 a.m. at the broiler demonstration... read more


The LSU AgCenter in conjunction with Louisiana Tech University will be offering

The LSU AgCenter in conjunction with Louisiana Tech University will be offering a Cattle Pregnancy Determination Clinic at the Hill Farm Research Station in Homer on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Attendees will learn the basics of cattle reproductive anatomy, determining pregnancy by palpation, basics of pregnancy blood testing and will have the opportunity to practice on live cattle. Attached to this email is the registration form and flyer for the clinic.  Space is very limited and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.  This class... read more


ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION CLASS NOVEMBER 6-8, 2019

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION CLASS

NOVEMBER 6-8, 2019


Dean Lee Research Station  

Registration Information 

Classes will be held from 8 am to 4 pm each day. Topics will include items such as anatomy, estrus detection, estrus synchronization, body condition scoring and plenty of hands on instruction inside cows. 

The registration fee for the LSU AgCenter Artificial Insemination School is $350 per person. School attendance is limited to the first 20 registrations. Registration starts on August 19 until October... read more


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