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October 2019 Articles

Just Rambling October 2019:
Spiritual Corner: Resting in God
A Beef Producers Guide for Judicious Use of Antibiotics in Cattle
What landowners need to know about forest land ownership Risk: What you don‚
LSU AgCenter researcher receives NIFA grant to improve embryo viability
LSU AgCenter holds field day for poultry producers
Arkansas beef cattle industry: 2017 self-assessment
USDA Offers Disaster Assistance for Louisiana Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disaste
Quotes worth Re-Quoting
Feeding quality hay can reduce waste
AgCenter researcher applies nanotechnology to pesticides
NCBA President Jennifer Houston Testifies on State of Cattle Industry
NCBA Praises Important Step Forward in Trade with Japan
Broadband Access a Must, Farm Bureau tells House Energy and Commerce Subcommitt
Farm Bureau: A Victory for Clean Water and Clear Rules
Farm Bureau Asks Congress to Pass the USMCA
High river pushed more CO2 into atmosphere
Crawfish raising tips offered at first producer meeting of the season
Scripture To Live By: 1 Timothy 4:1-5
Michael Looper Receives 2019 Arkansas Cattlemen's
Animal Science Faculty Speak at Cattlemen's College Convention

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Just Rambling October 2019:

Just Rambling: To start my “Just Rambling” I want to give the new phone numbers for Ag Trader USA. We have disconnected the 318-778-4188 number which was listed in our Ag Trader USA magazine. The new number to use are 318-778-3724 or my cell phone... read more


Spiritual Corner: Resting in God

Spiritual Corner: Resting in God Anyone involved in the field of agriculture understands the busyness of life. I feel like rest is usually the last thing on anyone’s mind. Growing up, our animals were priority. Daddy had us waking up at 4:30 on week day mornings to help in the chicken houses before we came... read more


A Beef Producers Guide for Judicious Use of Antibiotics in Cattle

A Beef Producers Guide for Judicious Use of Antibiotics in Cattle

1. Prevent Problems: Emphasize appropriate husbandry and hygiene, routine health examinations, and vaccinations. 2. Adhere to FDA Guidance: Follow label instructions and FDA Guidance for the use of all antibiotics. The use of antibiotics medically important in human medicine should only be used after careful consideration. If medically important... read more


What landowners need to know about forest land ownership Risk: What you don‚

What landowners need to know about forest land ownership Risk: What you don’t know can really hurt you By Robbie Hutchins, Associate Area Agent specializing in forestry for the AgCenter in the central region of Louisiana Land ownership and private property rights are fundamental American values. The God-given rights of citizens to own land and other private property are so important that our Founding... read more


LSU AgCenter researcher receives NIFA grant to improve embryo viability

LSU AgCenter researcher receives NIFA grant to improve embryo viability Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu(07/25/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — For nearly 70 years, cattle producers have been using artificial insemination to introduce the genetic advantage of champion bulls into their breeding herds. More recently,... read more


LSU AgCenter holds field day for poultry producers

LSU AgCenter holds field day for poultry producers Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-7531 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu(09/30/19) HOMER, La. — Poultry producers heard about methods of disposing of chicken carcasses during the LSU AgCenter Hill Farm Research Station poultry field day on Sept. 26. It’s inevitable that a small percentage... read more


Arkansas beef cattle industry: 2017 self-assessment

Arkansas beef cattle industry: 2017 self-assessment Source: Gadberry, M. S., et al., University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Ser vice, Department of Animal Science Applied Animal Science 35:357-370; https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2019-01859 (August 2019) A previous cattle industry assessment... read more


USDA Offers Disaster Assistance for Louisiana Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disaste

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance for Louisiana Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters Sept. 20, 2019 — Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, can apply through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Sign-up for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11.... read more


Quotes worth Re-Quoting

Quotes worth Re-Quoting

What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds. Will Rogers

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers

 

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Feeding quality hay can reduce waste

Feeding quality hay can reduce waste Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu (09/23/19) MANGHAM, La. — Cattle producers can limit the amount of time cattle feed on hay without any negative effects if the hay has good nutritional quality, an LSU AgCenter forage specialist said at an AgCenter beef and forage field day on Sept. 19. Wink Alison said cattle waste as much as 50% of hay if it’s placed... read more


AgCenter researcher applies nanotechnology to pesticides

AgCenter researcher applies nanotechnology to pesticides Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu (09/19/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — Nanoparticles made from the corn protein zein may provide the next generation of carriers for agricultural pesticides. A research team led by scientists in the LSU AgCenter has been awarded a four-year grant of $489,000 from the U.S. Department of... read more


NCBA President Jennifer Houston Testifies on State of Cattle Industry

NCBA President Jennifer Houston Testifies on State of Cattle Industry Source: ncba.org WASHINGTON (Sept. 25, 2019) – Jennifer Houston, President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today testified about the current state of the cattle industry before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Topics ranged from the effects of the recent fire at... read more


NCBA Praises Important Step Forward in Trade with Japan

NCBA Praises Important Step Forward in Trade with Japan Source: ncba.org WASHINGTON (September 25, 2019) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Jennifer Houston today issued the following statement in support of a bilateral trade agreement between the United States... read more


Broadband Access a Must, Farm Bureau tells House Energy and Commerce Subcommitt

Broadband Access a Must, Farm Bureau tells House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Farmers and ranchers, who are already dealing with a drastic 50 percent drop in net farm income in the last four years, must have access to fixed and mobile broadband to be more efficient, economical and responsive to market needs, the American Farm Bureau Federation recently told members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.... read more


Farm Bureau: A Victory for Clean Water and Clear Rules

Farm Bureau: A Victory for Clean Water and Clear Rules Source: www.fb.org The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farmers and ranchers share the goal of ensuring clean water, but the 2015 Waters of the United States rule was unreasonable and unworkable. It made conservation more difficult and created huge liabilities for farmers.... read more


Farm Bureau Asks Congress to Pass the USMCA

Farm Bureau Asks Congress to Pass the USMCA Source: www.fb.org The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, who spoke at today’s Rally for Passage of USMCA: “Farm Bureau members have come to Washington, D.C., to remind our elected representatives that trade is a lifeline for tens of thousands of family... read more


High river pushed more CO2 into atmosphere

High river pushed more CO2 into atmosphere Writer: Rick Bogren at 225-578-5839 or rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu(10/01/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — Many scientists believe rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are contributing to climate change. The increase may be related to the frequency that water moves from the ground into rivers and then into the air before returning to land as rainfall.... read more


Crawfish raising tips offered at first producer meeting of the season

Crawfish raising tips offered at first producer meeting of the season Writer: Bruce Schultz at 337-788-8821 or bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu (09/24/19) JENNINGS, La. — Crawfish season is just around the corner, but an LSU AgCenter crawfish expert advised that it’s too early to start flooding fields. LSU AgCenter and Sea Grant crawfish specialist Mark Shirley said straw and vegetation in the fields that have been flooded... read more


Scripture To Live By: 1 Timothy 4:1-5

Scripture To Live By: 1 Timothy 4:1-5—¹Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. ²Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, ³forbidding to marry, and commanding... read more


Michael Looper Receives 2019 Arkansas Cattlemen's

Michael Looper Receives 2019 Arkansas Cattlemen's Association Producer Education Award

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Michael Looper, head of the Department of Animal Science, received the 2019 Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Producer Education Award while attending the annual ACA convention and trade show from August 29-31 in Hot Springs.... read more


Animal Science Faculty Speak at Cattlemen's College Convention

Animal Science Faculty Speak at Cattlemen's College Convention Three Animal Science faculty members spoke at the Cattlemen’s College during the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Convention and Trade Show from August 29-31 in Hot Springs. Charles Looney (pictured) spoke on developing beef heifers; Shane Gadberry provided a GoGreen (Green Tag) program update; and Heidi Ward provided information on beef quality assurance. All three sessions... read more


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