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July 2020 Articles

Just Rambling July 2020:
Scripture To Live By:
Spiritual Corner: Give Me Jesus
Preparations, precautions important for safely raising backyard chickens
Finding the Estrus Synchronization Protocol that Best Fits Your Herd
Extreme gardening and the art of saving seeds
La. rice crop off to good start
Asian hornet not in Louisiana
Crawfish season winding down; time to restock ponds
June is National Pollinator Month
Americans Support COVID-19 Aid to Farmers; Trust Remains High
New Legislation Would Help More Farmers Tap Into PPP Loans
Legislation Aims to Increase Farmers’ Access to Mental Health Services
AFBF Calls on Lawmakers to Help Farmers Through Food
NCBA Defends WOTUS Rewrite In Court
NCBA Chief Veterinarian Named To Gene Editing Task Force
EPA Appoints New Members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Comm
Dean Lee Research Station virtual field tour set for July 20
Louisiana FFA Association elects 2020-21 state officers
Southern bacterial wilt now a problem in Louisiana vegetables  
USDA Issues First Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Pay
Beef Cattle Producer Workshop – “Three Secrets for Increasing Profit”
Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 15
Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken

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Just Rambling July 2020:

Just Rambling July 2020: This month I thought I would ask my daughter-in-law, Jenny Bennett, to write my “Just Rambling”. I think she has done a good job. I hope you enjoy it. Jenny’s husband and our son, Cody, wrote several articles for me many years ago... read more


Scripture To Live By:

Scripture To Live By: Romans 12:1-2 1 I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable... read more


Spiritual Corner: Give Me Jesus

Spiritual Corner: Give Me Jesus     As most of you all know, I am a new mother. My son, Rebel, will be 5 months old on June 29th. He has been the absolute greatest blessing to my husband, Randy, and I. I can’t imagine life without him now, nor would I want to return to life without him. His existence has impacted me in so many ways. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the purity and innocence of my sweet boy. Rebel is untainted by the craziness and... read more


Preparations, precautions important for safely raising backyard chickens

Preparations, precautions important for safely raising backyard chickens Writer: Randy LaBauve at rlabauve@agcenter.lsu.edu(05/27/20) BATON ROUGE, La. – With extra time at home, many people have begun raising chickens for the first time, while others are considering this rapidly burgeoning hobby.  For those contemplating backyard chickens, it’s important to consider the materials you will need and how to keep both poultry and people healthy and safe.   read more


Finding the Estrus Synchronization Protocol that Best Fits Your Herd

Finding the Estrus Synchronization Protocol that Best Fits Your Herd Source: A. Edwards, PhD – LSU AgCenter                                                                                                             ... read more


Extreme gardening and the art of saving seeds

Extreme gardening and the art of saving seeds Editor: Rick Bogren at rbogren@agcenter.lsu.edu By Heather Kirk-Ballard LSU AgCenter Horticulturist As people are staying at home during the pandemic, many are developing a green thumb, passing the newfound time on... read more


La. rice crop off to good start

La. rice crop off to good start Writer: Bruce Schultz at bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu                                          (06/12/20) MAMOU, La. — This year’s rice crop is progressing well, and the recent Tropical Storm Cristobal had little effect, an LSU AgCenter rice expert said at the Evangeline Parish rice field day on June 11. AgCenter rice specialist Dustin Harrell said... read more


Asian hornet not in Louisiana

Asian hornet not in Louisiana Writer: Bruce Schultz at bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu                                      (05/08/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU AgCenter experts have been getting inquiries from the public about Asian giant hornets, but it’s not believed the insects have spread to Louisiana.... read more


Crawfish season winding down; time to restock ponds

Crawfish season winding down; time to restock ponds                                                                                Writer: Bruce Schultz at bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu                                   ... read more


June is National Pollinator Month

June is National Pollinator Month By Heather Kirk-Ballard LSU AgCenter                                                    June 22 through 28 is National Pollinator Week, and the focus is “Pollinators, Plants, People, Planet,” according to www.pollinator.org. This not-so-well-known celebration was declared 13... read more


Americans Support COVID-19 Aid to Farmers; Trust Remains High

Americans Support COVID-19 Aid to Farmers; Trust Remains High Source: www.fb.org

Trust in America’s farmers and ranchers remains high amid the devastating blow delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic. A new American Farm Bureau Federation poll shows 84% of Americans trust the nation’s farmers and the same overwhelming majority support financial assistance from the government... read more


New Legislation Would Help More Farmers Tap Into PPP Loans

New Legislation Would Help More Farmers Tap Into PPP Loans Source: www.fb.org Introduced last week in the House and Senate, the Paycheck Protection for Producers Act (H.R. 7175, S. 3918) would help more... read more


Legislation Aims to Increase Farmers’ Access to Mental Health Services

Legislation Aims to Increase Farmers’ Access to Mental Health Services Source: www.fb.org A recently introduced bill would help boost mental health services in rural areas. The... read more


AFBF Calls on Lawmakers to Help Farmers Through Food

AFBF Calls on Lawmakers to Help Farmers Through Food System Shockwave The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on lawmakers to provide critical resources to farmers impacted by the COVID-19 shockwave to the food system and to rural communities grappling with the pandemic’s impacts. Many struggling farmers were left out of initial federal aid, and some who received assistance are still being hurt with COVID-19... read more


NCBA Defends WOTUS Rewrite In Court

NCBA Defends WOTUS Rewrite In Court Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association NCBA, joining other regulated industries, recently filed motions to intervene in California, South Carolina, and Colorado litigation on the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The Trump Administration’s rewrite of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) definition provides much-needed... read more


NCBA Chief Veterinarian Named To Gene Editing Task Force

NCBA Chief Veterinarian Named To Gene Editing Task Force Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association NCBA Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Kathy Simmons this week was named to a Task Force on Gene Editing in Animal Agriculture led by the Association of Public and Land-grant... read more


EPA Appoints New Members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Comm

EPA Appoints New Members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced this week the appointment of thirty-three members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information, and recommendations to the EPA administrator on a range... read more


Dean Lee Research Station virtual field tour set for July 20

Dean Lee Research Station virtual field tour set for July 20 Writer: Bruce Schultz at bschultz@agcenter.lsu.edu (06/09/20) ALEXANDRIA, La. — The 2020 Dean Lee Research and Extension Center virtual field tour will be on the internet starting at 8:30 a.m. on July 20.... read more


Louisiana FFA Association elects 2020-21 state officers

Louisiana FFA Association elects 2020-21 state officers Editor: Johnny Morgan at jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu (06/08/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Delegates from FFA chapters across Louisiana voted June 2 to elect state officers for 2020-21. For the first time in its 90-year history, the election took place virtually via the Louisiana FFA website, an accommodation necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Cade LeJeune, executive secretary of the Louisiana FFA Association.... read more


Southern bacterial wilt now a problem in Louisiana vegetables  

Southern bacterial wilt now a problem in Louisiana vegetables   Writer: Johnny Morgan at jmorgan@agcenter.lsu.edu(05/08/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana vegetable growers are beginning to see problems from southern bacterial wilt, one of the most serious diseases of garden crops including tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. The disease is caused by the soil-borne bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum, said Raj Singh,... read more


USDA Issues First Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Pay

USDA Issues First Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Payments (Washington, D.C., June 4, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. FSA began taking applications May 26, and the agency has received over... read more


Beef Cattle Producer Workshop – “Three Secrets for Increasing Profit”

Beef Cattle Producer Workshop – “Three Secrets for Increasing Profit” Mr. Dallas Mount Source: Mr. Ronald R. Anderson, LFBF President The LFBF Livestock Advisory Committee and the Louisiana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative are sponsoring two workshops for beef cattle producers focusing on ranching for profit.... read more


Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 15

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nominations Open June 15 #LeadYourFSA and be the Voice of Farmers in Your Community WASHINGTON, June 10, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Monday, June 15, 2020. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative... read more


Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken

Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Baked Stuffed Chicken

2 slices bacon, cooked and crumble 3 jalapenos, chopped ( you can use bell peppers) 3oz cream cheese, softened 4oz shredded cheddar jack cheese... read more


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