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Louisiana farmers: Ike damage comparable to 2005’s Rita
Coastal residents assessing their damage from Hurricane Ike compared this storm with Hurricane Rita in 2005. In
Gustav reaches northeast Louisiana crops
Rains from Hurricane Gustav significantly affected a diversity of crops in Northeast Louisiana — particularly with
Louisiana: rice losses at 7.6 percent; soybeans, 15 percent
Farmer Jeffrey Sylvester of Whiteville, La., gazed over a field that looked more suited for water-skiing than growing
Cattle producers learn to cut costs
Decreasing costs by increasing efficiency on cattle operations was the focus of the LSU AgCenter’s Rosepine Research
Louisiana rice farmers look forward to next crop
Rice farmers are looking forward to the 2008 growing season as prices continue to rise, but the uncertainty of a
New pest in Louisiana rice
Many questions remain unanswered about a new pest that has been found in rice in Louisiana called the panicle rice
Field day shows ‘balance’ of crawfish, rice
Crawfish and rice might seem like a natural fit, but the two agricultural endeavors sometimes conflict, farmers learned
Watching for Asian soybean rust
Test plots at Baton Rouge, La., last year showed that Asian soybean rust can defoliate plants within seven to 10 days
Farm bill gets hearing in Louisiana
Louisiana farmers aired their concerns at a recent Farm Day Forum called by Congressmen Charles Boustany of Lafayette
Kellogg’s accepting Jupiter rice
An acreage increase for the medium-grain rice variety Jupiter is likely this year now that it has obtained acceptance
Sugarcane farmers wanted
Southwest Louisiana farmers who are looking for an alternative crop should consider growing sugarcane to meet the
Will rice benefit from crop shifts?
Will Southwest Louisiana farmers benefit from a shift of rice acreage in other farm regions to corn, sorghum, wheat and
Cattle producers nervous about feed prices
Cattle producers are nervous about the upcoming year because the possibility of corn prices exceeding $5 a bushel could
Soybean farmers eager to plant 2007 crop
With last year’s state yield record and good prices, Louisiana soybean farmers seem eager to get their 2007 crop
Rice growers need steady supply of new varieties
A continuous supply of new rice varieties is crucial to the survival of the industry in Louisiana as old varieties
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