Louisiana pecan crop estimates for 2012 ranged from 13 million to 13.5 million pounds before Hurricane Isaac struck, according to industry experts.
But a statewide loss of 15 percent would reduce the forecast harvest from 13 million pounds to just over 11 million pounds....More
Scientists at Mississippi State University have been working to find an inexpensive, attractive way to keep the sand on the 26 miles of manmade beach between Biloxi and Pass Christian, and Hurricane Isaac tested their experimental site....More
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is strongly advising horse owners to vaccinate their animals for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV). Recent rainfall from Hurricane Isaac could be problematic in the coming weeks....More
Even as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac were leaving Mississippi on Friday (August 31), Mississippi State University Extension agents were
assessing its impact on crops that were so close to harvest....More
Initial reports on Louisiana’s sugarcane crop indicate damage from Hurricane Isaac, while bad, could have been worse. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean some producers haven’t seen their crops devastated....More
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says it’s important to keep records of losses from Hurricane Isaac. Those losses can come in the form of deceased livestock, lost feed purchases and other supplies....More