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Rice farmers help supply rice straw as cattle feed for Texas
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(Distributed 08/31/11) Louisiana rice farmers are helping Texas ranchers by providing rice straw to be used as cattle feed in the drought-stricken Lone Star State. The Texans are baling the rice straw for hay and hauling it back to Texas.

Tropical storm season worst time for marsh fires
(Distributed 08/31/11) Tropical storm season is about the worst time of year for a marsh to burn because of the possibility of a tropical storm surge flooding the soil, according to Andy Nyman, LSU AgCenter associate professor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources.

Breakfast cereal eaters stay healthier, do better in school
(Distributed 08/31/11) A bowl of cereal can be a great way for school children or anybody to start the morning. Studies show that cereal eaters have better nutrient intakes because cereals provide an important selection of nutrients, said LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames.Studies also show cereal can help with weight control.

3 LSU AgCenter administrators to receive honorary FFA degree
[Image: William Richardson]

(Distributed 08/31/11) Three LSU AgCenter administrators have been selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree.

Cereal offers healthful benefit
(Radio News 08/30/11) A bowl of cereal can be a great way to start the morning. LSU AgCenter research reveals the healthful benefits of eating cereal. AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames says the study suggests that cereal can help with weight control. (Runtime: 1:25)
Research helps stay ahead of diseases in crop production
(Distributed 08/30/11) Louisiana’s sub-tropical climate can present numerous challenges to agricultural producers. Numerous insects thrive in this environment and can prove difficult and costly to manage.
LSU AgCenter literacy program plans for sustainability
(Distributed 08/30/11) Reading to the Heart, the Louisiana sustainable community project, is a five-year literacy program in its final year, but in search of ways to continue helping students increase reading skills.
Sweet potato growers learn latest at LSU AgCenter field day [Image: Villordon]
(Distributed 08/29/11) OAK GROVE, La. – Researchers from the LSU AgCenter’s Sweet Potato Research Station showed growers how to optimize production at a field day on the Lee Jones and Sons Farm on Aug. 24.
4-H volunteer receives La. First Lady Award [Image: award presentation]
(Distributed 08/29/11) LAFAYETTE, La. – Louisiana’s First Lady honored a Lake Charles woman Aug 25 for her volunteer work with 4-H.
LSU AgCenter hosts first fundraising polo tournament Oct. 2
(Distributed 08/29/11) FOLSOM, La. – Come out to the LSU AgCenter’s first polo tournament on Oct. 2 and watch a few chukkers of this equine sport and help raise money for extension horse programs.
Master Horseman classes set for Baton Rouge starting Sept. 27
(Distributed 08/26/11) BATON ROUGE – The LSU AgCenter will conduct an eight-week Master Horseman program for adults in the Baton Rouge area, with the first class Sept. 27 at Parker Coliseum on the LSU campus.
Drift roses offer new landscape options [Image: drift roses]
(Distributed 08/26/11) The new Drift series roses were created in response to increased consumer demand for smaller, everblooming plants. Drift roses fit a special niche in the shrub-rose market. These roses are from Conard-Pyle/Star Roses, the same folks that gave us the Knock Out series of low-maintenance landscape roses.
La. Jump$tart Coalition plans financial education summit
(Radio News 08/25/11) The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition and the LSU AgCenter will host the 2011 Financial Education Summit Sept. 15-16 at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge. LSU AgCenter economist Jeanette Tucker helped organize the event. (Runtime: 1:30)
Rice harvest good despite challenges [Image: Rice Harvest]
(Video News 08/25/11) Louisiana rice farmers are more than halfway through their harvest. Weather created challenges for growers throughout the season, but LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that rice plants seem to have rebounded. (Runtime: 1:53)