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 Home>News Archive>2012>January>Headline News>
Legal risk workshops scheduled for forest landowners, foresters
(Distributed 02/01/12) Three workshops will provide information on managing legal risk for forest landowners and foresters in Arkansas and Louisiana.

Camellia garden stroll scheduled for Feb. 26 in Hammond
(Distributed 01/31/12) HAMMOND, La. – The LSU AgCenter and the Tangipahoa Master Gardeners are sponsoring their annual camellia garden stroll from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Hammond Research Station.

Grain quality becomes more important to rice buyers
(Distributed 01/27/12) RAYVILLE, La. – LSU AgCenter rice breeder Steve Linscombe told north Louisiana rice farmers at their annual meeting on Jan. 26 that grain quality is becoming more important to buyers.

Rice groups meet to hear updates
(Distributed 01/27/12) CROWLEY, La. – Dr. Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, told rice farmers at a Jan. 25 meeting of the Louisiana Rice Council and Louisiana Rice Growers Association that he is working to address the problem of saltwater entering irrigation ditches.

La. landscape industry gearing up for spring
(Distributed 01/26/12) Retail garden center owners, wholesale nursery growers and landscapers are cautiously optimistic about having a good year in 2012, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.
Agricultural productivity depends on research
(Distributed 01/25/12) RAYVILLE, La. – Research by the LSU AgCenter is the reason ConAgra built a state-of-the-art sweet potato-processing facility near Delhi, state Sen. Francis Thompson, of Delhi, said at a farm forum.
‘Ag Alley’ provides eye-opening experience for many young people [Image: Ag Alley]
(Distributed 01/24/12) WEST MONROE, La – For more than 2,000 first-and fourth-graders from northeast Louisiana, the LSU AgCenter’s Ag Alley at the 30th annual Ag Expo on Jan. 18-19 offered a chance to get up close and personal with plants and animals.
Experts urge patience at forestry forum
(Distributed 01/24/12) WEST MONROE, La. – With excess houses on the market and no immediate sign of increased housing construction, forestland owners and others were told to be patient at the 2012 Ag Expo Forestry Forum presented by the LSU AgCenter Jan. 20 at the West Monroe Convention Center.
La. farmers pass rice referendum
(Distributed 01/23/12) Louisiana rice farmers overwhelmingly agreed to continue paying a nickel for every 100 pounds of rice for research and 3 cents per hundred pounds for promotion for the next five years.
B. Rogers Leonard receives entomology excellence award [Image: B. Rogers Leonard]
(Distributed 01/20/12) B. Rogers Leonard, associate vice chancellor for research at the LSU AgCenter, has been named the first recipient of the Insect Research and Control Conference Award for Excellence in Cotton Integrated Pest Management.
Food processing short courses set for Baton Rouge
(Distributed 01/19/12) The LSU AgCenter will be presenting two short courses on food processing sanitation control and safety.
Farmers hear experts at crop production meeting
(Distributed 01/13/12) OPELOUSAS, La. – Farmers received recommendations and advice from LSU AgCenter experts at a wheat and soybean production meeting Jan. 12.
11 more join ranks of Louisiana Master Farmers [Image: MasterFarmergroup]
(Distributed 01/13/12) LAFAYETTE, La. – Eleven men and women were honored on Jan.12 for completing the Louisiana Master Farmer Program part of the annual convention of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts. “This is one of the most rewarding things we do – recognize farmers who have gone through this rigorous program,” said Bill Richardson, LSU AgCenter chancellor.
Kellogg Co. approves rice varieties
(Distributed 01/12/12) BUNKIE, La. – Two rice varieties developed by the LSU AgCenter have been approved by the Kellogg Co. for use in their products, rice farmers learned at a meeting here Jan. 11.