New sweet potato variety gains acreage
(Audio 08/13/14) Louisiana farmers planted more than 9,000 acres of sweet potatoes, up from last year’s 7,000. Most of the acres are in the variety Beauregard. But LSU AgCenter sweet potato breeder Don LaBonte said a new variety, Orleans, is gaining popularity. He said it looks and tastes like Beauregard, but has one advantage. (Runtime: 1:35)
4-H'ers participate in seafood cook-off
(Audio News 08/06/14) 4-H chefs from four states gathered in New Orleans for the Great American Seafood Cook-off 4-H edition. Teams from Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas each had an hour to prepare a dish using U.S. seafood. At competition time, Louisiana’s team, made up of 4-H’ers from Vermilion Parish, was ready to prepare their dish, seafood triathlon. (Runtime: 2:00)
Drought affects cattle herd health
(Radio News 02/28/11) Dry conditions affected Louisiana agriculture last summer, and cattle operations in the state were hit hard. Dennis Kieffer felt the effects. He raises cattle in Winn Parish, and the lack of rain affected his forage. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Heart in focus during February
(Radio News 02/14/11) The heart is in focus during February, not only because of Valentine’s Day but also because this month the American Heart Association calls attention to the threat of heart disease. LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames says a healthful diet can guard against a heart attack. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Military kids meet new friends through program
(Radio News 02/14/11) It can be tough for youngsters in military families to make and keep friends. Operation Military Kids helps these youngsters meet children in similar situations. The program is supported by the Department of Defense and administered through 4-H. Caleb Persick is a graduate assistant with the program. (Runtime: 1:20)



Row crop yields expected to be lower
(Video 07/22/15) The weather was a big topic at a field day aimed at helping farmers grow better row crops. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard was there. (Runtime: 01:56)
Sugarcane continues to withstand tough year
(Video 07/22/15) Louisiana’s sugarcane crop has had to withstand rain, pests and a cold winter, but LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard says researchers are working to help farmers manage problems their crop may encounter. (Runtime: 01:34)