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Bonnet Carre
Bonnet Carre Spillway opens again
(Video 01/20/16) Flooding along the Mississippi River has led to the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway for the second time in five years. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story on how the opening affects the ecology of the outflow area. (Runtime: 01:47)
Dietary
U.S. dietary guidelines recently updated
(Video 01/20/15) Dietary Guidelines for Americans serves as a source of nutrition advice, and these guidelines have recently been updated. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard talks with a registered dietician to see what these changes mean. (Runtime: 01:54)
Sugarcane
Sugarcane grinding season coming to a close
(Video 01/06/16) This year’s sugarcane grinding season is finally wrapping up. This season will be remembered for its dry, fast start with high sugar recovery levels that eventually turned into a wet, muddy finish with lower sugar recovered. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:42)
Year in Review
Louisiana agricultural year in review
(Video 12/23/15) As 2015 comes to a close, farmers are ready for a better year. They enjoyed high prices and record yields over the past few years, but in 2015, prices and yields fell. (Runtime: 01:19)
Wheat
Wheat crop falls short this year
(Video 12/09/15) Louisiana is expected to have fewer acres of wheat this year for several reasons. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux tells us why we can expect to see much less of those amber waves of grain across the state. (Runtime: 01:20)
Tree
Students learn arborist skills
(Video 12/09/15) Go climb a tree was the assignment for a group of students in the LSU College of Agriculture. The task called for use of special techniques. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story. (Runtime: 01:32)
Food Sensory
LSU's sensory analysis center conducts consumer research
(Video 11/25/15) A new sensory analysis center on LSU’s campus can provide evaluation, testing and consumer research on food products, pharmaceuticals, fragrances and textiles. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard says the center can handle a range of testing needs. (Runtime: 01:39)
Sugarcane
Rainfall sets back promising sugarcane crop
(Video 11/11/15) Sugarcane producers had an exceptional start to their harvest, but recent rains have dealt them a setback. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux explains how this year’s crop is shaping up. (Runtime: 01:38)
Rice
Ratoon rice crop ideal this year
(Video 11/11/12) Rice farmers across southwest Louisiana are beginning to harvest their ratoon or second crop of rice. This year’s second crop is looking very good, and LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux gives an update. (Runtime: 01:34)
Sweet Potato
Weather conditions delay sweet potato harvest
(Video 10/28/15) Soon, kitchens across the country will be preparing holiday meals, and one dish will almost certainly include sweet potatoes. Louisiana sweet potato farmers are busy making sure that area supermarkets are well-stocked with this holiday staple. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:49)
Residential College
College of Agriculture freshmen tour Burden Museum and Gardens
(Video 10/28/15) S’mores and satsumas were on the menu for an evening away from campus for a group of LSU freshmen studying agriculture. The students toured a research facility giving them a view of farming in an urban setting. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard took the tour too and has this report. (Runtime: 01:30)
Levees
Vegetation helps strengthen levees
(Video 10/14/15) Levees are designed to protect communities across Louisiana. The engineering of levees helps make them strong, but agriculture plays a role in keeping them strong. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story. (Runtime: 01:46)
Cotton
Cotton farmers disappointed by yield and prices
(Video 09/30/15) Louisiana cotton farmers have begun picking their crop. What they are finding is disappointing on two fronts, lower yields than last year and low prices. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has this report. (Runtime: 01:33)
Food Safety
Red Stick Food Swap emphasizes food safety
(Video 09/30/15) Food safety should always be a priority in any cooks kitchen, but it becomes more important when food is being shared with others. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard visited the Red Stick Food Swap, a free swap event in Baton Rouge to talk food safety. (Runtime: 01:37)
Hummingbirds
Students study migrating hummingbirds
(Video 09/16/15) Louisiana is an important refueling stop in the hummingbird’s winter migration, and one Baton Rouge backyard has a lot of fuel for the tiny birds. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard visited Luke Laborde’s home with a group of LSU students studying Louisiana wildlife. (Runtime: 01: 53)
Soybean
Soybean crop falls short of last year's record
(Video 09/16/15) Farmers across Louisiana are busy harvesting soybeans, Louisiana’s largest crop in terms of acreage. Last year was a record yield for producers, but this year’s growing conditions were less kind. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has this report. (Runtime: 01:34)
Delcambre Direct
Louisiana shrimpers sell to online customers
(Video 09/02/15) Louisiana shrimpers are struggling with extremely low wholesale prices. To increase their sales directly to consumers, which fetch a higher price, shrimpers are now turning to the Internet. LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has the story. (Runtime: 01:46)
Grower Exchange
Neighbors exchange produce from their gardens
(Video 09/02/15) Need basil for a recipe? No need to run to the store when you can get it from your neighbor’s backyard. That is the idea behind grower exchanges that are popping up in neighborhoods like one in Baton Rouge. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story. (Runtime: 01:59)
Rice
Weather conditions hinder rice growth
(Video 08/19/15) Louisiana farmers are harvesting their rice crop. It’s been a challenging year with rain and cloud cover. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that yields are down but aren’t that bad, considering the weather. (Runtime: 01:17)
Corn Harvest
Louisiana corn crop shows promising yield
(Video 08/19/15) Louisiana farmers are busy harvesting this year’s corn crop. Will it set a new record for yield? LSU AgCenter correspondent Craig Gautreaux has this report. (Runtime: 01:34)
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