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Soybean farmers get a late start in planting
soybean planting

(Video 04/30/14) With a cool and wet spring, farmers were slow getting in their fields. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that soybeans are finally going into the ground. (Runtime: 1:55 seconds)

Wheat crop survives winter freezes

(Video 03/19/14) The cold winter hasn’t done much damage to the state’s wheat crop. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that the crop is in good shape heading into spring. (Runtime: 1:20 seconds)

Cold, wet weather delays corn planting
corn planting

(Video 03/19/14) The cold, wet winter is hampering spring planting. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard reports that corn planting is behind schedule and fewer acres than expected may be planted if the state doesn’t soon see warmer, drier weather. (Runtime 1:20 seconds)

Anthony Plattsmier, St. Landry Parish
Anthony Plattsmier farms approximately 500 acres of rice and soybeans in St. Landry Parish. He has participated in the LSU AgCenter's rice verification program. (Running time: 1:10)

Wheat crop in good condition
(Radio News 04/20/12) Wheat producers have had some anxious moments this season. A warm and wet winter is ideal for diseases that target wheat. And the warm and drier weather over the past several weeks has caused the wheat to mature early according to LSU AgCenter wheat specialist Ed Twidwell. (Runtime 1:04)
Faces of Louisiana Agriculture: Charles Staples
(Video) Charles Staples has been milking dairy cows nearly every day of the week for the past 54 years. He arises at 1:30 in the morning to begin a day that involves milking approximately 100 head of Holstein dairy cattle. And he does not plan to retire anytime soon. (Runtime: 3:50)
Faces of Louisiana Agriculture: Hank Rabb
(Video) Hank Rabb is a fourth-generation farmer from Tensas Parish. This St. Joseph resident grows primarily corn and cotton and is experimenting with his first wheat crop. While he grows more than 2,000 acres of corn, he is most fond of seeing white bolls of cotton glistening under a harvest moon. (Runtime: 3:24)
How Many Blueberry Plants Are Needed?
(Video, 0:55) Now that you've decided which blueberry varieties you want to plant, how many blueberry bushes should you order? David Himelrick of the LSU AgCenter says it's a question of how much you like blueberries. Watch this video and find out how to determine how many blueberry bushes you should order.
About the Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology Department
(Video, 2:15) The LSU AgCenter’s Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology faculty work to combat diseases and environmental stresses that affect crops and ornamental plants grown in Louisiana.
Faces of Louisiana Agriculture: Christian Richard
(Video) Christian Richard, who farms 2,000 acres of rice, soybeans and crawfish in Kaplan, was named the 2010 Outstanding Louisiana Master Farmer. Bruce Schultz, communications specialist, joins him in his tractor cab as he’s planting rice to talk to him about farming and the latest technology he uses. (5 min.)
Faces of Louisiana Agriculture: Charlie Gravois
Watch this video to learn more about Charlie Gravois.
(Video) For three generations, the Gravois family has worked the fields near Vacherie in St. James Parish producing sugarcane, cattle and soybeans. Gravois was the 2011 Louisiana Farmer of the Year. (4 min.)
Faces of Louisiana Agriculture: Dennis Kieffer
Watch this video to learn more about Dennis Kieffer.
(Video) Dennis Kieffer is a cattle and hay producer and farm manager in Wheeling in Winn Parish. His company, Circle K Cattle, oversees both registered and commercial herds. Learn more about the Louisiana's cattle industry. (4 min.)
Faces of Louisiana Agriculture: Bobby Morris
Watch this video to learn more about Bobby Morris.
(Video) Bobby Morris is a fourth-generation farmer who specializes in sugarcane. He thinks farming is the perfect lifestyle that allows him to involve his family in his profession. (4 min.)