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Louisiana Summary
Louisiana AgSummary
An accounting of the value of agriculture in Louisiana. Agents and specialists of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, as well as other agencies - both private and public - compile this information. It focuses on the animal, forestry, fisheries, plant and wildlife commodities that comprise our vital agricultural industry. This industry continues to contribute significantly to the state's economy with the potential for increased impacts through value-added processing.
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Navigating Your Way to A New Home - Unit 1
Unit 1 - Complete unit materials cover: renting versus owning, housing priorities, how to evaluate homes and house plans, how to determine housing price limits, how to choose your home-buying professional team, shopping resources, how to negotiate purchase price of home, your housing rights and what needs inspecting prior to purchasing a home.
Unit 2
Staying on Course with Financial Management
Complete Unit 2 materials cover: Organizing your family finances by setting goals, developing a cash flow worksheet and net worth statement, developing a budget and managing your credit. In addition, find helpful tips on homeowner tax planning, stretching your dollars and saving and preventing identiy theft.
Unit 3
Sailing Through the Mortgage Process
Unit 3: Understand mortgage terms and loan programs, know the questions to ask before choosing a mortgage and how to shop wisely for one. Be prepared when applying for a mortgage loan and know what will be needed at closing. Also learn how to avoid subprime loans.
Unit 4
Keeping a Safe Harbor: Maintaining & Protecting Your Home
Unit 4. After the home purchase learn to maintain its value, properly secure and insure your home investment, avoid home repair rip-offs and prevent foreclosure. In addition, learn the life expectancy of your home appliances and home sytems and how to improve the health of your home.
Biomass Energy
Biomass Energy Resources in Louisiana
A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. (PDF format only)
Be On Guard When Shopping For Holiday Gifts Online
Online shopping in the United States rises approximately 30 percent each holiday season because it can save time, money and effort. But sizing up your finds on the Internet is a little different from checking out items at a mall or shop, says LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker.
2007 Aquaculture Budgets
2007 Projected Louisiana Crawfish and Catfish Production Costs
This report presents estimates of projected costs for crawfish and catfish production in Louisiana for 2007.
2007 Beef, Dairy and Forage Budgets
2007 Louisiana Projected Beef Cattle, Dairy and Forage Crop Production Costs
This report presents estimates of projected production costs for beef cattle, dairy and forage-crop production in Louisiana for 2007.
2010 Commodity Budgets
2010 Projected Costs and Returns - Cotton, Soybeans, Grain Sorghum and Wheat, Louisiana
This report presents projected commodity production costs and returns for cotton, soybeans, grain sorghum and wheat produced in Louisiana for the 2010 crop year.
2006 crawfish and catfish budgets
2006 Projected Crawfish and Catfish Production Costs for Louisiana
This report presents estimates of projected production costs for crawfish and catfish production in Louisiana for 2006.
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
The dollar amounts, which are estimates of reduced revenue and increased costs, are broken down by storm and commodity. Total estimated costs are also provided.
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
The dollar amounts, which are estimates of reduced revenue and increased costs, are broken down by storm and commodity. Total estimated costs are also provided.
Homebuyer Education Program Graduate Succeeds
View the inspiring story of one family's journey from losing their home in Hurricane Rita to becoming the proud owners of a home of their own after completing the "Charting Your Course to Homeownership" homebuyer education program.
Homebuyer Education Graduates Achieve Their Dream
View the story of one couple's path to achieving their "American Dream" of owning a home. Graduates of the "Charting Your Course to Homeownership" homebuyer education program relate their successful journey.
Pet Ownership Costs
Pet care costs become even more of an issue during a recession. Before adding a new pet to your family, assess what you can afford based on annual cost estimates for various types of pets.
Understand Ground Rules For Purchasing And Using Gift Cards
Sixty-six percent of shoppers are planning to purchase a gift card this year, with sales expected to top $55.5 billion. Gift cards are great for holiday giving – recipients love the option to pick out the exact item, color and size that they want, and givers enjoy their one-size-fits-all convenience and easy availability.
SAIL Take Charge of Credit
Take Control of Your Credit
Materials covered in the Saving and Investing for Life; Take Control of Your Credit unit include how to obtain, read and analyze your credit report and understanding your credit score. Also includes information regarding the Credit CARD Act of 2009.
Volunteers Can Claim Expenses On Tax Forms
A number of tax benefits are available to volunteers. Donors and volunteers can deduct out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the services given to a charitable organization if they itemize deductions on their tax returns.
Ornamental Crop Budgets
2008 Enterprise Budgets for Ornamental Crops in Plant Hardiness Zones 8 and 9
The report includes enterprise production cost budgets for the following container-grown ornamental crops in plant hardiness zones 8 and 9: indica azalea, crape myrtle, liriope, southern live oak, lantana and fig.
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