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Linda Benedict  |  12/3/2009 3:25:02 AM

2006 Awards Presented to Top Faculty, Staff
Six individuals and three teams won top honors during the LSU AgCenter’s Annual Conference Dec. 18-19, 2006. Read more.

Farmers Predict Planting 'a lot of corn
Farmers Dan Bedgood and Erick Cherene of Madison Parish have a quick answer when asked to describe the upcoming 2007 growing season in North Louisiana. “A lot of corn,” they say in unison.
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Two new forestry companies move to central Louisiana
More than 135 private landowners, loggers and forest industry leaders participated in the LSU AgCenter’s Central Louisiana Forestry Forum on Jan. 30, 2007, to learn about the challenges still facing the industry more than a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Read more. 

Rice seed free of Liberty Link
An independent lab has determined that rice seed for sale this year by the LSU AgCenter’s Rice Research Station is free of Liberty Link, according to Steve Linscombe, the station director. Read more.

Rice farmers approve checkoff fee renewals 
Louisiana rice producers have approved five-year renewals of checkoff fees on their crops to fund research and promotion.
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Speakers focus on ethanol at AgOutlook 
With the 2007 farm bill on the horizon, speakers at the 2007 AgOutlook conference in Baton Rouge on Jan. 23, 2007, talked about issues the new bill may involve as it makes its way through Congress this year. Read more.

Congressional proposal supports turtle farmers
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Sen. David Vitter, R-La., have co-sponsored a bill to permit the domestic sale of baby turtles in the United States. Read more.

Griffin receives national weed science research award
Jim Griffin, Lee Mason LSU Alumni Association Professor in the School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences, received the Weed Science Society of America Outstanding Research Award at the Society’s annual meeting held in San Antonio, Texas, in February 2007. Read more.

Hammond Research Station Targets 'Green' Industry
After more than 80 years of service to the fruit and vegetable growers in Southeast Louisiana, the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station has a new initiative. Read more.

(These articles were published in the winter 2007 issue of Louisiana Agriculture)

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