(Distributed 10/31/06) Officials are seeking nominations for the next Louisiana Farmer of the Year through mid-December. Now in its 10th year, the annual award is intended to recognize the outstanding contributions made to Louisiana through agriculture.
(Distributed 10/25/06) After taking a firsthand look at the needs of New Orleans, officials with investment banking firm Goldman Sachs decided to lend some helping hands plus cash to the recovery effort.
(Distributed 10/23/06) Despite extremes in weather and a small decline in acreage over last year, an LSU AgCenter sweet potato expert predicts an average year for producers.
(Distributed 10/23/06) After nearly five years of hard times for sugarcane farmers, this year’s crop looks like it will be much better than the crops of the past few years, according to LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Dr. Ben Legendre.
(Distributed 10/10/06) The LSU AgCenter’s Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy has issued a call for abstracts for its 2007 national forum on socioeconomic research in coastal systems. Set for May 20-23 in New Orleans, the conference is titled "Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy."
(Distributed 10/10/06) Authorities are releasing a natural enemy of the pink hibiscus mealybug to try to bring this insect, which is a danger to both nursery and agricultural crops, under control, LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Dale Pollet said Tuesday (Oct. 10).
(Distributed 10/10/06) Children across Louisiana will learn to be smart about their bodies again this year as a unique nutrition, health and fitness educational program comes to schools across the state. "Smart Bodies" is an interactive program designed to help prevent childhood obesity through classroom activities that teach children about healthy eating habits and physical exercise.
(Distributed 10/06/06) Consumers will find an abundance of high quality Louisiana-grown citrus this year, according to growers and industry observers.
(Distributed 10/05/06) With 10 4-H’ers standing beside her at a ceremony in the Governor’s Mansion, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco signed a proclamation on Wednesday, Oct. 4, honoring National 4-H Week, which is being celebrated all over the country the week of Oct. 1-7.