(Audio News 11/30/12) Farmers have planted most of Louisiana’s wheat crop. Planting started at the beginning of November, and with good weather, it went quickly. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio News 11/16/12) The cost of a typical Thanksgiving meal is up 13 percent this year. An LSU AgCenter survey shows the 2012 Thanksgiving market basket will average $44.35 for 10 people. (Runtime: 1:50)
(Audio News 11/15/12) Along the midway at any typical fair you can find games, rides and various foods sold on a stick. But the State Fair of Louisiana offers something more – an interactive journey through Louisiana agriculture. LSU AgCenter’s AgMagic at the State Fair in Shreveport links the food and fiber products used every day to the farmers, ranchers and foresters who help produce them. LSU AgCenter 4-H Regional Coordinator Karen Martin explains. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio News 11/14/12) Farmers are wrapping up Louisiana’s sweet potato harvest. The vegetable is especially popular this time of the year. LSU AgCenter sweet potato specialist Tara Smith says despite some concerns late in the growing season, farmers brought in a good crop.
(Audio 11/06/12) Cattle producers may benefit from including dry distillers grain, a byproduct of ethanol production, into their cows' diet. LSU AgCenter animal scientist Ryon Walker conducted research on feeding supplements and found fertility in mature cows increases with distillers grain when compared with a liquid supplement.
(Audio News 11/02/12) Yields are showing that Hurricane Isaac’s winds and rain didn’t have a lasting effect on the state’s sugarcane crop. With dry weather throughout most of October, farmers have had ideal harvesting conditions. Growing conditions were good as well. Farmers have harvested about 30 percent of the crop, and LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois says what they are getting so far is really promising. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio News 10/31/12) Michael Blazier’s timber work is taking him into research on biofuels. The LSU AgCenter forester is working with switchgrass planted around trees. The plant is showing promise as a biofuel that can grow on marginal land with few resources. (Runtime: 1:35)