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Linda Benedict  |  3/2/2011 1:25:32 AM

Caffey honored with new rice variety
Friends, family and former co-workers of Rouse Caffey gathered Feb. 10 at the Rice Research Station in Crowley to celebrate the naming of a new rice variety in his honor. Read more.

New guidelines say for less salt
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines, released in January 2011 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services, are the first to address the U.S. problem of too many overweight or obese adults. Read more.

Nature tourism project gets $115,000
The LSU AgCenter has received a $115,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation to help make the northeast Louisiana parishes bordering the Mississippi River a better nature tourism destination. Read more.

Russin named interim vice chancellor, director
John Russin has been appointed the interim vice chancellor for the LSU AgCenter and the interim director of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. Read more.

Weeds top agenda at cotton, rice meeting
Farmers from across the Midsouth, along with researchers from the LSU AgCenter and several other universities, met Feb. 1-2, 2011, to share techniques and ideas at the National Conservation Cotton and Rice Conference. Read more.

Sugar Cane League honors Legendre
Ben Legendre, professor and head of the LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute at St. Gabriel, has received the 2010-2011 President’s Award from the American Sugar Cane League. Read more.

Temple Grandin urges better animal management
She rarely cracked a smile during her hour-long presentation, but internationally renowned animal scientist Temple Grandin cracked up the audience many times with her wry observations on the food industry. Read more.

(These articles were published in the winter 2011 issue of Louisiana Agriculture Magazine.)

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