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Acadiana Rice Harvest – Conditions Improving

Experts speculate that this year's harvest will be about 7,000 pounds per acre. That is just off of last year's record crop by about 500 to 800 pounds per acre. Even though the yield is down from last year it is up considerably over yields of the past decades.

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Sugarcane Harvest Ramps Up With Beginning Of Grinding Season

It's time when drivers need to pay special attention for slow moving farm vehicles and slick spots on the roadways in and around the cane fields.

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Ag Teachers In Short Supply In Louisiana

Chances are when you were in high school there was an Ag teacher. Now a days the subject of agriculture is being pushed down the educational ladder as fewer and fewer qualified teachers are graduating into the field.

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Rice Harvest Underway In Acadiana

The rice harvest is underway in Louisiana and Acadiana. See what the experts are saying about this years crop and how it will compare to last year's incredible yields.

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Jeff Davis Sugar Mill Not A Sweet Deal For Taxpayers

A Bob Odom boondoggle winds up costing Louisiana Tax Payers over 70 million dollars.

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Peaches
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Outlook Not Peachy For Louisiana Peach Industry

A sweet treat from North Louisiana might fall victim to an underground catastrophe. Not everything is peachy for Ruston Peach growers.

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Former Louisiana Ag Commissoner Odom Dies

One of Louisiana's most influential leaders dies over the weekend. Bob Odom, former Ag Commissioner, was 78

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Cold Snap Could Delay Louisiana Strawberry Harvest

Chocolate dipped Louisiana Strawberries might be a bit scarce for Valentines Day. Cold weather has delayed the harvest of the state's largest fruit crop.

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Hurricane Isaac Could Be Big Blow For Louisiana Farmers [Audio]

Louisiana Secretary of Agriculture Mike Strain discusses the harvest season for Louisiana’s sugar cane and cotton crops. This year's harvest was really looking favorable. That was before Hurricane Isaac spun up through the Gulf of Mexico.

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