• Disaster Assistance Options for Louisiana Rice Producers

    Aug 25, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) county emergency boards are currently working with interested parties such as Louisiana rice growers, the LSU AgCenter, and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to assess damages in the field. These reports will be used as part of the request to USDA for Secretarial Disaster Designation.
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  • Louisiana Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

    Aug 24, 2016
    At an emergency response meeting at Christian and Julie Richard's farm yesterday, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Mike Strain announced that he had requested a Secretarial Disaster Declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would trigger critical federal disaster assistance programs. Strain said that more than 28 parishes are affected by the flooding and the recent Presidential Disaster Declaration does not cover them all.
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  • Acadia Parish Holds Emergency Response Meeting

    Aug 19, 2016
    More than 150 people attended an emergency response meeting held here today to update farmers on recovery efforts from the catastrophic flood that has devastated Louisiana, and to provide information on local, state, and federal resources available to the business and agricultural communities.
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  • Initial Reports on Impact of Flooding on Rice Crop in Southern Louisiana

    Aug 16, 2016
    More than 20 inches of rain have fallen in southwest Louisiana since last week, and with more on the way, the full scope of damage due to historic flooding in the area won't become clear until the water recedes.
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