• Harvey Moves Through Louisiana

    Aug 31, 2017
    Tropical Storm Harvey is cutting a wide path across the Mid-South as heavy rain and winds up to 40 mph move through rice growing regions in the area. Early yields had indicated an average year here and a bumper crop for northeast Louisiana so a lot is riding on what the weather does in the next couple of days.
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  • U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business Holds Field Hearing in Louisiana

    Aug 25, 2017
    Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted a field hearing here entitled “Growing Opportunities for Business and Small Farmers in Acadiana” that focused on the challenges facing Louisiana’s small business owners and farmers.
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  • Rice Harvest Field Report: South Louisiana

    Aug 01, 2017
    By now, if you haven’t read or heard about how the harvest began in the south part of the state, you must have been hiding under a rock, or more appropriately, an umbrella. Consistent days of rain showers, some episodes producing much more rain fall than others, have made the start of this year’s harvest more challenging than most would prefer.
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