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Rice, crawfish farmer elected to lead Louisiana Farm Bureau

Jim Harper

Jim Harper, a rice, crawfish, sugarcane and soybean farmer in Rapides Parish, has been elected as the 12th president of the Louisiana Farm Bureau. Harper now leads the state’s largest general farm organization at a pivotal moment where farmers face a number of issues in the state and nation. He succeeds Ronnie Anderson of Ethel, Louisiana, who served for 31 ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter plans crawfish workshops

louisiana crawfishing

The Louisiana State University AgCenter will host five crawfish meetings in south Louisiana to help producers get ready for the upcoming season. “Pond management, including water and vegetation management, are among the topics that will be addressed,” said Mark Shirley, LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant crawfish specialist. Shirley and Greg Lutz, also an LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter sets rice grower meetings for January, February

LSU AgCenter

The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of meetings to help rice farmers prepare for their 2019 crop. The educational sessions will provide farmers with advice on choosing varieties, land preparation, controlling pests and the new farm bill. Farmers also will hear updated information on new technologies, including herbicides, fungicides and insecticides registered last season. The sessions, which will include ... Read More »