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  • Vermilion Parish farmer dies in crawfish pond

    May 17, 2014 7:51 PM

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff's office, a Kaplan man has lost his life today following a farm accident. The incident took place in a crawfish pond located off Meridian Line Road south of Kaplan. Vermilion Parish officials say the discovery happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, after another farmer... more »
  • Farmer Loses Thousands of Acres of Land to Flood Water

    May 18, 2011 11:23 AM

    The rising water is slowly taking over thousands of acres of farmland. The state estimates 18 thousand acres of crops will be lost, including two thousand acres of George Lacour's land. He owns the land surrounding the Morganza Control Center, it's typically dry and flourishing with crops. It been passed... more »
  • Eating Local Part 1

    May 5, 2011 7:06 PM

    We've all seen the ads encouraging us to shop local. That got us asking, how often do folks eat local? We found that there's a circle of food buyers and sellers that help boost Acadiana's economy. A routine morning in the kitchen at " Jolie's Bistro " in Lafayette... more »
  • Crucial New Levy in Intracoastal City

    October 7, 2010 5:20 PM

    A crucial levy in Vermilion Parish is finally finished, after years in the making. Hurricanes Rita and Ike destroyed a levy in Intracoastal city that blocked saltwater from ruining a staple in the Parish-- rice crops. "It was allowing saltwater into the Mermentau River basin, one of the... more »
  • Farmer Flooding Fields For Migrating Birds

    July 29, 2010 11:02 AM

    MAMOU, La. (AP) - Water gurgling from a well is flooding Craig Gautreaux's rice and crawfish fields, turning the farm into a wetland for migratory birds whose usual Gulf of Mexico wintering grounds are threatened by the oil spill. Across eight states, farmers such as Gautreaux are inundating fallow fields... more »
  • Major Tomato Grower Sustains Damage

    May 20, 2010 9:36 AM

    OAK GROVE, La. - One of the largest tomato growers in northeastern Louisiana says he will have a thin crop this year after his plants were damaged by an apparent herbicide overspray from a crop duster. Charles Holley says his 900 tomato plants in West Carroll Parish haven't produced a... more »
  • Sugarcane Crops- A Reason to Celebrate in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2009 1:46 PM

    The sugarcane season officially begins this weekend with the start of Iberia Parish's "Sugarcane Festival." This season is looking good-- a reason for farmers to celebrate. After hurricanes Gustav and Ike last year, sugarcane farmers got off to a late and rocky start. Their crops were severely damaged and... more »

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