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  • Crawfish Farmers Still Dealing with Flooding

    January 23, 2013 7:09 PM

    Some areas are drying out, but others are still battling the water, especially in Northern Vermilion Parish. Crawfish farmers are scrambling to save their harvest and for many, it's a waiting game until they can get back to their fields and some farmers are facing a total loss. ... more »
  • Farmers are Ready for a Break from the Rain

    July 27, 2011 7:19 PM

    It's going on three weeks of constant rain in some parts of Acadiana. Many residents are getting tired of it and so are local farmers. During the first few weeks of Summer Sugarcane Farmer, Tim Albert, said, "we were getting concerned. We were actually on vacation when it started... more »
  • Feds develop policy for offshore fish farming

    February 9, 2011 9:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration said on Wednesday it supports the farming of fish in federal waters, but that the practice needs to be done in a safe and scientifically sound manner. In the Gulf of Mexico, businesses have proposed growing fish on unused oil and natural... more »
  • Migrant Workers in Acadiana

    November 23, 2010 9:41 AM

    In 1960, one of America's most respected journalists, Edward R. Murrow, showcased the plight of migrant farm workers in America as Americans were pushing their chairs away from the table after Thanksgiving. His highly revered documentary "Harvest of Shame" entered living rooms across America and is cited as an... more »
  • Farming Methods Around the Wetlands

    October 13, 2009 7:54 AM

    It's a history lesson in Vermilionville. Dr. Whitney Broussard will be on hand today (October 13) discussing farming methods around the wetlands from the 16-hundreds and how the land has shifted over the past 300 years. There will be an interactive demonstration and a question and answer session. The free... more »

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