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  • Growers Hope for 'Sweet' Season

    August 28, 2010 3:24 PM

    CHASE, La. (AP) - After two years of devastating weather, Northeastern Louisiana sweet potato growers are cautiously optimistic. "It looks like we could have one of the best crops we've had in years," Morehouse Parish grower Kelsey McKoin, who planted about 300 acres this year, said during the annual LSU... more »
  • Orchardists & Nursery Tree Growers May Apply for Benefits

    May 17, 2010 5:06 PM

    Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said that orchardists and nursery tree growers may apply for benefits under the USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Tree Assistance Program, which was authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill. Signup began on May 10, 2010, at local FSA offices. The Tree Assistance Program... more »
  • Refinery bringing hope of good times to Louisiana sugar

    February 19, 2010 9:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana sugar cane growers and the sugar processing industry are uniting to get the product from the fields to the consumer in a direct line. Cane growers hope the deal will boost their $2 billion annual industry, which has struggled with flat prices over two decades... more »

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