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.
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A St. Martin Parish School Board contract to harvest cypress trees in the Atchafalaya Basin is under fire. The board agreed to sell its timber rights for $98,500 to Good Hope Inc. earlier this year. The school board owns 640 acres in the basin and it plans to allow timber... more »
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The 2011 sugar cane harvest is close to wrapping up, and industry watchers say Louisiana farmers should produce record levels of raw sugar this year. Kenneth Gravois, sugar-cane specialist with the LSU AgCenter says the total tonnage of cane harvested per acre in Louisiana will be... more »
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., announced the availability of a $550 million agricultural disaster relief program to help farmers who suffered through 2009's harvest season, the wettest on record. Among the eligible crops are upland cotton, rice, soybeans and sweet potatoes in Secretary of Agriculture-designated disaster areas damaged... more »
For many preachers the only part of their ministry that has anything to do with walking is the ever proverbial call for “sinners to walk down the aisle on Sundays.” But for one East Alabama pastor, walking has become an integral part of his life and the signature of... more »
Community leaders Second Harvest Food Bank member agency representatives and others gathered August 31 to reflect on the achievements of the greater Lafayette community and Second Harvest Food Bank in the five years following Hurricane Rita, and share the outlook for the fight against hunger in south Louisiana. Second Harvest... more »
One in every eight Louisianans can't afford to put food on their table. With the holidays upon us, those individuals are looking for help more than ever and so are the organizations that can make that happen.
Second Harvest Food Bank statewide will provide almost 4 million fewer meals... more »