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The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #29 - April 1, 2019

4/3/2019
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It’s no April Fools’ joke… The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast is back with Episode #29 for April 1, 2019. We’re packed full of information, as usual, with the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture. We’ll talk about the lightning fast planting pace that Louisiana farmers are on right now getting corn, rice, sorghum and soybeans in the ground. On Grassroots Government, we have our first visit with Dr. Carrie Castille, Louisiana Director of USDA Rural Development. She will fill...

Duration:01:00:26

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #28 - March 15, 2019

3/17/2019
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We’re overdue for another podcast, so here we go with Episode #28 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast. We have a very long news segment this time because we’re including excerpts from the induction speeches at the recent Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction Banquet. Four very deserving folks are now in the Hall, and you’ll hear from each of them, along with the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture. Rain and river flooding are on everyone’s minds right now, so we’ll...

Duration:00:55:07

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #27 - February 22, 2019

2/22/2019
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Another jam-packed podcast awaits on Episode #27 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture podcast. We cover a lot of ground in the news headlines, with stories on more flood relief money for Louisiana farmers, an increase in sugarcane acreage and a new insect control product available in our state for 2019. In “Grassroots Government” we check in with Louisiana Farm Bureau Lobbyist Joe Mapes to get his outlook on the upcoming legislative session and the election cycle we are now in. We’ll go “In...

Duration:00:42:39

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #26 - February 2, 2019

2/3/2019
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The cattle industry converged on New Orleans last week, and The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture was there to bring you all of the news and happenings from the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. On Episode #26 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we’ll hear from officials with the three organizations that came together for the Cattle Industry Convention. NCBA Lobbyist Colin Woodall will bring us up to date on all of the issues that NCBA is working on in Washington D.C.,...

Duration:01:03:42

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #25 - January 25, 2019

1/25/2019
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On Episode #25 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we take a look back at the Louisiana Rice Council and Louisiana Rice Growers Association’s joint annual meeting held earlier this month. It was a news-making event, and Don Molino was there to bring us the stories. We also discuss the opening of Farm Service Agency offices across Louisiana and the outlook for Louisiana cotton in 2019. On “Grassroots Government” we visit with former Louisiana Congressman Charles Boustany, who is...

Duration:00:45:21

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #24 - January 15, 2019

1/15/2019
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This is our first podcast of 2019! Episode #24 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast originates from the 100th Anniversary Convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation in New Orleans. President Donald Trump addressed the nation’s farmers and ranchers during the convention, and this podcast will bring you the highlights of President Trump’s hour-long speech, as well as reaction from Louisiana farmers and government officials. We caught up with Iberville Parish sugarcane farmer...

Duration:00:44:12

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #23 - December 14, 2018

12/16/2018
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This is our final podcast of 2018, and it is Episode #23 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast. We cover a lot of news on this final podcast of the year. Don Molino attended the USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Diego and brings us several stories from that meeting. Avery Davidson attended the DTN/Progressive Farmer Ag Summit in Chicago and reports on a very special award given to a young Louisiana farm couple. In our “Grassroots Government” segment, we welcome back Congressman...

Duration:00:47:37

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #22 - November 30, 2018

11/30/2018
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The Holidays are here and we’re now at Episode #22 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast. In news headlines, we will take a look at the 2018 Louisiana harvest season, as farmers are in the middle of sugarcane and second crop rice harvest, while wrapping up harvest of the soybean and cotton crops. Don Molino will also look into the beginning of the 2019 crawfish season. Louisiana’s 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham checks in to give us some information on a bill he filed last...

Duration:00:45:26

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #21 - November 9, 2018

11/10/2018
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Episode #21 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast originates from Kansas City, Missouri, where we’re attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual convention. There are a lot of newsmakers here, so we’ll bring you a lot of stories in our opening news segment from Kansas City, as well as several stories from back home in Louisiana. Avery Davidson, host of the weekly television show “This Week in Louisiana Agriculture” chips in to help us out while we’re on the road...

Duration:00:50:10

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #20 - October 29, 2018

10/30/2018
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We’ve hit the big 2-0! It’s Episode 20 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast. We get it started with news headlines, where we will hear about the fight to keep the boll weevil out of Louisiana. Two boll weevils have been trapped in Mississippi, and Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain tells us what is being done to keep our state free of that pest. We will also hear from Louisiana Farm Service Agency Director Craig McCain about two programs that are...

Duration:00:38:48

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #19 - October 12, 2018

10/14/2018
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On Episode #19 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we dive into the dire situation that many Louisiana soybean farmers are facing this fall with constant rains and damaged beans. However, the Louisiana cotton crop is looking very good according to LSU AgCenter Cotton Specialist Dan Fromme. We have a very special guest on Grassroots Government this week. US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue visited Louisiana last week, and we caught up with him at Raceland Sugars. We visited...

Duration:00:37:44

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #18 - September 28, 2018

9/28/2018
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On Episode #18 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we’ll get you caught up with the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture, including stories on all of the problems that wet weather is causing Louisiana farmers trying to get the 2018 crops out of the field. Louisiana Farm Bureau Lobbyist Joe Mapes and Caddo Parish Cattleman Marty Wooldridge will check in with us on Grassroots Government to give us an update on a meeting they had this week with the Louisiana Department of...

Duration:00:46:57

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #17 - September 7, 2018

9/9/2018
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On Episode #17 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we hear from Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain about hurricane preparedness, after dodging a bullet last week with Hurricane Gordon. Congressman Ralph Abraham sits on the House/Senate Conference Committee for the 2018 Farm Bill. The committee met for the first time last week, so we’ll get an update on what’s happening from Dr. Abraham. Sugarcane planting is rolling full-speed ahead in Louisiana, so...

Duration:00:40:43

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #16 - August 24, 2018

8/27/2018
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We cover a lot of ground on Episode #16 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, starting with the latest Louisiana Ag News Headlines. Iraq purchased U.S. rice this week, which is great news for Louisiana rice farmers. We will hear about the new denim plant in Vidalia, and we hear from two Louisiana farmers about the current international trade situation. In Grassroots Government, the President of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, Ronnie Anderson, joins us to discuss the WOTUS...

Duration:00:41:53

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #15 - August 17, 2018

8/20/2018
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We’ve made it to Episode #15 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast. Our formula seems to be working, so we’ll stick to it by starting off with Louisiana Ag News Headlines. USDA issued several reports over the past week, so we’ll take a look at all of those numbers and try to make some sense of them. Congressman Ralph Abraham checks in with us to give us an update on the 2018 Farm Bill. He is a member of the Conference Committee and will talk about the progress being made on the bill....

Duration:00:44:51

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #14 - August 3, 2018

8/5/2018
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On Episode #14 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture, we bring you up to date on the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture, followed by a visit from Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain. We’ll go “In the Field” to talk to Jason Anderson, a diversified farmer from Red River Parish. Jason has greenhouses, vegetables, corn, soybeans, cattle and more, and he’ll give us an update on the 2018 growing season on his farm. Greg Fox and Dave Foster stop by to...

Duration:00:40:38

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #13 - July 27, 2018

7/27/2018
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It’s lucky Episode #13 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast. We kick it off with a look at the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture, followed by a visit with Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Lobbyist Joe Mapes. Joe will recap the final special session of the Louisiana Legislature, and a look ahead to what’s happening in the fall. We’ll go “In the Field” to get a corn harvest update from Donald Schexnayder, who farms in Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge Parishes. Our...

Duration:00:36:08

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #12 - July 20, 2018

7/20/2018
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We’re back after a two week break with Episode #12 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast for July 20, 2018. We kick off the podcast with the latest news headlines in Louisiana agriculture, followed by a visit with Louisiana 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham, who was recently named a member of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee. We go “In the Field” to talk with Jeff Landry, owner of Landry Vineyards in West Monroe. Our regular market analysts Greg Fox, Mark Tall and Dave...

Duration:00:42:26

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #11 - June 29, 2018

6/29/2018
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On Episode #11 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast, we continue to bring you news from the recent Louisiana Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans. It was a very busy convention, with more news than we could put into the podcast last week, so we will play some catch-up this week with more news and interviews. Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain is featured in our Grassroots Government segment this week, giving us his view of what’s been happening in...

Duration:00:38:38

The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast #10 - June 23, 2018

6/23/2018
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Episode #10 of The Voice of Louisiana Agriculture Podcast originates from the 96th Annual Convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. It's the state's largest farm gathering, and we have a lot of news coming out of the convention this year. The US House of Representatives passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill last week, so we will have reaction from those in attendance here in New Orleans. Joe Mapes will give us an update on the 3rd Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature,...