Jeff Davis Parish Youth Crowned 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Queen
U.S. Sugar Supplies Expected to be Tight for 2018-19
By Allie Doise, Louisiana Farm Bureau News
Caroline Hardy, 19, of Jefferson Davis Parish covered her mouth in awe when she was named the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Queen Saturday night during the organization’s 96th Annual Convention.
Louisiana Century Farm Award Recipients Named at 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention
By Sam Irwin, American Sugarcane League
NEW ORLEANS — The United States Department of Agriculture is expecting sugar beet production to be reduced about four percent and sugarcane about three percent from 2017-18 levels for the 2018-19 crop years, said LSU AgCenter economist Michael Deliberto.
Farm Babe fights farming misinformation one post at a time
By Veronica Mosgrove, La. Department of Agriculture and Forestry
NEW ORLEANS — Six Louisiana families are the recipients of the Louisiana Century Farm Award. This award, administered by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) and the LSU AgCenter, is given to families who have owned and consistently farmed on Louisiana land for at least 100 years.
Vermilion Parish youth wins Talk Meet at 2018 La. Farm Bureau Convention
By Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter
NEW ORLEANS — Nearly 90 miles from the nearest Starbucks in the northeast corner of Iowa, Michelle Miller’s fashion degree doesn’t mean much. Her days working for Gucci on Rodeo Drive are a distant memory. Expensive organic groceries no longer put a dent in her wallet.
St. James, Calcasieu Parish Youth Win Big at La. Farm Bureau Talent Contest
By Linda Benedict, LSU AgCenter
NEW ORLEANS — More face-to-face communication with the urban population is one of the strongest tools farmers can use to help public perception of the family farm, according to Bret Lee, 19, of Abbeville who took first place in the Talk Meet Contest at the 96th Annual Convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.
Immigration, Labor Reform Top Priority at 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
By Sam Irwin, Louisiana Farm Bureau News
NEW ORLEANS - Breleigh Bentivegna of East St. James Parish and the brother duo of Ashton and Ivan Aucoin of Calcasieu Parish took first place honors in their divisions at the talent show of the 96th Annual Convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel June 22.
Vermilion Parish Teacher Wins La. Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award
By Neil Melancon, Louisiana Farm Bureau News
NEW ORLEANS, La.—As hundreds of farm families gathered for the 2018 Convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, two major pieces of legislation that affect them moved through Congress and both were hot topics of conversation.
East Baton Rouge Parish Produce Farmer Selected 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Woman
By Carey Martin, Louisiana Farm Bureau News
NEW ORLEANS - It all started with horseback riding lessons in a sugarcane field. Little did Donaldsonville native Jamie Lee know that those lessons were the beginning of a journey that would lead her to win the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture award.
Louisiana Farm Bureau Honors Parishes, Volunteers at 96th Annual Meeting
By Frankie Gould, LSU AgCenter
NEW ORLEANS–Kacie Luckett, a Central and East Baton Rouge Parish native, was selected the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Woman, Thursday evening at the 96th Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention.
Simoneaux Claims Discussion Meet Crown At 96th LFBF Convention
By Avery Davidson, Louisiana Farm Bureau News
NEW ORLEANS—For the second year in a row, the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation recognized the Rapides Parish Farm Bureau with the President’s Award. Rapides Parish Farm Bureau President Bill Cheek accepted the award on stage Thursday night at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.
Caddo Parish Couple Wins Top Young Farmer Award
By Chuck Cannon, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation
NEW ORLEANS, LA. — “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
That was the motto Stephen Simoneaux said he used to win the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet at the 96th Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention here at the Marriott Hotel June 21.
By Neil Melançon, Louisiana Farm Bureau News
NEW ORLEANS — Usually for Jacob and Kari Rumbaugh, each morning begins with a long list of daily chores on their farm in Dixie, La.