Agriculture

Cutline: A ship is loaded with soybeans at the Louis Dreyfuss Grain Elevator in Port Allen on the Mississippi River. An LSU AgCenter analysis of soybean trade tensions with China projects the state’s ports will likely be affected by reduced shipments to China. Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter

Soybean demand is strong

Worldwide demand for U.S. soybeans remains strong in the midst of a trade war, and China still needs America’s soybeans, according to an LSU AgCenter report on trade tensions with China.
“There are, as yet, no signs of slowing global demand for U.S. soybeans, which is positive,” the report says.
In the short term, China will continue to buy U.S. soybeans at a reduced volume, even with the tariffs, but a bigger reduction is likely if the continued conflict becomes a long-term, according to the report.

High tariffs cause soybean price to plummet

American farmers receive billions of dollars in federal aid every year to protect them when prices fall due to weather or market fluctuations.

President Donald Trump’s proposal to place tariffs on imported goods has affected farmers in Avoyelles Parish and across the nation as prices drop and supplies pile up as other countries impose tariffs to counter Trump's actions.

Furrow irrigation noted at rice field day

Farmers heard about the benefits and challenges of growing furrow-irrigated rice at an LSU AgCenter row rice field day on July 18.
The event was held at the Elliot Colvin Farm near Rayville, where the LSU AgCenter has one of three research fields in a project funded by the Louisiana Rice Research Board. The other two sites are in Tensas and Morehouse parishes.
Keith Collins, AgCenter agent in Richland Parish, estimated that about 10 percent of the 60,000 acres of rice grown in northeast Louisiana use this practice.

LSU AgCenter sets rice field days

The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of field days to help rice farmers learn about the latest recommended practices to improve their crop production.
Experts will make presentations on variety development, fertility, growing soybeans and controlling problems of diseases, insects and weeds.
“These field days give us the chance to provide details about our research projects,” said Don Groth, resident coordinator of the AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. “Also, our scientists will be available to answer questions from growers.”

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This white sedan was seen on video surveillance in the area of three burglaries in the northern area of Acadia Parish.

Burglaries in northern area of parish focus of Acadia Crime Stoppers

Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating three separate home burglaries which occurred on April 17 in the northern portion of Acadia Parish.
Victims residing on Fournerat Road, the Eunice-Iota Highway and Schultz Road, returned home to find that their homes had been forcefully entered. While inside these residences, suspects rummaged through various areas of the homes stealing jewelry, electronics and guns.

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