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Livestock show ethics, animal welfare task force being formed
(Distributed 01/30/09) The LSU AgCenter is joining with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to develop a livestock show ethics and animal welfare task force, according to LSU AgCenter officials.

Many low-maintenance roses now on the market
(Distributed 01/30/09) Growing roses in Louisiana has been a challenge for home gardeners, mainly because of diseases brought on by our environment. Heat and humidity adversely affect the many rose varieties we grow.

Valentine program set to boost military kids’ spirits
(Distributed 01/29/09) The LSU AgCenter’s Operation: Military Kids program has joined with I CARE-Baton Rouge to provide Valentine’s Day cards to Louisiana’s deployed military personnel and their children.

Early crawfish catch points to slow season
(Distributed 01/28/09) Almost immediately after the holidays, south Louisiana consumers start thinking about crawfish. Crawfish boils aren’t uncommon the first warm weekend of the year.

LSU AgCenter forester to lead bike tour of Shreveport’s significant trees
(Distributed 01/27/09) A community meeting to plan Vélo Dendro S, a leisurely bicycle tour of Shreveport’s most significant trees, brought law enforcement, elected officials, bike club members and representatives of the LSU AgCenter to Columbia Café Jan. 20.
Mobile Classroom stopping in Homer Mar. 24-26
(Distributed 01/27/09) A mobile classroom that offers free business classes will set up shop in Homer March 24-26.
2009 ag outlook challenging, LSU AgCenter experts say
(Distributed 1/27/09) Falling futures prices for farm commodities combined with a general economic effect on demand and the leftover effects of hurricanes Gustav and Ike will put Louisiana farmers in a bind for 2009, according to economists in the LSU AgCenter.
LSU AgCenter offers 3 e-business classes starting Feb. 17
(Distributed 1/26/09) The LSU AgCenter, the Southern University Ag Center and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development will offer e-business training at three Louisiana locations.
LSU AgCenter hosts cotton, feed grain meeting Feb. 20 in Natchitoches
(Distributed 1/26/09) LSU AgCenter scientists will conduct a cotton and feed grain production meeting for Natchitoches and Red River parish growers on Feb. 20 in Natchitoches.
Take financial control for peace of mind
(Distributed 01/26/09) People who feel a sense of control over life’s events are often happier, cope better and are more resilient in times of stress than others, according to LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker. One of the best ways to take charge of your finances in today’s uncertain economy is to set a savings goal, Tucker says.
King cake OK in moderation
(Radio News 01/26/09) You can have your king cake and eat it too; just do it moderation, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Garden needs attention in winter
(Radio News 01/26/09) Think there is nothing to do in the yard or garden this time of the year? LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske says think again. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
Spinach loves cool weather
(Radio News 01/26/09) Spinach loves cool weather, and for gardeners who love spinach, now is the time to get it in the ground. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske says you need to plant spinach at least 60 days before the heat settles in and that hybrid varieties work best. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
January is a good time to prune roses
(Audio 01/26/09) We prune our roses in Louisiana about twice a year -- once in late January and again sometime in late August. When you prune, do it according to what your roses need. (Runtime: 60 seconds)