LRN & LFB Merge Ag News Programming
On August 6, 2012, the Louisiana Farm Bureau Radio Network merged its farm broadcasting operations with the Louisiana Radio Network’s Agri-News division, creating one of the largest farm radio networks in the South—LFBARN.
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This Week's Show
WET SOYBEAN HARVEST: A million acres of beans are coming in—literally. That's how many acres Louisiana producers grew this year and while their counterparts in the Midwest are suffering from drought, we have the opposite problem. TWILA TV's A.J. Sabine tells us too much rain is hampering this year's harvest.
4 PARISHES NAMED PRIMARY DROUGHT DISASTER AREAS: While Louisiana has gotten more rain than most other state's this year, four parishes were still declared part of the primary drought disaster area, while seven were in the secondary area.
>> Drought Disaster Information
MISSISSIPPI RIVER UPDATE: Some good news along the Mississippi—dredging work should be complete along stretches of the river by Sept. 1 that should re-open the Port of Lake Providence. However, no amount of dredging will get more water to flow down the river and the ports are still endangered by low river levels.
>> Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Summary & Forecasts
FIRE ANT FREE HAY: Just like last year, many Louisiana growers are shipping hay across state lines to drought-stricken areas. However, with the drought more widespread than 2011, hay going to areas outside the fire-ant quarantine zone must be certified by the state as fire ant free. TWILA TV's Avery Davidson has the story.
>> Fire Ant Free Hay Brochure
NEW SWEET POTATO VARIETIES: The LSU AgCenter is kicking out the new yams! Join TWILA TV's Kristen Oaks as she heads to the Sweet Potato Field Day to see two new varieties grown right here in Louisiana.
>> New Sweet Potato Varieties
LEGISLATIVE SESSION REVIEW: TWILA TV Correspondent Tammi Arender looks back at the 2012 legislative session—laws passed this spring are just now going into effect. What does that mean for you?
>> Register for Voter Voice
LOUISIANA SOY PRODUCTION MINUTE—FUNDING RESEARCH: Record yields for soybeans in Louisiana this year start with research into the genetics of the soybean plant. On this edition of the Louisiana Soy Production Minute, find out how research affects both yield and acreage.
>> Beyond the Bean (Our Soy Checkoff)
AG TECHNOLOGY—PART 1: TWILA TV's Kristen Oaks begins a series looking at technology in agriculture and this week's Ag Minute shows the increasing role tech plays in agriculture. Far from just sows and plows, modern agriculture is a cybernetic creature—part organic and part advanced technology.
SUGAR EXPORT LICENSE: The Louisiana sugar industry now has a leg up on world market competition with a new USDA export license.
>> Sugar Re-Export Programs
DAIRY PRICES: Paying too much for milk? Get ready to pay four percent more next year. Find out why on this week's Bottom Line.