Louisianians embraced the notion of free trade and fought trade barriers long before this was a state. The Spanish mercantile system stymied early, needy French Louisianians who swapped goods illegally with the Spanish at Natchitoches and Los Adaes in the 18th century. It frustrated frontier Americans who wanted access to the port of New Orleans and its market before Thomas Jefferson purchased Louisiana from the French.
Bruce Schultz / LSU AgCenter
Finding a solution to controlling an insect that threatens the key vegetation in coastal Louisiana will require extensive research by the LSU AgCenter working with several other state agencies that met on June 14 to give an update on the problem. The potential threat, and the LSU AgCenter plan for the research to devise a solution, were outlined for state and national media at the meeting.
MAMOU — Continual rainfall in the past few days has farmers worried about disease problems in their rice crop, an LSU AgCenter plant pathologist said at rice field days held in Jefferson Davis and Evangeline parishes. “In the last week and a half, I’ve probably had 20 to 30 disease calls,” said LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Don Groth, speaking at the Evangeline Parish rice field day on June 1. Groth also spoke about those concerns at the field day held the previous day in Fenton.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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