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TitleNational Farmers Market Week Declared
Release Date7/29/2014
 
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said let us all show we support our local farmers markets.
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TitlePress Release: Invasive Emerald Ash Borer
Release Date7/23/2014
 
Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the USDA is conducting trap surveys across Louisiana to watch for possible Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetles following the recent discovery of the ash tree pest in Arkansas.
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TitleSecond Listening Session on EPA Water Rules Set for July 30 in Winnsboro
Release Date7/16/2014
 
A second listening session is scheduled for July 30 to hear comments from Louisiana’s agricultural community about proposed water rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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TitlePine Colaspis Beetle Common Problem This Time of Year
Release Date7/3/2014
 
In recent weeks, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has received phone calls pertaining to the “browning” of pine trees.
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TitleLDAF Animal Health Advisory - Vesicular Stomatitis
Release Date6/26/2014
 
Due to an increasing number of confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) cases in Texas, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry animal health officials are imposing enhanced requirements on livestock entering Louisiana from a state that has diagnosed cases of VS.
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TitleEPA invites La. Ag Producers to Discuss “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Rule
Release Date6/24/2014
 
On March 25th, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced a proposed rule that revises the definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The agencies emphasize that the proposal seeks to provide regulatory clarity after significant uncertainty following two Supreme Court decisions. This proposal is being evaluated by many agricultural organizations and agriculture producers are being encouraged
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TitleCotton Planting and Boll Weevil Eradication
Release Date5/27/2014
 
All cotton planted in the state, including cotton grown in ornamental gardens and other non-traditional locations must be registered with the state to be monitored for possible boll weevil presence.
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TitleTimber Theft Arrest in Caldwell Parish
Release Date5/22/2014
 
A Grayson man is accused of stealing timber in Caldwell Parish. Charles Mason Adkins, 37, was arrested Monday by Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) enforcement agents.
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TitleHouse passes WRRDA, Strain urges Senate passage
Release Date5/21/2014
 
Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., hailed yesterday’s passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (“WRRDA 2014” H.R. 3080) by the U.S. House of Representatives as a major victory not only for Louisiana but for the entire nation.
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TitleCalcasieu Parish Men Accused of Timber Theft
Release Date4/22/2014
 
Two Calcasieu Parish men are accused of  timber thefts in Allen Parish.
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TitleStrain: Know When to Hire a Licensed Horticulture Professional
Release Date4/17/2014
 
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding residents to hire only licensed professionals for certain landscaping activities when they hire out work to be performed.
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TitleAccepting Applications for Specialty Crop Block Grant
Release Date3/25/2014
 
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., announced today.
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TitleLDAF Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Underway
Release Date3/18/2014
 
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program (VFA).
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TitleFormer Volunteer Firefighter Arrested in Connection with Arsons
Release Date3/18/2014
 
A former volunteer firefighter with the Washington Parish Fire District #2, Johnny Erin Tarver, is accused of setting 20 fires in Washington Parish over the course of two months.
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TitleAnnual LDAF Shade Tree Sale Dates Set
Release Date2/19/2014
 
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will hold its annual shade tree sale on various dates throughout the state, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said.
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TitleMississippi Man Accused in Timber Theft
Release Date2/19/2014
 
A man from Picayune, Mississippi is accused of not paying three different landowners for timber investigators say he cut near Mount Hermon, La.
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TitleFormer Volunteer Firefighter Arrested for Arson
Release Date2/5/2014
 
A former volunteer firefighter is charged with four counts of simple arson in connection with fires that investigators say were intentionally set in a wooded area just south of Derrider, La. in 2012 and 2013.
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TitleStrain Lauds Congress for Final Passage of Farm Bill
Release Date2/4/2014
 
For more than a year, we have struggled to gain stability for the nation’s farmers while a long-term Farm bill was in limbo. I am happy to hear our congressional leaders have finally resolved their differences and voted in favor of a five-year Farm Bill. It was certainly overdue.
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TitleLDAF Forestry Grant Program Underway
Release Date1/27/2014
 
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is accepting applications for the 2013 Urban & Community Forestry Grant (U&CF) program beginning in January 2014.
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TitleUSDA Designates Drought Disaster Areas
Release Date1/15/2014
 
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.,  received notice from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that three Louisiana parishes contiguous to Arkansas are now designated natural disaster areas as a result of a recent drought.
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