cantaloupes en Agriculture Commissioner: No salmonella-tainted cantaloupes in Louisiana <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says none of the salmonella-tainted cantaloupes that recently killed two people and sickened 141 nationwide have been traced to Louisiana.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:41:27 +0000 The Associated Press 18248 at Louisiana Cantaloupe This time of year, all eyes are on watermelons, and for good reason: local farmers grow stars and stripe melons just in time for the July 4th weekend. <p> This year, melon fans should be especially grateful for the spring drought. It has yielded an expectedly good run of cantaloupes and musk melons. Annually, local farmers battle overwhelming humidity and regular showers to grow these delicate orange flesh melons, but this year is different. Just ask Garyville farmer Christine Monica. Her family farms in the sandy River soils of St. John Parish, and this year it’s <i>cantaloupe country</i>. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 14:15:00 +0000 Richard McCarthy 14899 at