Mike Strain http://wwno.org en All Horses Coming From Ill. Must be Checked http://wwno.org/post/all-horses-coming-ill-must-be-checked <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana's agriculture commissioner says any horse coming into Louisiana from Illinois must have a health certificate showing that it has not been at Hawthorne Race Course in the past 30 days because nearly 70 horses there have tested positive for a very contagious and potentially lethal virus.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26583 at http://wwno.org 11 North Louisiana parishes named drought disaster areas http://wwno.org/post/11-north-louisiana-parishes-named-drought-disaster-areas <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 the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 11 north Louisiana parishes as disaster areas because of drought.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:26:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18071 at http://wwno.org New flu strain spreading from pigs at county fairs http://wwno.org/post/new-flu-strain-spreading-pigs-county-fairs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Livestock exhibits are a popular part of farm country fairs, but they&#39;re coming with a warning this year: Don&#39;t pet the pigs. And wash your hands well after exhibiting swine.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:54:39 +0000 The Associated Press 17822 at http://wwno.org