agriculture http://wwno.org en Texas Launches New Attack On Feral Hogs http://wwno.org/post/texas-launches-new-attack-feral-hogs The Texas Department of Agriculture is waging a new attack on the feral hogs that are running roughshod over the state. A new matching grant will help fund programs put together by multiple counties, private industry and landowners. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:27:00 +0000 editor 38287 at http://wwno.org USDA: La. Crop Yields Set Records http://wwno.org/post/usda-la-crop-yields-set-records <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Louisiana's harvests this year include record yields for at least five crops — corn, soybeans, cotton, grain sorghum and rice. Sugarcane is still being harvested, but could be near a record.</p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 03:28:45 +0000 The Associated Press 25690 at http://wwno.org Vet: horses need encephalitis vaccination http://wwno.org/post/vet-horses-need-encephalitis-vaccination <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Lake Charles veterinarian says he has seen more than a dozen cases of Eastern equine encephalitis in the past three weeks — and the only horses that are still alive are the two that were vaccinated.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:56:37 +0000 The Associated Press 19273 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