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$18.7B Deal Clears Path For BP To Close Books On Gulf Spill

posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8... Full Story

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:28 PM

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On
The president used his commencement speech this week to the Coast Guard Academy to say warming temperatures and rising tides pose a serious threat to global security. Meanwhile, Mother Nature didn't wait for discussion and kept bringing the rain... Full Story

Louisiana Farms Await A New Generation

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:24 PM

According to the department's Ag Census, there has been a small increase in large family farms and non-family farms, but fewer mid-level farms. Full Story

Audit Says La. Lax In Its Oversight of WIC Program

posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

The audit said OPH didn't verify grocery prices charged through the program, overpaid for food, didn't follow federal regulations governing the program and often didn't sanction vendors for unsanitary conditions in stores or expired products on... Full Story

Deadline Nears For $44.5M in Agriculture Grants

posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM

BATON ROUGE, La (AP)- Farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals have until Aug. Full Story

Louisiana Rice Fields Salted by 2008 Hurricanes

posted on April 10, 2009 at 8:04 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A new report estimates that southwestern Louisiana farmers will not be able to plant thousands of acres of rice this year because of high salt levels in fields after last summer's hurricanes. Full Story

Tropical Storm Edouard Heads for Texas-La. coast

posted on August 8, 2008 at 8:08 PM

By JUAN A LOZANO, Associated Press Writer Mon Aug 4, 7:17 PM ET GALVESTON, Texas - Beth Bronson said Monday she's determined not to have her trip ruined as the second severe storm in two weeks approached a Texas Gulf Coast vacation hotspot at the... Full Story

Strawberry Farmers Brace for Freeze

posted on January 4, 2008 at 8:01 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Louisiana's strawberry farmers covered their crops for protection against the expected drop in temperatures, the state's peach farmers hoped the cold weather would stick around for a while. Full Story

Louisiana Faces Drought Despite Last Year's Hurricanes

posted on July 14, 2006 at 8:07 PM

Despite last year's hurricanes, southern Louisiana is now facing drought. Full Story

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