LSU AgCenter

2016 pecan crop struggling in Louisiana, nationwide

LSU AgCenter pecan specialist Charlie Graham displays a handful of pecans on Nov. 3 at the AgCenter Pecan Research and Extension Station in Shreveport. After harvest, pecans are dumped into wooden containers, which are then moved into this room to be dried. Air is blown into the bottoms of the containers through the black hoses seen in this photo. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

Louisiana pecan growers who were eager to bounce back from a less-than-stellar crop last year will likely have their hopes dashed this year, with smaller-than-usual harvests predicted for the state and nationwide.

Farmers assured of flood disaster aid

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal aid is available to help them get through the flooding crisis.

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