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January 21, 2014

Louisiana Soybean Association Meeting

The Louisiana Soybean Association's annual meeting will be held tomorrow at the Dewitt Livestock Facility on the Dean Lee Research Station just south of Alexandria. Registration begins at 11:50 followed by lunch sponsored by the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board. The LSA business meeting will get underway at 12:40 and including an outlook for the soybean market and an update on the Dreyfus facility in West Baton Rouge Parish by David Bollich. Kyle McCann with the Louisiana Farm Bureau will give a legislative report followed by the election of new officers for this year and new business. Membership in the LSA costs $55 a year or $155 for three year memberships. If you purchase a three year membership, you'll receive credit for four bags of seed at your respective seed dealership. For more information, contact Dr. Ronnie Levy at (318) 542-8857.

Precision Ag Workshops Next Month

The LSU AgCenter will hold three precision agriculture workshops in early February. Precision ag agents Dennis Burns and R.L. Frazier will conduct the workshops, which will cover several topics and include a round-table discussion with participants to get their thoughts and ideas about precision ag usage.

The meetings will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at:

2/3/14 Scott Center, Macon Ridge Research Station, Winnsboro

2/10/14 Dean Lee Research Station, Alexandria,

2/11/14 Red River Research Station, Shreveport,

Topics for the meetings will be:

Yield Maps - What Are They Telling Me

Veris Electrical Conductivity Soil Texture Data - Grid vs Zone Soil Sampling

Verification Strips & On-Farm Trials

Data Management - What Do I Do With It

Round-Table Discussion - Getting the Most Out of My Equipment

For more information contact Dennis Burns, 318-267-6709, or R.L. Frazier 318-267-6714

NCBA Accepting Applications for Public Policy Internship

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association's and the Public Lands Council government affairs office in Washington, D.C., are accepting applications for the fall 2014 public policy internship. The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 17, 2014.

"NCBA and PLC's internship is a great opportunity to see firsthand a grassroots effort at work in the nation's most powerful city," said Rachel Abeh, a Montana State University senior and fall 2013 intern. "I have a better understanding of the complexity and implications of the political issues facing our ranchers back here in the West, along with a greater appreciation for the lobbyists who work on behalf of our producers day in and day out."

NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts said this is a great opportunity for students with an interest in the beef industry and public policy.

"From food safety and trade to environmental issues and taxes, this internship will give college students the opportunity to work alongside staff on many critical issues affecting U.S. cattlemen and women," Butts said. "The internship is designed to work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill; to assist with NCBA and PLC's regulatory efforts; and to work closely with the communications team."

The full-time internship will begin Sept. 8, 2014 and end Dec. 13, 2014. To apply, interested college juniors, seniors or graduate students should submit the application, college transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a resume to More information about the NCBA public policy internship is available on

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