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Eating a good way to curb invasive species

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Eating a good way to curb invasive species
Hogs have eaten their way through forests and farmland, damaging crops and chasing away desired game. The state hopes its program will help Louisianans eat into the rate of its rapidly growing population.
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Wood power: Drax making improvements two years into operation
When Drax Biomass began construction of its wood pellet mill north of Bastrop, it projected the $160 million facility would create 45 full-time jobs. Two years into its operation that estimate has been proven wrong. There are more than 65 full-time workers, a company official said.
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Opinion: Next big market for U.S. wood products?

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Opinion: Next big market for U.S. wood products?The recent warming of diplomatic relations with Cuba has created a buzz about the potential for export sales to this market.Pre-embargo Cuba was a thriving market for U.S. agriculture exporters — it was the largest export market for Louisiana’s rice industry and a top destination for the state’s wood product exports. The island nation remains highly dependent on imports of food and fiber.Here in Louisiana, we could see significant gains should r...
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No place like home at Twin Oaks

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No place like home at Twin OaksBy Jeff ZeringueSabine Parish is heavily wooded in west-central Louisiana, a favorite place of loggers and foresters for its pine stands and some hardwood bottom land that provides much to the forest products industry.Tucked in the piney woods in the northern part of that parish is a 60-acre tract with a winding spring-fed creek and miles of emerald, moss-covered trails that look as though they belong in the land of Oz rather than Louisiana.The place is called Twin...
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Vandertsteen inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction
Forests & People: Louisiana Forestry Association Executive Director Charles A. “Buck” Vandersteen is one of three 2017 inductees into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction. The HOD is produced by the Louisiana Radio Network in cooperation with the LSU AgCenter, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.
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Newcomers to the Champion Tree List for 2017

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Newcomers to the Champion Tree List for 2017
Forests & People Magazine - 1st Quarter 2017: The Louisiana Directory of Champions, managed by the Louisiana Forestry Association, added two new champion trees this year.
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    Early in the 20th century, the practice of forestry in America was in its infancy. Its proponents were strong-willed men with a determined focus. Women were not and would not become involved in this m...
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