Iraq agrees to purchase 90,000 tons of US rice
Posted on 10/5/2018 11:57:00 AM.

Iraq is set to buy 90,000 tons of American grown rice in a deal that more than triples the tonnage of the original request pushed by Congressman Ralph Abraham and others, and that’s big for Louisiana, which produces more rice than any other state. Abraham says the Iraqi appetite is growing.

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U.S. and Louisiana to export rice to China for first time ever
Posted on 7/21/2017 11:09:00 AM.

Louisiana will be able to export rice to China for the first time ever under a landmark trade agreement involving the U.S. and the Asian country. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain says this is a huge achievement for the rice industry.

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LSU advances to Super Regionals with victory over Rice
Posted on 6/4/2017 10:43:00 PM.
By Jeff Palermo
LSU scored early and Tigers starting pitcher Eric Walker handled the rest as the Bayou Bengals advanced to the Super Regionals with a 5-0 victory over the Rice Owls. 
It's the second consecutive year LSU beat Rice to advance in the NCAA Tournament. It's the first 13th trip to the Super Regionals for the program, tied for second most all time. 
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A look at LSU's regional foes
Posted on 6/1/2017 9:16:00 AM.
By Jeff Palermo 
Weather permitting LSU will begin the Baton Rouge Regional by hosting Texas Southern on Friday at 2:30 PM. Southeastern Louisiana and Rice are scheduled to play on Friday at 7 PM. The Lions and Owls are in Baton Rouge for regional play for a second straight season.
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Gov. Edwards hopes the death of Castro leads normalized relations with Cuba
Posted on 11/29/2016 3:14:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards is hoping the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro will lead to more trade with the island nation. Edwards, who led a trade mission to Cuba in October, doesn't expect any changes over night, but hopes Louisiana can return to being a major trade partner.
"I'm hopeful and optimistic that as time moves forward we are going to be able to re-establish that historical relationship that we had with Cuba before the revolution," Edwards said. 
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LSU AgCenter estimates $110 million in agricultural damages
Posted on 8/23/2016 9:39:00 AM.

Homes and vehicles were not the only things lost in the recent flood, as the LSU AgCenter reports hundreds of thousands of acres of crops were lost. Kurt Guidry with the AgCenter says the total value of crops lost is about $110 million.

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LSU headed back to the Super Regionals
Posted on 6/7/2016 8:30:00 PM.
The LSU baseball team is headed back to the Super Regionals as the Tigers rallied from a two-run deficit to beat to beat the Rice Owls 5-2. The most valuable player in this game was Jared Poche, who on three days rest, threw six shutout innings and kep LSU in the contest, until the bats woke up in the 7th. Poche says he felt good going into the game.
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Rice forces winner take all match-up with LSU
Posted on 6/6/2016 11:40:00 PM.
The Baton Rouge Regional has been extended until Tuesday as Rice beat the LSU Tigers 10-6 on Monday night at Alex Box Stadium. The win by the Owls forces a winner take all match-up on Tuesday at 4 PM. 
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Lange and an inside-the-park home run propel the Tigers to win over Rice
Posted on 6/5/2016 10:21:00 PM.
LSU is in the championship round of the Baton Rouge Regional after a 4-2 win over Rice on Sunday night at Alex Box Stadium. Alex Lange pitched like an ace as he tossed eight plus innings, allowing just two runs and striking out 10.
Lange threw 112 pitches and also had to wait out a one hour rain delay to earn his 8th win of the year.
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Rep. Abraham arives to Cuba to ensure Louisiana becomes a trading partner
Posted on 4/6/2016 2:55:00 AM.

US Representative Ralph Abraham arrives in Cuba today seeking to make Louisiana a trade partner with the island once the U.S. lifts the trade embargo. The Richland Parish Republican says exporting Louisiana rice to Cuba would make a lot of sense for both sides and the Port of New Orleans is only 36 hours away.

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