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watch: rodents of unusual size

A new documentary tells the tale of the hunters waging war against an invasive swamp rodent species, the nutria, in Louisiana. There is a government bounty on the heads (or tails) of the 20lb, orange-toothed critters - $5 for each severed 12-18in tail collected. Nutiva grazing habitats adds to coastal erosion in a region whose land […]

Posted: October 31 2017
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the shortage of livestock veterinarians is reaching "crisis levels"

Even after the lamb comes, the ewe continues to strain. Sticky with afterbirth, the ram lamb calls to his mother in quavering tenor, but though she lifts her head in his direction and lets out a low moan of response, her heaving sides won’t let her rise and go to him. In the compounded darkness […]

Posted: May 9 2017
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louisiana farms seeks interns

Cajun Grain is a non-certified rice and vegetable farm in south central Louisiana.  We are looking for one or two people to fill an internship for our vegetable CSA. We are hoping the candidates will commit to at least the spring season, which should run from mid-February to the end of June.  We had two […]

Posted: February 12 2013
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the greenhorns screening in new orleans

The Rural Route Film Festival returns to the Big Easy - spread the word about the show!  The Zeitgeist Arts Center is hosting the screenings this coming Sunday & Monday nights. Sunday, February 12: 7:30 p.m. – RURAL ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL TOUR:  BEST OF THE FEST SHORTS PROGRAM Monday, February 13: 7:30 p.m. – RURAL ROUTE FILM […]

Posted: February 8 2012
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could it be spray? could it be flu?

Dead Birds Fall From Sky AGAIN In Louisiana, 300 Miles From Arkansas Incident Days Earlier Travis Walter Donovan for the Huffington Post Around 500 dead birds have fallen from the sky in Louisiana, found scattered along a quarter-mile portion of highway in Point Coupee Parish, the AP reports. The discovery is approximately 300 miles south […]

Posted: January 6 2011