When Ruston’s Board of Aldermen approved the city’s updated zoning ordinance earlier this year, the board was determined that the public understand the newly revised regulations were part of a living, breathing document.
If more changes needed to be made in the future, they would be, aldermen said. In October, the board will have the opportunity to uphold that promise to the city residents and developers.
The Agriculture Department’s October crop report released recently shows a reduction in the U.S. corn crop compared to the September report, mainly because of a drop in the estimate for harvested acres.
USDA estimates farmers will produce 12.433 billion bushels of corn this year, down from 12.497 billion bushels in the September estimate.
In the October report, USDA estimates corn farmers will harvest 83.9 million acres, a drop of 452,000 acres from the September estimate.
Lincoln Parish public schools test scores have improved in the last four years. With each passing year, it seems more students are gaining a grasp on the basic math, English language arts, science and social studies skills required to pass the exams.
That’s good news, and not just because it makes our area look better.