Metal Shark launches operations at new shipyard

Metal Shark has begun production at its new Jeanerette yard. The first ship to take shape at the new yard is a 75-foot by 22-foot aluminum catamaran-hulled Metal Shark Endurance-class vessel built for a Louisiana port operator.
(Submitted Photo)

Louisiana-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark has begun operations at its new shipyard, where the first of its recently announced Endurance-class catamarans is now in production.

New sugarcane variety featured at field day

U.S. Department of Agriculture agronomist Ed Dufrene, far right, tells farmers about the characteristics of new sugarcane varieties during the Sugarcane Field Day for St. Martin, St. Landry and Lafayette parishes on July 25.
(Photo by Bruce Shultz)

With planting season around the corner, sugarcane farmers learned about new varieties and an automated planting machine demonstrated at the St. Martin, Lafayette and St.


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