Floods, Big Business Risk Louisiana Farms (Opinion)

by Kathryne LeBell, The Tulane Hullabaloo

The August floods that hit Baton Rouge and surrounding areas caused an estimated $277 million in damages — a steep cost that almost matches the budget deficit that the state has been battling for over a year. To aid these struggling communities, Louisiana and the federal government must act to defend southern agriculture.


Richland Parish Farmers Need Help from Washington

by Scott Franklin, RichlandToday.com

As I watched the recent flooding in South Louisiana, I felt sadness for our neighbors, but selfishly, I felt relief that Northeast Louisiana was spared from the effects of the storm.  However, this relief soon disintegrated after the torrential downpour upon soon to be harvested local crops.