Cost of Louisiana Thanksgiving Meal Cheaper This Year

Cost of Louisiana Thanksgiving Meal Cheaper This Year

BATON ROUGE--If you’re buying your family’s Thanksgiving meal this year, good news—it’s the cheapest it’s been in several years.According to the latest American Farm Bureau Marketbasket survey, this year’s 16-item meal costs $49.12, the lowest since 2014 and the second-lowest since 2011. The survey includes Louisiana surveys, which found a price drop of a little less than two percent from 2016.

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USDA Designates Four Parishes in Louisiana as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Texas

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated Cameron, Grant, Natchitoches and Rapides parishes in Louisiana as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by flooding from Hurricane Harvey that occurred from Aug. 26, 2017, through Oct. 10, 2017.

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Governor Brings Ag Tour to Northeast Louisiana

By Randall Newsome, MyArkLaMiss.com

BASTROP - Governor John Bel Edwards made the trip up to Morehouse Parish to have a talk, but mostly to listen. Louisiana farmers have some big concerns about the future, but Governor Edwards wants them to know he's all ears.

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Governor John Bel Edwards Meets with Bastrop Farmers

By Olivia Russell, KNOE-TV, Monroe

BASTROP - Some Northeast Louisiana farmers in need of help met with Governor John Bel Edwards. Tuesday, the governor stopped in Bastrop on a tour in which he's hoping to learn more about the latest agriculture concerns across the state.

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America Must Not Turn its Back on Trade

by Caitlin Cain and Paul Aucoin

This week in New Orleans, at Louisiana Trade Week, business leaders from around the nation will come together to discuss the importance of trade to Louisiana and the United States. In fact, because of shipping exports from the Mississippi River, international commerce is responsible for one in every five jobs in our state.

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New Mid-South RCPP Deadline Approaches For LA, MS, AR & MO

New Mid-South RCPP Deadline Approaches For LA, MS, AR & MO

By Josh Hankins, USA Rice

Over the past month, USA Rice hosted outreach meetings across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri to spread the word about the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), Mid-South Graduated Water Stewardship, that will bring financial assistance to rice producers implementing working lands conservation programs throughout the four states.  

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