Photos: Handshakes, Q&A as Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Officials Visit with Sugarcane Farmers

By The Advocate, Baton Rouge

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry Mike Strain visited Alton Landry, Inc. sugar cane farm in Plaquemine to speak to sugar cane farmers, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The visit was a continuation of the listening tour held last November when the two visited farms across the state covering the state’s major commodities.

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Louisiana Governor, Agriculture Commissioner Hold 'Listening Session' with Farmers

By Harrison Golden, WVLA-TV Local 33, Baton Rouge

PLAQUEMINE - Louisiana's governor and agriculture commissioner hit the road Thursday, hearing varied concerns from dozens of farmers in Iberville Parish. "This is where the dollars begin, right out there in that dirt," Mike Strain, who leads the state's Department of Agriculture and Forestry, told the audience at a sugarcane farm in Plaquemine.

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Abraham to Craft Final Farm Bill Language

By Greg Hilburn, USA TODAY Network

Congressman Ralph Abraham has been named to the conference committee that will set American agriculture policy for the next five years. "This is great news; a huge asset for Louisiana," said Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson. "Congressman Abraham will be our biggest voice at the table and he understands our unique issues in Louisiana because he lives them."

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