Gov. Edwards, State Officials Hold 'Listening Session' With Agriculture Community

By Local 33 TV, Fox 44 TV, Baton Rouge

SLAUGHTER - In Louisiana, agriculture is an $11 billion-a-year business. "But it's not just the economic impact," Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday, after he and state Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Michael Strain held a so-called "listening session" with farmers, ranchers and loggers in Slaughter. "It's a way of life."


Tackling the Big Cotton Growing Issues at the 2018 Beltwide Consultants Conference

By David Bennett, Delta Farm Press

The consultant’s meeting normally kicks off the annual Beltwide Cotton Conferences and “that’s what we’re expecting again at this year’s meeting in San Antonio,” says Hank Jones, Louisiana consultant. Jones, who heads the NCC’s consultant committee, would “like to see as many cotton consultants at the meeting as possible.


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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