Louisiana Legislature, Agriculture Facing More Budget Woes (with video)

by Forrest Laws, Delta Farm Press

"If you start adding taxes and taking away credits that have been developed over a long period of time; if you start taking away exemptions that we depend on to still be profitable, the price of food will go up."

That may be an unusual approach for a legislator to take, but it appears to have resonated with his fellow lawmakers, according to Sen. Brett Allain, R-Jeanerette, La., a sugar cane producer and businessman, who spoke at the Louisiana Farm Bureau annual convention in New Orleans.