Congressman Seeking Federal Assistance for Louisiana Soybean Farmers Amid Market Disruption with China

By Adam Daigle, The Acadiana Advocate

A north Louisiana congressman is asking for help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide relief to state soybean farmers during the current market disruption with China. Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, wrote to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue that crops that had been going to the West Coast en route to China are now heading for the Mississippi River en route to South America, Europe and Africa.