Strain & Edwards to Visit South Louisiana Farm Thursday

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Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain and Governor Jon Bell Edwards will hold another farmer meeting this week.  The meeting with sugarcane farmers is slated to begin at 10 AM Thursday at Alton Landry's farm in Plaquemine.

"We're expecting at least 200 farmers," said Strain, "to talk about a number of things including the largest cane crop in Louisiana at 15 million tons, 600,000 truck loads, 1.8 million tons of sugar worth over $1 billion."

"Of course we'll also be talking about the tariff on soybeans and  other crops and how that's going to affect this state," Stain pointed out."

"The main purpose of these farm meeting sis to listen to the farmers and hear their concerns."

"We continue to tour the state and talk about the rural issues because economic development is a big part of what we an do jointly with the governors office and our office to further agriculture.  And that makes the entire state strong economically," Strain said.