BATON ROUGE – Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., will travel to Plaquemine, La to tour a sugarcane farm and hear from local agriculture and forestry producers. This is a continuation of the agriculture listening tour held last November. The agriculture and forestry industries are valued at approximately $13 billion in Louisiana.
“Agriculture is a vital part of our state’s economy and hearing first- hand about the issues that matter the most to the hardworking men and women who are responsible for its success is important in understanding how state government can better partner with them to advance this industry,” said Gov. Edwards. “Sugarcane is one of the state’s essential crops, and I am very excited to learn more about it and continue touring farms across our great state with Comm. Strain.”
“We have traveled across the state and visited farms featuring different commodities grown in Louisiana. This time, we will visit a sugarcane farm, but all agriculture and forestry producers are invited to discuss current issues they are facing. I also expect some discussion on tariffs and the Farm Bill,” said Strain.
Information on Thursday’s visit is as follows:
When: Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Al Landry’s Farm Shop
29195 Highway 1