Strain Wins Another Term as Ag Commissioner

BATON ROUGE — Republican Mike Strain has defeated four farmers vying to unseat him as Louisiana’s agriculture commissioner. Voters reelected Strain, a veterinarian in office since 2008, to a fourth term in Saturday’s primary. Strain defended his tenure, saying he’s streamlined the department, paid down debt and saved taxpayers millions while the industries he regulates doubled in value.

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