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Comm. Mike Strain, Agriculture & Forestry (2010)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-02-01

Duration: 00:28:07

Subjects: Crop insurance | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | STRAIN, MIKE | Louisiana. Department of Agriculture and Forestry | Agriculture | Food | Economy | WATER SUPPLY | RISK MANAGEMENT


  • Strain, Mike Speaker


A speech by Mike Strain before the Baton Rouge Press Club on February 1, 2010. Strain is the Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. He talks about the future of agriculture in Louisiana, including: the need to increase food production to keep up with population growth; the global economy’s effect on Louisiana agriculture; the issues of water and pests; the need for branding; the biomass industry; the Supreme Court decision in National Cotton Council vs. EPA; cap and trade; the Clean Water Restoration Act; risk management and crop insurance; and the lack of workers entering the agriculture industry.