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John Westra, LSU AgCenter (2012)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-03-26

Duration: 00:27:41

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Westra, John | Louisiana State University Agricultural Center | Agriculture | Economy | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010


  • Westra, John Speaker


A speech by John Westra before the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 26, 2012. Westra is an economist with the LSU AgCenter. He discusses the Louisiana Agricultural Summary of 2011, including: the $10.7 billion total value in agriculture and natural resource production in Louisiana for 2011, a 7% increase from 2010; the growth in the value of plant commodities; the decrease in the value of rice and forestry; and the findings of marine and freshwater fisheries from 2010, including data from the 2010 BP Oil Spill.