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Comm. Mike Strain, Agriculture & Forestry (2012)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-08-20

Duration: 00:25:30

Subjects: Droughts | Food prices | DREDGING | Crop insurance | West Nile virus | Lacassine sugar mill | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | STRAIN, MIKE | Louisiana. Department of Agriculture and Forestry | Agriculture | Agricultural laws and legislation


  • Strain, Mike Speaker


A speech by Mike Strain before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 20, 2012. Strain is the Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. He discusses: the increase in the value of agriculture; the increase in agriculture processing in Louisiana; the oil and gas industry’s impact on processing; the need for Congress to pass the Farm Bill; the drought’s effect on national food prices and dredging; crop insurance; the H3N2 virus; the West Nile Virus; and the settlement with the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority on the Lacassine Sugar Mill case.