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John Westra, LSU AgCenter (2013)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-04-29

Duration: 00:28:21

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Westra, John | Louisiana State University Agricultural Center | Agriculture | Sugarcane | COTTON | Sweet potato industry | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Fisheries


  • Westra, John Speaker


A speech by John Westra before the Baton Rouge Press Club on April 29, 2013. Westra is an economist with the LSU AgCenter. He discusses: the record-setting year for Louisiana agriculture in 2012; the reasons why some crops, like sugar cane, had record yields, but not record values; the conditions that contributed to record low harvests for cotton and sweet potatoes; and the effect of the 2010 BP Oil Spill on the marine and freshwater fisheries.