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Farmers & Changing Weather Patterns (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: White Castle, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-09-20

Duration: 00:03:07

Subjects: Agriculture | Weather forecasting


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Schexnayder, Harold Interviewee
  • Hsu, S.A. Interviewee


This segment from the September 20, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the impact of changing weather patterns on Louisiana farmers. She interviews Harold Schexnayder, a farmer in White Castle, who discusses the impact of recent freezes and hurricanes on farmers. She also interviews Dr. S.A. Hsu, an atmospheric physicist at LSU, who recently received a $56,000 federal grant to participate in a ten-year worldwide study on the weather. He discusses the study’s goal of improving weather forecasting. Host: Ken Johnson