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Family Farms (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-02-09

Duration: 00:07:01

Subjects: Agriculture | FARMS


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Odom, Bob Interviewee
  • Williams, Leodrey Interviewee
  • Fontenot, John Interviewee
  • Guillory, Wilbert Interviewee
  • Phils, Bobby Interviewee


This segment from the February 9, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the state of family farms in Louisiana. His report touches on the increase in land value and commodity prices, the labor shortage, the need to diversify crops, and the need for more processing plants in the state. He interviews: Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom; Leodrey Williams of the Southern University Cooperative Extension; John Fontenot, wheat farmer; Wilbert Guillory, vegetable farmer; and Bobby Phils of the Small Farm Center at Southern University. Host: Robert Collins