LSU Economist says state agriculture is up

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 4:26pm

The Agriculture business in Louisiana is booming.

That's according to LSU AG Center Economist John Westra.

He says the industry is pushing over 10 Billion dollars for the first time since 2007.

Westra spoke to members of the Press Club of Baton Rouge today.

There he explained the state experienced a seven percent increase in Agriculture in 2011.

He says this has to do with farmers yielding more "feed grains" like wheat, corn, and soybeans.

The econmist also says that sugarcane had a record year in 2011, and the prices on feed grains have risen 50 percent.

"There is significant increases in both production and price for those commodities for feed grains, wheat, and cotton," said LSU Economist, John Westra.
 

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