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John Westra, LSU AgCenter (2010)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-03-15

Duration: 00:23:43

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Westra, John | Louisiana State University Agricultural Center | Agriculture | Economy


  • Westra, John Speaker


A speech by John Westra before the Baton Rouge Press Club on March 15, 2010. Westra is an economist with the LSU AgCenter. He talks about the findings of the 2009 Summary of Agriculture, including: the reasons for the reduction of the total value of agriculture in 2009; the specific industries of forestry, poultry, wheat and feed grains; and the reasons for the increase in the production of pecans, sweet potatoes, and sugar cane.