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Jim Simon, American Sugar Cane League (2013)

The Press Club

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-07-08

Duration: 00:26:08

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Simon, Jim | American Sugar Cane League | Sugarcane | SUGAR INDUSTRY | Agriculture | Agricultural laws and legislation

Contributors:

  • Simon, Jim Speaker

Description

A speech by Jim Simon before the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 8, 2013. Simon is the manager of the Thibodaux-based American Sugar Cane League. He discusses: the history of the organization; the importance and the economic impact of the sugar cane industry in Louisiana; research into new varieties of sugar cane; the Farm Bill being debated in Congress; sugar cane subsidies and global competitiveness; foreign policy’s impact on the country’s food supply; and public relations and promotional activities.