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Comm. Mike Strain, Agriculture & Forestry (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-07-28

Duration: 00:27:22

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | STRAIN, MIKE | Louisiana. Department of Agriculture and Forestry | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | Water quality | Food safety


  • Strain, Mike Speaker


A speech by Mike Strain before the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 28, 2014. Strain is the commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. He discusses: the increase in the value of agriculture since 2008; the reasons for the record production and record exports; the 2014 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature; prioritizing fresh water and the Clean Water Act; the Nutrient Management Initiative Project; the Food Safety Modernization Act; the protocols against agriculture and livestock diseases; farmland preservation; and the ways the department has saved tax payer money.