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Farmer Woes (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-20

Duration: 00:07:48

Subjects: Agriculture | FARMERS


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Simeon, Val Interviewee
  • Simmons, Ned Interviewee
  • Odom, Bob Interviewee
  • Simmons, F.G. Interviewee
  • Gill, Gorman Interviewee


This segment from the January 20, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the problems facing Louisiana’s farmers due to the record cold weather. Johnson reports that many farmers are selling their livestock and quitting the industry due to destroyed grass, a lack of hay, and high feed prices. He visits a livestock sale in Kentwood and interviews farmers Val Simeon, Ned Simmons, and F.G. Simmons, as well as sales manager Gorman Gill. Johnson also interviews Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom. Host: Robyn Ekings