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2018 Farm Bill Meeting (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Rayville, Richland Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-10-06

Duration: 00:06:59

Subjects: Abraham, Ralph L. | Agriculture | FARMERS


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Robertson, Eugene Interviewee
  • Anderson, Ronnie Interviewee
  • Strain, Mike Interviewee
  • Abraham, Ralph Interviewee


This segment from the October 6, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on Congressman Ralph Abraham’s listening session in Rayville with farmers to hear the topics they would like addressed in the 2018 Farm Bill. She interviews: Eugene Robertson of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Dairy Advisory Committee; Ronnie Anderson of the Louisiana Farm Bureau; and Commissioner Mike Strain of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Spires also interviews Congressman Ralph Abraham via Skype. He discusses: what he learned from the listening session; the concerns of cotton farmers; disaster recovery assistance for farmers; and the Farm Bill’s role as a safety net for agriculture. Host: Andre Moreau