Governor Edwards and Louisiana Ag Commissioner Mike Strain will start a listening tour across several rural communities today. The tour will allow members of the agricultural community an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss their concerns. Strain says they want to know the challenges farmers face.
Strain says it’s important he and Governor Edwards get in front of the farmers throughout the Bayou State and address their concerns since they are a large part of our economy.
Last year, the Governor and Strain traveled to Cuba on a trade mission, seeking greater economic and cultural exchanges. Louisiana has ranked first in trade with Cuba for several years. Strain says in order to serve countries better, he hopes to get a lot of input on what is needed at home to further expand international trade.
Today’s stops will be in Mooringsport and Bastrop. Later this week they will be in Arnaudville, Ferriday, Slaughter and Ville Platte.