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While the latest Louisiana floods have abated, the hard work of harvest and cleaning up still have to be done. Also part of the aftermath: state officials and lawmakers bringing home the best federal assistance package possible.
Recovering from not just one flood, but two. Louisiana is still reeling. Lawmakers say these flood events may as well have been overlapping. One local congressman wants the Federal government to take on more of the cost from the March flood that affected thousands.
Agriculture losses from the March and August floods totaled almost $367 million, according to an analysis by the LSU AgCenter, threatening the future of some of Louisiana's farmers.
Louisiana's congressional delegation and Gov.
A newer sweet potato variety has finally overtaken a tried-and-true industry standard in terms of acreage grown in Louisiana, producers heard at the LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station field day in Chase on Aug. 31.
Louisiana's congressional delegation has joined Gov. John Bel Edwards in asking for the federal government to take on a bigger share of the cost for flood response and recovery for both the August disaster in southern Louisiana and the March deluge in northern, central and southern Louisiana.
BATON ROUGE, LA. (KNOE 8 News) - A flight for hope. Today, Congressman Ralph Abraham, and Pilots for Patients, woke up early to pack donations, and take off. Their destination - Baton Rouge.
Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is trying again through legislation to block a 2015 executive order from President Obama that Abraham believes would force millions of Americans to buy expensive federal flood insurance.
"The VA system is broken," said Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto. "There are some successes, but stories like the ones we heard today far overshadow those. Unfortunately, it's not just here in Alexandria, it's all over the nation."