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Last week, delegates from 192 countries met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss the future of the global postal network. They met in the headquarters of the African Union in a building designed, built and financed by China.
Five boys from the local Boy Scout Troop #53 received their Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony Sunday.
Joseph “Bruce” Cordill, Jesse Thomas, Jarrod Thomas Jr., Sam Broussard and Nico Broussard were presented their badges at Winnsboro First Baptist Church by Scout Master Karl Broussard.
Seafood processors, sugar cane millers and landscapers in Louisiana are worried there won't be enough visas available for the foreign seasonal laborers they need in the coming months.
Conferees on the farm bill understand the economic challenges facing farmers and want to get a farm bill done to provide certainty -- a popular word among them -- to farmers and rural America.
Congressman Neal Dunn’s (FL-02) legislation to expand veterans’ job and educational opportunities in the sciences passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Senator Dean Heller (NV) introduced companion legislation in the Senate similar to Dr. Dunn’s bill. Dr. Dunn’s bill, H.R.
Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is pushing his colleagues on the Farm Bill Conference Committee to include work requirements for food stamp recipients, the last major sticking point on passage.
West Monroe has landed a $1 million Delta Regional Authority grant to upgrade the infrastructure at its signature commercial park anchored by the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center.
"It's a huge win for West Monroe for a project that will set the stage to attract even more economic development opportunities to the park," West Monroe Mayor Staci Albritton said.
Bailey Whitlock and her family have bad cell service at home. They're still using a landline, and their internet service is terrible.
"If you barely turn your head, we automatically lose it," Whitlock said.
Congress is taking steps to bring a Farm Bill to the president’s desk. Wednesday, members of Congress met at the Farm Bill Conference Committee hearing trying to get the House and Senate to agree on a bill. The sticking point for Congressman Ralph Abraham are provisions for adults who get food stamps.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed farm bill negotiators to finalize an agreement as quickly as possible, but House Republicans used the conference committee’s first formal meeting to continue to press senators to accept tighter work requirements for food stamp recipients.