Louisiana is assessing crop damage after six straight days of rain

Many farmers in northeast Louisiana are still waiting to see just how much damage they may have from all the recent rains. Thousands of acres were impacted by nearly six days of precipitation in late August.

At Landry Vineyards in West Monroe, the Lenoir harvest was completed before the rain began. So, their annual grape stomp took place this weekend. They even host a Lucille Ball look-a-like contest. The ladies dress up and crush red grapes with their bare feet just like the I Love Lucy show.

Louisiana Commissioner of Ag, Dr. Mike Strain helps MC the annual event. We spoke with him about what is next for soybean and cotton farmers, who may have lost some or most of their crop to flooding.

He says that it could be another month or so before they know just how big the damage is to their crops, but it appears that Concordia Parish may have suffered the most damage.


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