Edwards: Rising incomes responsible for surplus
Posted on 9/26/2018 2:56:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says the state’s surging income levels are a substantial part of the expected 300 million dollar surplus for the last budget year. A report showed Louisiana paced most of the nation in income growth at 5.9 percent in the 2nd quarter, good for second in country. Edwards says income gains are propelling the unexpected revenue.

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Louisiana posts strong Q1 GDP growth
Posted on 7/25/2018 5:39:00 AM.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis says Louisiana showed the 14th fastest gross domestic product growth in the nation for the first quarter of 2018.

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Freeze slows down Louisiana strawberry growth
Posted on 1/16/2014 1:58:00 AM.
The cold weather Louisiana received last week caused a delay in strawberry growth. The freeze destroyed the blooms on strawberry plants but did not kill the crop. LSU AgCenter agent Sandra Benjamin says before the freeze, farmers were able to pick strawberries and green fruit.
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