The cost of the historic August flood is still being counted. AP reports, the LSU AgCenter has released its assessment of damage to Louisiana crops, and farmland. Economist Kurt Guidry announced a figure of 227 million dollars. This is more than twice the original estimate. It breaks down something like this. Corn, $44 million, cotton, $26 million, Rice & soybeans, $69 million each. Agricultural losses in the March flooding of north Louisiana were placed at $90 million. Governor John Bel Edwards and agriculture commissioner Mike Strain are traveling to Washington to lobby for federal assistance.

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