Agriculture

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A photo taken with a drone shows downed trees in the Vernon Unit of the Kisatchie National Forest. The LSU AgCenter estimates that timber damage from Hurricane Laura totaled $1.1 billion. (Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service)

AgCenter estimates ag, forestry losses from Laura exceed $1.6B

Hurricane Laura caused $525.4 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion to the Louisiana timber industry, according to preliminary estimates by the LSU AgCenter.

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Soybean plants lean after having been blown over by winds from Hurricane Laura at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center near Alexandria. (Photo by David Moseley/LSU AgCenter)

Hurricane Laura damages some state soybeans, other row crops

Most Louisiana soybean fields are in decent shape following Hurricane Laura, but there are pockets of serious damage in areas that received strong winds and rain.

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