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Louisiana agriculture generates $12.7 billion in 2014

Louisiana agriculture generates $12.7 billion in 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For the third year in a row, Louisiana farmers had record-breaking values for many of their commodities.

LSU officials say Louisiana agriculture contributed $12.7 billion to the state's economy in 2014, a gain of 7.6 percent, or $900 million, over 2013.

Agricultural Center economist John Westra says records also show agriculture's contributions to the state's economy have grown for five consecutive years — from $9.9 billion in 2010 through last year's record-breaking total.

The 2014 Ag Summary from the LSU AgCenter, released Monday, is a compilation of the numbers for more than 200 agricultural commodities grown across Louisiana.

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