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Louisiana’s Citrus Industry (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-01

Duration: 00:10:49

Subjects: Citrus fruit industry | Freezes (Meteorology) | Agriculture


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Odom, Bob Interviewee
  • Chauvin, Louis Interviewee
  • Becnel, Konrad Interviewee
  • Alexander, Steve Interviewee


This segment from the February 1, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the negative impact of two successive freezes since 1983 on the citrus industry in Louisiana, including Plaquemines Parish. He interviews: Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom; Louis Chauvin, citrus grower; Konrad Becnel, citrus grower; and Steve Alexander, a researcher at the LSU Citrus Research Station. Host: Beth Courtney