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Farm Failures (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-22

Duration: 00:12:30

Subjects: Agriculture | Economy


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Evans, John Interviewee
  • Satterwhite, Bill Interviewee
  • Gay, Price Interviewee
  • Gay, John Interviewee
  • Patterson, Felix Interviewee
  • Timmons, Glenn Interviewee
  • Plauche, Matthew Interviewee
  • Canella, Victor Interviewee


This segment from the November 22, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the difficulties facing Louisiana farmers due to three hurricanes, high interest rates, low commodity prices, and a farm credit crunch. Johnson reports that 18% of all farm losses in the United States during the second quarter of 1985 occurred in Louisiana. He interviews: John Evans, farmer; Bill Satterwhite, cane equipment cooperative; Price Gay, farmer; John Gay, farmer; Felix Patterson, Deutz Allis manager; Glenn Timmons, Cinclaire Plantation; Matthew Plauche, Cinclaire Plantation; and Victor Canella, C & C Farms.