Record-setting year for Louisiana agriculture topic for April 29 Press Club

John Westra, economist with the LSU AgCenter, will discuss the record-setting year for Louisiana agriculture at the Baton Rouge Press Club on April 29. The ag economy reached $11.4 billion in 2012, which is a 6.5 percent increase over 2011. Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.