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Cameron farmers and ranchers hit hard by Hurricane Laura

Posted at 12:35 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 13:35:17-04

In Cameron Parish, agriculture really took it on the chin from Hurricane Laura.

Most of the agriculture in that parish is cattle and rice. Parish Farm Bureau President "Bozo" Cox was able to get his cattle up to high ground, and since the storm surge wasn't as bad as Rita, they stayed safe.

Rice farmers were mostly able to get their rice harvested before the storm hit, and stored in bins. Unfortunately, the storm ripped the tops off the bins - leaving them open to rain, which could ruin the rice.

Many farmers' homes also were affected, adding stress to an already stressful situation.