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  • AgCenter: OK strawberry season likely despite bad weather

    January 16, 2017 1:14 PM

    AMITE - The LSU AgCenter says some strawberry growers were hit by floods, wind and freezing temperatures, but others are optimistic about the season. AgCenter agent Whitney Wallace in Tangipahoa Parish says that overall, the damage is not too bad. Natalie Jones, farm manager of Faust Farms in Amite says... more »
  • Global hops shortage could lead to higher beer prices Play Video

    April 23, 2016 12:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A hops shortage is making it more costly for breweries to operate. That cost will eventually be passed onto the consumer. Southern Craft Brewery Company makes its beer in Baton Rouge. Joe Picou is half of the small operation that has big plans. "We felt... more »
  • Pecan growers experience shortage in crops this year Play Video

    December 30, 2015 6:38 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pecan growers are having to adjust their prices because of a decrease in crops this year. "Last year we shelled until about the middle of May. It may be April when we stop this year," said Andre Bergeron, owner of Bergeron Pecan Company. Bergeron told News... more »
  • Lafayette looking for teachers in key areas

    July 9, 2015 8:34 AM

    LAFAYETTE- The Lafayette Parish School System is struggling to find teachers for certain subjects, leading to a critical shortage declaration. However, Superintendent Donald Aguillard says the critical designation is routine and is often done by school districts. The move allows the school system to further advertise the positions and hire... more »
  • Egg shortage limits Whataburger breakfast

    June 1, 2015 9:18 PM

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Due to a shortage of eggs caused by the Midwest bird flu, Whataburger is limiting its breakfast serving hours. Times are now 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays and 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekends. Breakfast used to be available 12 hours a day. ... more »
  • Furor over French fries for McDonald's in Venezuela

    January 7, 2015 3:48 PM

    CARACAS, Venezuela - McDonald's is finding itself under fire in Venezuela both for not selling French fries - and for selling them. Hours after the Associated Press reported that McDonald's had run out of fries at Venezuelan franchises, state-sponsored television network Telesur posted a story headlined "McDonald's Joins Economic War... more »
  • WBR struggles to find teachers before school starts Play Video

    July 25, 2014 6:12 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - School starts just weeks from now, and one parish is struggling to find teachers. West Baton Rouge School officials said they're short by 42 teacher. Most of the vacancies are also in specialty positions that aren't easily filled, like math, science, reading, and special education.... more »
  • Many without gas due to record cold temps Play Video

    January 7, 2014 5:52 PM

    ZACHARY - Record breaking temperatures are taking their toll on Zachary's gas pipelines. Residents are experiencing low gas pressure throughout the city. Mayor David Amrhein said it's from a combination of the cold and meeting the demand of a growing city. Some Zachary residents went without heat, hot water,... more »
  • Congress approves bill to avert helium shortage

    September 26, 2013 2:58 PM

    WASHINGTON- Congress has moved to avert an impending shutdown of the federal helium reserve, a key supplier of the lighter-than-air gas used in a products ranging from party balloons to MRI machines. The Federal Helium Program, which provides about 42 percent of the nation's helium from a storage site in... more »
  • Shrimp shortage driving up prices

    August 30, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A shortage in the global shrimp market is rapidly driving up local prices. A disease which kills prawns has hit shrimp markets overseas, reducing the overall supply and driving up prices around the globe. In July federal fisheries officials also predicted a below-average brown shrimp... more »
  • Report: La. has too few dentists for its residents

    June 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new national report says Louisiana has one of the worst dentist shortages in the nation. The analysis, released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts, comes as the state Department of Health and Hospitals is slashing reimbursement rates paid to dentists through the Medicaid program with the... more »
  • Shortage in Lake Pontchartrain bedevils crabbers

    June 8, 2013 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Crabbers are having a hard time finding their prey in Lake Pontchartrain. Fishermen and seafood dealers offer varying theories to WVUE-TV as to why the brackish lake is not the crab "factory" that it historically has been. Some blame the BP PLC oil spill or chemicals used... more »
  • LSP trooper shortage part of budget talks Play Video

    March 20, 2013 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says there is a need for a new cadet academy to fill the ranks. Edmonson told a budget review committee that is hard to plan while the state's money problems continue. Edmonson told the Louisiana House Appropriations Committee that there were... more »
  • Local law agencies notice ammo shortage Play Video

    January 14, 2013 5:52 PM

    GONZALES - Officers at the Gonzales Police Department are part of a growing group nationwide dealing with an ammunition shortage. "The manufacturers that are supplying to law enforcers are also supplying to the local retailers. With that being said, It's a basic economy test supply and demand," said Sgt.... more »

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