A big item facing lawmakers in Washington DC this week is the $500 billion farm bill. The impact on the country's agriculture industry could be felt in Louisiana.
The debate on this bill centers on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But without renewal, food stamp recipients and so many other people could be affected.
The House and Senate are at odds on how much money to cut from the food stamp program and working to come to an agreement.
If there's one thing Louisiana is known for, it is food - seafood, rice, beef and other delights - but what some people may not realize there is another segment of agriculture some say has lots of potential to be just as popular in the state and around the country.
Right now, Louisiana boasts seven wineries around the state. In the last few months, a task force was formed by the Department of Agriculture to help the industry grow like it has in some neighboring states.
Over the weekend State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced that he would not be running for governor in 2015.