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Rain hurting Louisiana wheat crop, affecting others

Friday, 22 May 2015 17:46 Written by
Excessive rain across Louisiana is compounding existing problems with the state’s 2015 wheat crop and leading to what LSU AgCenter experts call a disastrous season. Heavy rains also are causing problems for some soybean and corn farmers, especially in the north part of the state where a storm system brought as much as 10 inches of rain in some areas in the past week. Also being affected are cotton, pastures and cattle. Less
Baton Rouge using visions of duck, andouille and cheese to lure tourists from the United Kingdom
Friday, 22 May 2015 13:02 Written by
Baton Rouge, its people and its food are the stars of an international film shoot that wrapped up this week. Red Stick residents may never see the final cut, but people in England and the rest of the United Kingdom will get a look at a gorgeous plate of duck, andouille and cheeses from the capital city. That popular dish was filmed Tuesday at City Pork 2 on Jefferson Highway by a crew
Baton Rouge ‘brand’ to be marketed in United Kingdom
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:56 Written by
Baton Rouge, its people and its food are the stars of an international film shoot that wrapped up this week. Red Stick residents may never see the final cut, but people in England and the rest of the United Kingdom will get a look at a gorgeous plate of duck, andouille and cheeses from the capital city. That popular dish was filmed Tuesday at City Pork 2 on Jefferson Highway by a crew
Baton Rouge ‘brand’ to be marketed in UK
Friday, 22 May 2015 12:11 Written by
Baton Rouge, its people and its food are the stars of an international film shoot that wrapped up this week. Red Stick residents may never see the final cut, but people in England and the rest of the United Kingdom will get a look at a gorgeous plate of duck, andouille and cheeses from the capital city. That popular dish was filmed Tuesday at City Pork 2 on Jefferson Highway by a crew
Apartments planned for Airline and Evangeline
Thursday, 21 May 2015 16:42 Written by
A Kentucky company plans to build an apartment complex at the intersection of Airline Highway and Evangeline Street in north Baton Rouge. The Port Royal Apartments will be a 192-unit development, with rents ranging between $800 for a two-bedroom, two-bath unit to $925 for a three-bedroom, two-bath apartment. LDG Development of Louisville, Kentucky, is developing Port Royal. The company has developed five complexes in Louisiana: Mallard Crossing on Greenwell Springs Road, The Woodcrest
Insurance guaranty fund votes to send state $74 million to help fill budget hole
Thursday, 21 May 2015 14:17 Written by
The Louisiana Insurance Guaranty Association’s board voted Thursday to send $74 million of its surplus to the state, if the Legislature passes a law making the fund transfer legal. LIGA was set up to pay the claims of failed property insurance companies through fees collected from insurers doing business in the state. Insurance companies receive a state tax credit in return. LIGA has about $230 million in cash. Director of Operations John Wells
Dat Dog eyes locations in Baton Rouge, Hattiesburg; owner: 'We're looking for a good fun place for people to come'
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 18:12 Written by
Dat Dog, a New Orleans-based restaurant that sells a variety of upscale hot dogs, is looking at opening locations in Baton Rouge and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Owner and co-founder Constantine Georges said he’s looking for the right place in each city to put a Dat Dog. He’s the brother of John Georges, The Advocate’s publisher and CEO. “We’ve looked at several places in Baton Rouge, but we haven’t found the right fit yet,” he
Baton Rouge casinos report 6% winnings gain
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 17:02 Written by
Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos brought in 6.2 percent more in April than they did the year before, despite a drop in business at Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The riverboats’ combined winnings was more than $24.1 million in April, compared to more than $22.7 million in April 2014, according to figures released earlier this week by State Police. This is the fifth month in a row the Baton Rouge market recorded a gain
East Baton Rouge Parish consumer spending up nearly 6% in March
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 16:58 Written by
Consumer and business spending in East Baton Rouge Parish increased by 5.9 percent in March compared with a year ago. Sales tax collection figures released by the city-parish Finance Department on Wednesday show spending hit $754.3 million in March. That compares with $712.5 million in March 2014. The figures do not include vehicle sales, which are generally examined separately when looking at spending as an economic indicator. Sales were up in most categories,
Superior Grill plans second, 'a little more upscale' Baton Rouge location at Highland and Kenilworth
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:30 Written by
Superior Grill, the popular local Tex-Mex restaurant, plans to open a second Baton Rouge location at the intersection of Highland Road and Kenilworth Parkway. Designs and plans for the restaurant are still being developed, but Steven Fontenot, district manager, said the goal is to have Superior Grill open “in a year.” The restaurant will take up a building in the Kenilworth Shopping Center that had been occupied by Arzi’s and Monjunis. Superior Grill
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