4:30 LRN Newscast February 24

Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is worried about rising prices as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Strain says Ukraine has some of the most fertile soil in the world and is a major exporter of wheat and grain and now the supply for these bread-making ingredients is tightening…:

CUT 13 (08)     “…very significant”

Strain says Russia is a major exporter of natural gas, which is needed to produce fertilizer, and the cost of that is already sky high.

Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee says they’ve been receiving intelligence for some time the Russian invasion of Ukraine was a real possibility…:

CUT 07(13)      “…real threat.”


The director of the LSU’s Center for Energy Studies says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not good for our wallet. Jeff Palermo has the story…:

CUT 01(31)      “…Jeff Palermo.”

Leesville Police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who went missing last week. James Foraker’s remains were found Wednesday during a search of some local woods where he liked to hang out. Police say the boy’s death appears to be a suicide, but they are conducting a full investigation.