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The Count: how much the Louisiana agriculture industry lost in August floods 

$110 million

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NEARLY HALF THE CROPS LOST in the recent floods were soybeans, with an estimated $46 million loss in soy. Of 420,000 acres of soybeans, "very little" had been harvested, according to LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry.

  The loss could have been greater for rice, but about 80 percent of the rice yield already had been harvested, Guidry said.

  Sugar cane, corn, sweet potato, cotton and grain sorghum fields also took some hits, but Guidry said the extent of the damage won't be known for weeks — and will depend on whether the saturated grounds continue to get rain during the remainder of the tropical season.

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