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Each week, we'll break down politics at the state and national levels into the ways they affect farmers, ranchers and rural Louisiana. We'll also discuss how you can help change the discussion from the grassroots level wherever you are in the state.

Latest Episodes

Grassroots Government -- September 29, 2020

The Grassroots Government gang is back together live and in the flesh for a fresh podcast this week. In this episode, the team talks about the latest version of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program -- CFAP 2.0 -- and what farmers need to know about it. Joe Mapes also joins to discuss the special legislative session that began this week in Baton Rouge.

34 minSEP 30
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Grassroots Government -- September 29, 2020

Grassroots Government -- Crawfish Is In!!

Farm-raised crawfish is now a covered commodity under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. In this episode, Karl Wiggers and Andy Brown break down what that means and how Louisiana farmers can take advantage of a relief money from the CARES Act passed earlier this year by Congress.

48 minAUG 19
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Grassroots Government -- Crawfish Is In!!

Grassroots Government - Ep. 13 - 6-20-20

In this episode, Joe Mapes fills us in on the latest on tort reform in Baton Rouge. Also, Andy Brown tells us the latest about national issues - especially the work he is a part of in getting Louisiana crawfish farmers and fishermen money from the latest federal stimulus packages.

20 minJUN 22
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Grassroots Government - Ep. 13 - 6-20-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 12 - 6-8-20

This week on the podcast, Andy Brown updates us on the ruling against the use of Dicamba, a very popular herbicide on Louisiana farms. He talks about the steps Louisiana Farm Bureau is taking to help farmers use this valuable tool that is likely already on many farms ready to be applied. He also brings us the latest on the CFAP payments that are on their way to Louisiana farmers. In the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, lawmakers are finished with week one of a special legislative session. Joe Mapes fills us in on the latest on tort reform that Louisiana Farm Bureau has been watching, as well as the status of the state’s budget.

22 minJUN 9
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Grassroots Government - Ep. 12 - 6-8-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 11 - 5-23-20

This week, Joe Mapes explains the latest on the tort reform bills that Louisiana Farm Bureau is watching closely in the state capitol. We also talk about the state's budget and the special session that may be coming to firm up the budget. Andy Brown fills us in on the latest from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which President Trump announced more details on this past week. FSA will begin taking applications from farmers and ranchers on May 26th.

27 minMAY 23
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Grassroots Government - Ep. 11 - 5-23-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 10 - 5-18-20

This week, Joe Mapes breaks down some bills that are moving through the state legislature in Louisiana, including a bill that will hopefully bring down the price of auto insurance across the state. He also updates us on the latest on the state's budget that now has around 2 weeks to be completed. Andy Brown updates us on work the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is doing to help poultry producers keep the lights on. He also explains the HEROES Act that's moving around in D.C. right now as well as the latest from the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

37 minMAY 19
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Grassroots Government - Ep. 10 - 5-18-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 9 - 5-11-20

In this episode, LFBF Lobbyist, Joe Mapes tells us about the state legislature's return to work at the capitol in Baton Rouge. On the national front, Andy Brown updates us on the ever-changing plans for assistance for Louisiana farmers and ranchers coming from the USDA.

31 minMAY 12
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Grassroots Government - Ep. 9 - 5-11-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 8 - 5-3-20

This week, Joe Mapes tells us about the state legislature returning to work in Baton Rouge. Also, Andy Brown updates us on the ever-changing news coming from Capitol Hill with assistance programs. We also discuss at length the newest concern for both American Farm Bureau and Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation -- livestock processing -- aka, the nation's food supply.

39 minMAY 4
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Grassroots Government - Ep. 8 - 5-3-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 7 - 4-24-20

In this episode, LFBF National Affairs Coordinator Andy Brown brings us up to speed on the latest from Washington, D.C. and the latest relief package that Congress has now passed, pumping more money into the PPP and other programs that will help Louisiana farmers and ranchers.

21 minAPR 25
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Grassroots Government - Ep. 7 - 4-24-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 6 - 4-20-20

In this episode, Joe Mapes discusses how the remainder of this current legislative session could play out as we draw closer to the end of April. Andy Brown talks with us about the federal issues including a big chunk of money that has since been designated to help Louisiana farmers and ranchers. Read more about that at the link in the show notes.

15 minAPR 21
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Grassroots Government - Ep. 6 - 4-20-20

Latest Episodes

Grassroots Government -- September 29, 2020

The Grassroots Government gang is back together live and in the flesh for a fresh podcast this week. In this episode, the team talks about the latest version of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program -- CFAP 2.0 -- and what farmers need to know about it. Joe Mapes also joins to discuss the special legislative session that began this week in Baton Rouge.

34 minSEP 30
Comments
Grassroots Government -- September 29, 2020

Grassroots Government -- Crawfish Is In!!

Farm-raised crawfish is now a covered commodity under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. In this episode, Karl Wiggers and Andy Brown break down what that means and how Louisiana farmers can take advantage of a relief money from the CARES Act passed earlier this year by Congress.

48 minAUG 19
Comments
Grassroots Government -- Crawfish Is In!!

Grassroots Government - Ep. 13 - 6-20-20

In this episode, Joe Mapes fills us in on the latest on tort reform in Baton Rouge. Also, Andy Brown tells us the latest about national issues - especially the work he is a part of in getting Louisiana crawfish farmers and fishermen money from the latest federal stimulus packages.

20 minJUN 22
Comments
Grassroots Government - Ep. 13 - 6-20-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 12 - 6-8-20

This week on the podcast, Andy Brown updates us on the ruling against the use of Dicamba, a very popular herbicide on Louisiana farms. He talks about the steps Louisiana Farm Bureau is taking to help farmers use this valuable tool that is likely already on many farms ready to be applied. He also brings us the latest on the CFAP payments that are on their way to Louisiana farmers. In the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, lawmakers are finished with week one of a special legislative session. Joe Mapes fills us in on the latest on tort reform that Louisiana Farm Bureau has been watching, as well as the status of the state’s budget.

22 minJUN 9
Comments
Grassroots Government - Ep. 12 - 6-8-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 11 - 5-23-20

This week, Joe Mapes explains the latest on the tort reform bills that Louisiana Farm Bureau is watching closely in the state capitol. We also talk about the state's budget and the special session that may be coming to firm up the budget. Andy Brown fills us in on the latest from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which President Trump announced more details on this past week. FSA will begin taking applications from farmers and ranchers on May 26th.

27 minMAY 23
Comments
Grassroots Government - Ep. 11 - 5-23-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 10 - 5-18-20

This week, Joe Mapes breaks down some bills that are moving through the state legislature in Louisiana, including a bill that will hopefully bring down the price of auto insurance across the state. He also updates us on the latest on the state's budget that now has around 2 weeks to be completed. Andy Brown updates us on work the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is doing to help poultry producers keep the lights on. He also explains the HEROES Act that's moving around in D.C. right now as well as the latest from the USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

37 minMAY 19
Comments
Grassroots Government - Ep. 10 - 5-18-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 9 - 5-11-20

In this episode, LFBF Lobbyist, Joe Mapes tells us about the state legislature's return to work at the capitol in Baton Rouge. On the national front, Andy Brown updates us on the ever-changing plans for assistance for Louisiana farmers and ranchers coming from the USDA.

31 minMAY 12
Comments
Grassroots Government - Ep. 9 - 5-11-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 8 - 5-3-20

This week, Joe Mapes tells us about the state legislature returning to work in Baton Rouge. Also, Andy Brown updates us on the ever-changing news coming from Capitol Hill with assistance programs. We also discuss at length the newest concern for both American Farm Bureau and Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation -- livestock processing -- aka, the nation's food supply.

39 minMAY 4
Comments
Grassroots Government - Ep. 8 - 5-3-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 7 - 4-24-20

In this episode, LFBF National Affairs Coordinator Andy Brown brings us up to speed on the latest from Washington, D.C. and the latest relief package that Congress has now passed, pumping more money into the PPP and other programs that will help Louisiana farmers and ranchers.

21 minAPR 25
Comments
Grassroots Government - Ep. 7 - 4-24-20

Grassroots Government - Ep. 6 - 4-20-20

In this episode, Joe Mapes discusses how the remainder of this current legislative session could play out as we draw closer to the end of April. Andy Brown talks with us about the federal issues including a big chunk of money that has since been designated to help Louisiana farmers and ranchers. Read more about that at the link in the show notes.

15 minAPR 21
Comments
Grassroots Government - Ep. 6 - 4-20-20
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