Made in Louisiana

Made in Louisiana™?

The state Legislature wants to know whether it would make sense for Louisiana to develop an official “certification, brand or label” to mark products that come from the Pelican State.

The House approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 71 on Tuesday, requesting that the state Department of Economic Development report back on the prospect to House and Senate agriculture and commerce committees by Feb. 1.

The Senate previously approved SCR71 in a 36-0 vote.

“We’d just like to see if it would be feasible,” said Rep. Ledricka Johnson Thierry, D-Opelousas. She said possibilities could include marking products made here, as well as produce grown here.

The resolution was authored by Sen. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi.

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