Louisiana row crop farmers are likely to sow every nook and cranny of their fertile fields this spring as commodity prices surge to unprecedented levels.Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain predicts that agriculture will be "the new boom industry" and he says Louisiana is in a perfect position to profit.

Northeastern Louisiana farmers are coming off a solid 2010 harvest after suffering through two straight years of weather disasters that decimated crops and yields.

Most already have a solid stand of corn and have turned their attention to planting soybeans and cotton.

Richland Parish producer Charlie Noble tells The News-Star the higher prices are a welcome change.

Corn prices have more than doubled from $3.40 a bushel last year to as high as $7.50 per bushel this year.