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FUTURE PLANS

This is one concept of what the Port of Avoyelles could look like in the future. The Port Authority is attempting to attract new tenants for the port and has heard presentations for a proposed oil refinery at the site and a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to deepen the Atchafalaya to improve the port's ability to serve large cargo vessels.

Simmesport Rising:Avoyelles Port is area’s gateway to world

{Editor’s Note: This series looks at several programs and initiatives aimed at improving various aspects of Simmesport’s quality of life.}

It has been promised before and abandoned.

Crates of Avoyelles yams sit waiting to be distilled into vodka at the NOLA Distilling Co. in New Orleans.

Kirk Coco, CEO of NOLA Distilling, uses only Avoyelles Parish-grown sweet potatoes from Deshotel Farms to make his line of vodka. Coco’s parents are originally from Moreauville.

N.O. distillery uses only Avoyelles yams for its vodka

Sweet potatoes have been a part of Avoyelles Parish for generations.

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