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Before any country can be a great nation it must first be a nation great in agriculture. It is imperative that we have the best department of agriculture and forestry in order to ensure that our food is safe, our fiber production is among the best and our animals are strong and healthy. I am optimistic and results-oriented about the continued progress of our department and remain dedicated to this duty.

We have great opportunities to work together to help our farmers, rural communities, and urban citizens remain productive, profitable, and health through effective policy and leadership. I look forward to serving another term as your Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry and continue my commitment to growing Louisiana agriculture one farmer at a time.

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  • 20.02.2015

    Allen Parish couple arrested for multiple forestry equipment theft charges

    Baton Rouge, La. (February 20, 2015) – An Allen Parish couple is charged with six counts each of forestry equipment theft and one count each of simple criminal damage to property. Investigators say Joey Ganson, 34, was already in jail on unrelated charges. He was…


  • 19.02.2015

    Annual LDAF Shade Tree Sale Dates Set

    February 19, 2015 Baton Rouge, La. (Feb. 19, 2015) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will hold its annual shade tree sale on various dates throughout the state, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said. “Our orchard-grown hardwood and pine seedlings are descended from…


  • 18.02.2015

    Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Louisiana

    February 18, 2015 Baton Rouge, La. (February 18, 2015) – The emerald ash borer, a severe insect pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Webster Parish making Louisiana the 25th state to confirm the presence of this beetle. Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a…


  • 23.12.2014

    More Charges Filed Against LaSalle Parish Man for Timber Theft

    Baton Rouge, La. (December 23, 2014) – An investigation by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has resulted in two more felony timber theft charges for a Jena man.  In all, this makes a total of eight felony timber theft counts against James Marcus…


  • 18.12.2014

    Arrests Made in Cattle Thefts

    December 18, 2014 Two men are under arrest following an investigation by the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission for allegedly stealing three cows and selling them at the Kinder Livestock Auction in Kinder, La. Allen Tyler Meylian, 20, from Kinder and Jacob Chance Constance, 23, from…


  • 18.12.2014

    Public Response Report Beef Promotion & Research Program

    Release Date:    12/18/2014 The public comments response report required by La. R.S. 49:968(D)(1)(b) regarding proposed changes to rules and regulations of the Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry, particularly LAC 7:V.Chapter 27 (Beef Promotion and Research Program), has been delivered to the respective legislative oversight committees…


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