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.

Be a Fan!

Follow Me!

YouTube Videos


  • 18.09.2015

    Orleans RPEC Endorses Mike Strain

    The below message is from Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee Chairman, Jay Batt. I’m honored to have their endorsement! ORLEANS PARISH REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Dear Mike, It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee elected to endorse you…


  • 16.09.2015

    LA Sheriffs’ Association Endorsement

    See the press release below from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association about their endorsement. I’m so honored to have their support in the upcoming election!


  • 16.09.2015

    USDA Designates Natural Disaster Areas

    Baton Rouge, La. (Sept. 16, 2015) – Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared 20 parishes as natural disaster areas due to a recent drought. The primary parishes included under the designation are: Bienville, Caldwell, Claiborne, Jackson,…


  • 26.06.2015

    La. farmers brace for worst year since 2008

    By Greg Hilburn From News Star, Read More Here… NEW ORLEANS — Flooded fields and fickle temperatures put Louisiana farmers and ranchers in a pensive mood as they gathered here Thursday for the Farm Bureau Federation Convention, the state’s largest annual celebration of agriculture. “I’m…


  • 07.05.2015

    Strain Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee

    Strain Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee Urges a streamlined and expedited H2-B process May 7, 2015 Baton Rouge, La. (May 7, 2015) Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., traveled to our nation’s capital Wednesday, May 6,  to testify at a hearing before the U.S.…


  • 24.03.2015

    USDA Designates Natural Disaster Areas: Contiguous Louisiana Parishes Included

    Baton Rouge, La. (March 23, 2015) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared these parishes contiguous natural disaster areas: East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa. Washington Parish was also declared a disaster area in three unrelated events. Under these designations, qualified producers in…


Load more



Have a question or comment? Need to contact us?

P:  225-771-8942


627 North 9th St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message