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Notice- Final Rule Crawfish; Live; Boiled; Peeled (LAC 7:XXXV.107)
The Department of Agriculture and Forestry intends to finalize the above referenced rule in the August edition of the Louisiana Register. The notice of intent to take the proposed action was published in the Louisiana Register at LR 44:05 pages 930-931 (May 20, 2018). Act of Adoption
LDAF accepting organic cost-share applications
Baton Rouge, La. (Aug. 13, 2018) – Louisiana agricultural producers and handlers who obtained USDA Organic certification or recertification may qualify for reimbursement of their costs through a cost-share rebate program, Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said. The rebates are available for USDA Organic certification and recertification expenses incurred between Oct. 1, […]
Emergency Rule Filed with State Register: LAC 7:XXI.1909 (Turtles)
LDAF has filed an emergency rule with the State Register giving public notice that in accordance with the emergency provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:953(B), and pursuant to the authority set forth in R.S. 3:2358.2 and 3:2358.10, LDAF has adopted an emergency rule amending LAC 7:XXI.1909 regarding requirements for international shipments of turtles. For more […]
Emergency Rule Filed with State Register: Roseau Cane (LAC 7:XV.169)
LDAF has filed an emergency rule with the State Register giving public notice that in accordance with the emergency provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:953(B), the State Entomologist has enacted an emergency regulation amending LAC 7:XV.169 regarding the Roseau Cane Scale quarantine. For more information, please contact our office. Declaration/Emergency Rule
USDA Offers Assistance to Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said eligible agricultural producers affected by hurricanes in 2017 can now apply for assistance through the USDA to help recover and rebuild farming operations.
MOREHOUSE PARISH ARSON ARREST
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) investigators arrested a Bastrop, La. man in connection with several suspected arsons in Morehouse Parish.
LDAF Certified Louisiana Logo Program Adds New Online Portal
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has launched an online portal to help Louisiana businesses apply to the Certified Louisiana logo program online.
National Farmers Market Week Declared
August 5-11, 2018 has been declared National Farmers Market Week by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue.
LDAF Commissioner and Governor to Visit Sugarcane Farm
Tomorrow, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., and Governor John Bel Edwards travel to Plaquemine, La. to tour a sugarcane farm and hear from local agriculture and forestry producers.
New Crop Pest Identified in Louisiana
Baton Rouge, La. (July 13, 2018) – A new pest that attacks certain crops grown in Louisiana has been identified. The root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii (M. enterolobii), is a serious pest which has a high rate of reproduction and a wide host range that includes soybean, sugarcane and sweet potato. It has also been known to […]