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Commodity Promotion and Research

The Commodity Promotion and Research Division administers promotion and research development programs that serve farmers and consumers through state and regional trade shows, retail promotions, chef demonstrations, market research, development and implementation of promotion and research activities by commodity-specific boards, a Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The division also provides one-on-one assistance to farmers and consumers for varied promotion services and for information about Louisiana agriculture outlets such as farmers’ markets and roadside stand sales opportunities.

Specialty Crop Grant Programs

Crops considered specialty crops include fruits and tree nuts, vegetables, culinary herbs and spices, medicinal plants, as well as nursery, floriculture, and horticulture crops. For a complete list of eligible crops, visit the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Marketing Service website.

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Specialty Crop Multi-State Grant Program