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Notice of Intent filed with State Register (LAC 7:XV.171)

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July 9, 2020

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (“Department”) filed a Notice of Intent with the State Register giving public notice that the Department intends to amend rule LAC 7:XXIII.715 to require any agricultural consultant that fails to renew their certification within three years of the date of issuance to reapply to take the agricultural consultant examination.    .

Interested persons may submit written comments, data, opinions, and arguments regarding the proposed Rule. Written submissions must be directed to Kevin Wofford, Director of the Advisory Commission on Pesticides, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, 5825 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806 and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 10, 2020.

From the Commissioner

phtCommissionerHeadshotFor Louisiana to maintain a leading position, we must surpass existing standards of agricultural and forestry achievement and seek additional opportunities for growth and prosperity. Louisiana's agricultural industries and its forestry, soil and water resources are critical to the advancement of our state and play a central role in our diverse cultural heritage.

As your Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, I am committed to working with the farmer and forester, producer and processor and all others to ensure our food is safe, our fiber production among the best and our animals strong and healthy. Thank you for the honor and privilege of serving you. - Mike Strain DVM

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