The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s mission is to promote, protect and advance agriculture and forestry, and soil and water resources.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is responsible for administering many of the programs and enforcing the regulations that impact every aspect of the state’s agriculture and forestry. At the farm and forest level, these industries contribute $10 billion annually to the state’s economy. When the many support industries are added in, agriculture and forestry touch the lives of everyone in Louisiana, making them critical to the economic growth and prosperity of the state as well as a vital part of the state’s rich cultural heritage.
Louisiana is the nation’s leader in sugar cane production.