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Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry Press Releases

367 Press Releases
  • Published on September 15, 2020 - 19:12 GMT

    LDAF’s Indian Creek Recreation Area to Reopen

    NEWS LDAF’s Indian Creek Recreation Area to Reopen September 15, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA (September 15 , 2020) –  The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s (LDAF’s) Indian Creek Recreation Area is scheduled to reopen Thursday, September 17, 2020. …

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  • Published on September 15, 2020 - 16:31 GMT

    LDAF Inspects Gas Stations Post Hurricane Laura 

    NEWS LDAF Inspects Gas Stations Post Hurricane Laura  September 15, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA (September 15, 2020) — In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Weights and Measures Division deployed …

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  • Published on September 14, 2020 - 22:39 GMT

    Deadline Extended for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    NEWS Deadline Extended for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program September 14, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA. (September 14, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the deadline for farmers and ranchers to apply …

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  • Published on September 14, 2020 - 17:07 GMT

    Ag & Forestry Emergency Personnel Ready to Respond

    NEWS Ag & Forestry Emergency Personnel Ready to Respond September 14, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA (September 14, 2020) – Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) emergency personnel stand ready to respond in the event parishes need assistance …

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  • Published on September 10, 2020 - 22:11 GMT

    Strain: Use EPA-Approved Products and Disinfectants in Schools and Universities

    NEWS Strain: Use EPA-Approved Products and Disinfectants in Schools and Universities September 10, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA (September 10, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  is reminding school districts and state and local officials to …

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  • Published on September 10, 2020 - 22:11 GMT

    Mosquitoes Causing Problems for Livestock Owners  

    NEWS Mosquitoes Causing Problems for Livestock Owners   September 10, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA (September 10, 2020) – An increase in mosquitoes following Hurricane Laura is causing problems for livestock owners. “What we are seeing are swarms of mosquitoes …

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  • Published on September 9, 2020 - 21:02 GMT

    Strain: Burn Ban Continues

    NEWS Strain: Burn Ban Continues September 9, 2020 Baton Rouge, La. (September 9, 2020) – Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, D.V.M., said a multi-parish burn ban issued after Hurricane Laura remains in effect. “I’d like to remind everyone …

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  • Published on September 8, 2020 - 17:23 GMT

    Notice – Emergency Rule: LAC 7:XV.171 (Guava Root Knot Nematode Quarantine)

    NEWS Notice – Emergency Rule: LAC 7:XV.171 (Guava Root Knot Nematode Quarantine) September 8, 2020 LDAF has filed an emergency rule with the State Register giving public notice that in accordance with the emergency provisions of the Administrative …

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  • Published on September 3, 2020 - 17:08 GMT

    Pet Food Recall: LDAF Feed Testing Program Discovers Fungal Toxin

    NEWS Pet Food Recall: LDAF Feed Testing Program Discovers Fungal Toxin September 3, 2020 Baton Rouge, La. (September 3, 2020) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Feed Program is at the forefront of a nationwide pet food recall …

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  • Published on August 29, 2020 - 16:26 GMT

    Fuel Hotline for Poultry Farmers

    NEWS Fuel Hotline for Poultry Farmers August 29, 2020 Baton Rouge, La. (August 29, 2020) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry (LDAF) has established a hotline for poultry farmers as a resource for those in need of fuel. “Hurricane Laura …

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  • Published on August 29, 2020 - 14:33 GMT

    Strain: Hire Only Licensed Arborists to Work on Storm-Damaged Trees 

    NEWS Strain: Hire Only Licensed Arborists to Work on Storm-Damaged Trees  August 29, 2020 Baton Rouge, La. (August 29, 2020) – As cleanup from Hurricane Laura begins, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., …

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  • Published on August 28, 2020 - 21:02 GMT

    LDAF Launches GoFundMe Animal Rescue Relief Fund

    NEWS LDAF Launches GoFundMe Animal Rescue Relief Fund August 28, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA (August 28, 2020) – Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) launches GoFundMe to accept monetary donations to aid in animal relief efforts following …

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  • Published on August 23, 2020 - 21:53 GMT

    Still Time to Prepare for Tropical Systems

    NEWS Still Time to Prepare for Tropical Systems August 23, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA (August 23, 2020) – Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said livestock and pet owners should make preparations ahead of possible …

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  • Published on August 21, 2020 - 19:10 GMT

    Prepare Now for Tropical Systems 

    NEWS Prepare Now for Tropical Systems  August 21, 2020 Baton Rouge, La. (Aug. 21, 2020) – As two tropical weather systems with potential for development are predicted to enter the Gulf of Mexico early next week, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry …

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  • Published on August 12, 2020 - 23:51 GMT

    Notice: Adoption of Regulations – Louisiana Horticulture Commission

    NEWS Notice: Adoption of Regulations – Louisiana Horticulture Commission August 12, 2020 Horticulture Commission – Examinations, Administration, Sod Quality and Classification Form (LAC 7:XXIX.113, 115, and 117) Release Date: 8-10-20 The Department of …

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  • Published on August 5, 2020 - 21:06 GMT

    Unsolicited Seeds from China?

    NEWS Unsolicited Seeds from China? August 5, 2020 On July 24, 2020, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) was notified that a resident in St. Rose, La. received an unsolicited package of seeds originating from China. If you received …

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  • Published on August 4, 2020 - 20:22 GMT

    Louisiana Dog Tests Positive for SARS-CoV-2

    NEWS Louisiana Dog Tests Positive for SARS-CoV-2 August 4, 2020 Baton Rouge, La. (August 4, 2020) – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has received its first reported case of a SARS-CoV-2 positive dog in Louisiana. SARS-CoV-2 is …

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  • Published on July 30, 2020 - 21:40 GMT

    Sawmill Owner Accused of Timber Theft

    NEWS Sawmill Owner Accused of Timber Theft July 30, 2020 Baton Rouge, La. (July 30, 2020) – Following a six month investigation,  Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) enforcement agents arrested 67-year-old Robert B. Barnes of Hamburg, …

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  • Published on July 24, 2020 - 22:02 GMT

    Mystery seeds delivered to Louisiana resident 

    NEWS Mystery seeds delivered to Louisiana resident  July 24, 2020 Baton Rouge, La. (July 24, 2020) – Today, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) was notified that a resident in St. Rose, La. received an unsolicited package of seeds …

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  • Published on July 22, 2020 - 18:57 GMT

    Invasive Species Impacting Crops

    NEWS Invasive Species Impacting Crops July 22, 2020 Baton Rouge, La. (July 22, 2020) –  A recent report from the LSU AgCenter regarding the apple snail (Pomacea maculata) sheds light on this foreign invasive species that is now negatively impacting two …

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