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Boards and Commissions

Providing regulatory oversight, enforcement, and advocacy for agriculture and forestry in Louisiana

Advisory Commission on Pesticides

Serves to protect the interests, health, safety, and welfare of the Louisiana public through rules and regulations pertaining to the proper labeling, sale, distribution, transportation, storage, use and application, and disposal of pesticides within the state. See pesticide licensing and registration .

Agricultural Commodities Commission

Regulates warehouses, cotton merchants, and grain dealers doing business in Louisiana. See commodity warehousing and distribution

Animal Control Advisory Task Force

Assists community programs in ensuring and promoting the proper treatment and well-being of animals. 

Beef Industry Council

Administers the requirements of the federal "Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order" within the state of Louisiana with the goal of improving producer profitability by expanding consumer demand for beef and strengthening beef's position in the marketplace. 

Board of Animal Health

Prevents, controls, and eradicates diseases in livestock and poultry; is responsible for licensing and supervision of livestock dealers and the chartering and supervision of auction markets.

Boll Weevil Eradication Commission

Governs the practices and ensures producer compliance with existing law and regulation through investigations and adjudicatory hearings to facilitate eradication and maintain eradicated status.

Commission of Weights and Measures

Ensures that equity prevails in the marketplace for both buyers and sellers by inspecting all commercial weighing, measuring, metering and scanning devices. See weights and measures .

Crawfish Promotion and Research Board

Develops markets for crawfish and funds research to further the Louisiana crawfish industry. See .

Dairy Industry Promotion Board

Promotes Louisiana dairy to local consumers and may levy an assessment on all milk solids, milk fats, or fluid milk components sold. See milk and dairy

Dairy Stabilization Board

Provides a regulatory program designed to stabilize the Louisiana dairy industry in order to assure an adequate supply of healthful and wholesome dairy products to Louisiana consumers at fair and reasonable prices. See milk and dairy

Egg Commission

Promotes the general well-being of Louisiana’s egg industry by encouraging increased production and quality in Louisiana eggs through marketing and research. See eggs .

Forestry Commission

Protects, conserves, and replenishes the natural resources of the state. See forestry .

Horticulture Commission

Licenses, permits, and regulates persons engaged in horticultural businesses.   

Livestock Brand Commission

Investigates all agricultural crime in Louisiana including livestock and machinery/equipment thefts; maintains brand records and publishes a book of brands every 5 years. See animal branding and tattoos .

Louisiana Agricultural Chemistry and Seed Commission

Makes such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of Chapter 10-A. "Feed, Fertilizers, Agricultural Liming, Seeds, and Industrial Hemp" of Title 3 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950. 

Louisiana Agriculture Finance Authority

Addresses a serious lack of capital and credit available for investment in agriculture, for domestic and export purposes, at interest rates within the financial means of persons engaged in agricultural production and export.

Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine

Examines and determines the qualifications and fitness of applicants for a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state.

Louisiana Equine Promotion and Research Advisory Board

Supports the growth and development of the equine industry in Louisiana by enhancing research, education, promotion, facilities, tourism, events, and equine-related activities throughout the state.

Louisiana Industrial Hemp Promotion and Research Advisory Board

Supports the growth and development of the industrial hemp industry in Louisiana by enhancing research, education, promotion, facilities, and industrial hemp-related activities throughout the state. See industrial hemp .

Rice Promotion Board

Promotes rice in the state of Louisiana.

Rice Research Board

Conducts a program of research for the benefit of the Louisiana rice industry.

Soil and Water Conservation Commission

Develops the LA conservation district program, establishes operational policy, and provides general regulatory oversight of the conservation district program. See conservation and protection .

Soybean Grain Research and Promotion

Promotes the growth and development of the soybean, wheat, corn and grain sorghum industries in Louisiana.

Strawberry Marketing Board

Promotes the Louisiana strawberry industry by increasing production and quality through marketing and research. See .

Structural Pest Control Commission

Protects the interests, health, safety, and welfare of the Louisiana public through rules and regulations pertaining to structural pest control in the state. See structural pest control .

Sweet Potato Commission

Expands the market and increases consumption of sweet potatoes by acquainting the general public with the health-giving qualities and food value of the sweet potatoes grown in Louisiana. See .