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Louisiana Agricultural Financial Authority

Spurring economic development in Louisiana's agriculture industry

In 1983, the Louisiana legislature formed the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority (LAFA) to provide financial assistance to Louisiana's agriculture industry. LAFA's original mandate was to address the lack of capital and credit available for agricultural investment by offering financial assistance to Louisiana businesses at affordable interest rates.

Today, LAFA enhances Louisiana's agriculture industry by providing capital investment, spurring economic development, administering grants to agriculturally related Louisiana businesses, and managing and maintaining all department properties. 


Certified Louisiana program

In addition to the services outlined above, LAFA promotes and markets agricultural businesses across the state through our Certified Louisiana program. Through our application process, this program invites companies with products sourced, grown, processed, and produced within Louisiana to use the  Certified Louisiana  logo in their product labels and marketing campaigns. The program aims to support Louisiana businesses by letting consumers know their product is authentically—Certified—Louisiana.

For more information on how your business can incorporate the Certified Louisiana logo on your product, please contact: (225) 922-2903.

LAFA's authority is granted under the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Act of 1983 (La.R.S 260, et seq.), according to the LA. Revised Statutes, Title 3, Section 262, Paragraph C (La. R.S. 262.C.).

Contact info

Mailing address
5825 Florida Blvd, 1002
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Nicholas Cole