Louisiana Agriculture Overview

Explore Louisiana agriculture and learn what makes it unique.


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As one of the top 5 industries in Louisiana, Agriculture is a vital part of the state’s economy, generating more than $3.2 billion in revenue as of the latest USDA Ag Census. Louisiana farmland has benefitted from its position on the border of the Mississippi River, which has left nutrient-rich alluvial deposits over time, ideal for growing crops. There are 27,386 farms spread across a total of nearly 8 million acres of farmland in Louisiana, over 28% of all land area in the state. In terms of sales, Soybeans, Rice, Cotton, Plant Products, and Livestock products were the top commodities grown and sold in the state.

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louisiana Farmland Quick Facts

The latest USDA Ag Census revealed that farmers in Louisiana grew and sold $3.2 billion dollars worth of agricultural products, 65% of which was the sale of crops, including nursery and greenhouse crops, and 35% from the sale of Livestock, Poultry, and their products. In 2018, Louisiana was the number 3 exporter of Rice and the number 4 exporter of Livestock products in the United States.

The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales in Louisiana were Rapides Parish, Sabine Parish, Lincoln Parish, Morehouse Parish, and Union County. When combined, these counties make up 21% of the state's agricultural revenue.

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Top Crops and Commodities
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  • soybeans
  • corn
  • rice
  • cattle
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