Baton Rouge, LA- Governor Jeff Landry sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack seeking federal assistance to address the recent drought that has affected our domestic crawfish industry and made prices skyrocket. This request would expand the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program to include drought as a cause of loss for farm-raised fish (including crawfish). Letter attached.


“Louisiana leads our country in crawfish production, contributing over $425 million in total to the state’s economy. This year’s drought is affecting our farmers, our economy, and our way of life in Louisiana. I am requesting the federal government provide much-needed relief to our domestic crawfish industry. Our farmers and fishermen have helped bolster our economy for centuries, and now it’s time we have their back,” said Governor Jeff Landry.  


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