Commodity Department

The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization representing farmers, ranchers and rural residents. We are a private, non-profit, non-governmental agency established in 1922 to bring a voice to agricultural issues. 

The Farm Bureau's commodity department is responsible for all aspects of farm commodities and legislation – both state and national – that impact farmers and ranchers.

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Commodity Department

The Farm Bureau's commodity department is responsible for all aspects of farm commodities and legislation – both state and national – that impact farmers and ranchers.

Dr. Ron Harrell is the Farm Bureau's commodity director. His areas of expertise include livestock, poultry, dairy, aquaculture and fisheries. Dr. Harrell can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6211.

Kyle McCann is one of the Farm Bureau's two associate commodity directors. He tracks issues dealing with rice, wheat, soybeans, corn, honeybees and forestry, as well as national legislative affairs. Also, McCann is the Farm Bureau's representative on the Louisiana Ground Water Management Advisory Task Force. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6209.

Brian Breaux, our other associate commodity director, is responsible for issues dealing with agricultural labor, sugar, cotton, sweet potatoes, pecans, nursery crops and minor crops such as fruits and vegetables. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6210.

Jessica Lange is the Farm Bureau's commodity department assistant. She can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6243.


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