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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. Join us for our annual meeting! 


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93rd Annual Meeting Coverage

The 93rd Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting has come to a close, but we are already getting ready for next year! We hope you enjoyed this year's convention and we're looking forward to seeing you next year. Thank you for all you do for Louisiana agriculture!

You can download photos from this year's events for free and read this year's headlines below.


TWILA is in the Crescent City this week, where the 93rd Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention was held. TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White and Avery Davidson has the highlights from this year's convention.


93rd Annual Meeting News

Anderson Begins 27th Term as La. Farm Bureau President
Story by Neil Melancon, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 28, 2015
Ronnie Anderson, a beef cattle producer and forage grower from Ethel, La., has been re-elected president of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.

Fournier named 2015 Louisiana Farm Bureau Queen
Story by Denise Attaway, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 28, 2015
Following a tight contest between 28 beautiful women, Bailey Nicole Fournier, 18, of Washington Parish was named queen during the Louisiana Farm Bureau 93rd Annual Convention.

With Imports Down, U.S. Sugar Producers On More Level Playing Field
Story by Denise Attaway, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 28, 2015
Thanks to the suspension agreement involving sugar from Mexico coming in to the United States, American sugar can better compete with sugar from Mexico on the American market.

Cotton Consumption to Exceed Production
Story by Denise Attaway, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 28, 2015
Even though cotton acres planted this year were down about 15 percent from 2014, experts anticipate cotton consumption will exceed production for the first time in six years.

Magalhaes and Williams Take Home Talent Show Win
Story by Denise Attaway, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 27, 2015
It was a night of expressive art form and innovative use of technology during the 93rd Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention Talent Show here Friday night.

Farmworker's House to be Upgraded Due to Requirements
Story by Denise Attaway, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 27, 2015
A proposal to revise current Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) housing regulations for agricultural workers could mean some employers will have to upgrade their farmworker housing to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

An Open Door: Candidates Promise Farmers Will Have Voice in New Administration
Story by Neil Melancon, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 27, 2015
With the election for governor little more than four months away, the four major candidates for office stated their case before a crowd of more than 500 at the 93rd annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention Friday afternoon.

Innovative Grant Parish Farm Couple Take Small Farm to the Big Time
Story by Neil Melancon, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 26, 2015

When it comes to passions in life, there’s a common expression of a person being ‘hungry’ for something, such as ‘hungry for fame’ or ‘hungry for fortune’ or even ‘hungry for attention.’ For Will and Bethany Butterfield, they became farmers because they were just hungry.

Avoyelles Parish Wins President's Trophy At Farm Bureau Convention In New Orleans; Dustin and Ashley Morris of Richland Parish Named Top Young Farmers
Story by Neil Melancon, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 25, 2015
The Avoyelles Parish Farm Bureau has taken top honors at the Louisiana Farm Bureau convention here, winning the President's Trophy on Thursday night.

Governor’s Forum To Highlight 2015 Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention
Story by Neil Melancon, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 18, 2015
A governor’s forum with the four major candidates for office will be one of the many highlights at this year’s 93rd annual convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau, held at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal St. June 25-28, 2015. 

Governor’s Forum To Be Held At La. Farm Bureau Convention
Story by Neil Melancon, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 5, 2015
Four of the announced gubernatorial candidates will be at the Louisiana Farm Bureau state convention held at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel on Canal St. this year, Friday, June 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m in the Carondolet Ballroom.


We are Farm Bureau

Ask any farmer what farming means to them and they will tell you it's a way of life. They are more than just farmers -- they are Farm Bureau.


Meet the Morris Family

TWILA's A.J. Sabine highlights the 2015 YF&R Achievement Award Winners --Dustin and Ashley Morris. See how this power couple pushes through the hard times and rejoice in the good, all while continuing their success at work and home.


Meet the 2015 Louisiana Farm Bureau Queen

Congratulations to Bailey Nicole Fournier of Washington Parish, the 2015 Louisiana Farm Bureau Queen!


The Heart of the Farm

At the heart of every farm is a strong woman. See what it takes to be a Louisiana farm woman.


Celebrate the life of Mike Danna by donating to the Michael J. Danna TWILA Scholarship. Find out how you can make a contribution and learn more about Mike Danna here.


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