Legislative Affairs

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. 

We lobby on the state and national level on behalf of farmers and ranchers. We closely follow Louisiana legislative activities and national affairs, keeping our members up-to-date on bills that impact agriculture.

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Legislative Affairs

Jim Monroe is the Farm Bureau's assistant to the president and legislative affairs director. He has been with the Farm Bureau for more than 40 years and was raised on a cattle and cotton farm in Gilbert, LA.

Monroe tracks legislative activities at the state and local levels, working during the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature to bring lawmakers up-to-date on farm-related bills. View his reports on our capitol watch page.

Monroe can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6202.


2013 Legislative Session Wraps Up

The Louisiana Legislature will finish the 2013 Session with a $25 billion budget for the state. TWILA TV Host Michael Danna explains why this could be good news for Louisiana's farmers and ranchers.