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Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

The new Clean Water Rule became effective at the end of August 2015. This fact sheet presents the new Clean Water Rule with added clarification to some of the terms in the old rule.

Basic Ranching Investment Costs
Publication cover

This brochure describes and lists the expected investment costs incurred to begin a cattle operation.

Louisiana Farm Inventory Book
Louisiana Farm Inventory Record

The inventory of farm assets is an important part of the farm record system. The inventory lists all of the assets of the business and their current value for management purposes.The Louisiana Farm Inventory Book was designed and intended to be used as an important farm management tool. PDF Format Only.

Louisiana Farm Record Book
farm record book

The Louisiana Farm Record Book provides a farmer with an organized system for keeping vital records. Its 72 pages (plus cover) provide space for recording farm income and expenses, as well as data on loans, open accounts, land use and crops planted. It also provides a means of producing an income statement, evaluating cash flow, analyzing farm enterprises and more. Cost: $10 plus tax and shipping. Order a printed copy through our online store by using the Order Publication button.

Field Diary for Recording the Application of Restricted Use Pesticides
Field Diary
The 1990 farm bill or the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (FACT), Subtitle H, section 1491 requires that private applicators maintain records of the restricted-use pesticides (RUP) applied. This Field Diary will allow the producer to keep records of a complete history of each field. (PDF format only)
Louisiana Smoke Management Guidelines for Agriculture
agricultural burning
These guidelines should assist with managing smoke and ash from agricultural prescribed burning operations to reduce their effects on public health and welfare. (PDF format only)
Louisiana Agricultural Burning and Smoke Management Program
crop burning
Why do farmers burn in the first place? What are the benefits of burning crop residues? What will happen if farmers are not able to burn? What is a prescribed burn? What is smoke and ash management? Find these answers and more in this publication. (PDF format only)
Country of Origin Labeling (COOL): A Guide for Louisiana Cattle Producers
Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) mandates that the majority of livestock commodities be identified by country of origin. This document provides producers with the information they need to be in compliance. (PDF Format Only)