Crop production is an important part of the economics of St. Mary Parish. Sugarcane production leads the list, with a gross farm value of $61,042,230.00 in 2011. Other crops, such as soybeans, citrus fruits and forestry added another $1,278.954.00. Livestock production, which includes cattle, horses, rabbits, sheep and goats, and swine, also added an additional $1,066,305.00.
Our parish office provides comprehensive information on a variety of agricultural and horticultural topics, including agriculture crops, livestock production, environmental management, agricultural economics, insect and weed control, and Recommended Production Practices.
For more information about these and other Agriculture topics, call the St. Mary Parish Extension office
at (337) 828-4100, extension 300, or visit us at 500 Main Street, Room 314 (Courthouse) in Franklin. You can also email your questions directly to Jimmy Flanagan
, Assistant Agent, St. Mary and Iberia Parishes.Current Weather and Climate Conditions
Sugarcane Production Web Site
Soybean Production Web Site
Wheat Production Web Site
Publications and Periodicals
St. Mary Parish Agriculture