Land grabbing in Louisiana is having a significant impact on agriculture.
This week, the Louisiana Agriculture Department and the Louisiana Land Commission are meeting to try and find a way to deal with it.
On Wednesday, the state’s legislature will vote on a bill that would make it illegal for farmers to acquire land, with penalties ranging from a $100 fine to $1,000 in fines.
The bill also would create a process for the state to review land acquisitions.
The governor is expected to sign the bill into law.
It is one of many recent agricultural reforms that have made Louisiana a model for the country, but there are concerns that it is not working.
In a study released in January, Louisiana ranked last in the nation for farm-loss insurance, a measure that provides cash assistance to farm owners who have lost their land.
A separate study published by the University of Missouri School of Law found that farmers are paying the most for their property than the federal government.
The Louisiana farm loss program was first created in 1995, and the state has since expanded it to cover 90 percent of all agricultural land in the state.
A bill to create a program to pay farmers in Louisiana for the value of their property was introduced in Congress in 2018.
But many agricultural economists say that the program has not been effective, and that the state is losing money.
“In Louisiana, land is the most valuable commodity in the world,” says Richard Smith, a professor of agronomy at LSU and a former state senator.
“It is one-third of the value, and yet farmers are being forced to pay for land they are not producing on.”
The farm loss insurance program covers loss of agricultural land, including those owned by small- and medium-sized businesses, but it does not cover losses caused by large landowners, such as large developers, who have built large farms and built roads.
In addition, there is no guarantee that the losses will be offset by future property tax revenue.
“Land is an insurance policy, not a guarantee,” Smith says.
The farm-in-law bill passed the state House and the Senate in April, and Gov.
John Bel Edwards signed it into law on Wednesday.
However, a bill introduced by state Sen. James McGovern, a Democrat, would make the state an exception to the law.
McGovern says that a law that prohibits farming without an appraisal, but does not require that an appraisal be done, is a better policy than one that requires a land acquisition.
The state already allows farmers to apply for a loan to purchase their land, but only if they have already paid a fee for it.
McDavid, however, says that this does not address the problem of land ownership.
“This bill doesn’t take away the value that has been lost, but rather gives it back to farmers who are able to get it back,” McGovern said in a statement.
“We need to take a different approach to land, one that is fair and equitable for the average person.”
The Louisiana Land Board will hold its first public hearing on the farm-law measure on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 a.m.
The Land Board is currently considering a number of proposals that could allow farmers to purchase land from non-residents without an assessment.
These include an increase in the maximum annual income allowed, a reduction in the number of days that a farmer can claim for the loss of the land, and a requirement that land be conveyed by a non-resident to a farmer.
However the board has yet to vote on any of the proposed changes.