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Louisiana State Technical Committee

Welcome to the Louisiana State Technical Committee page

The Louisiana State Technical Committee (LASTC) is an advisory group coordinated by the Louisiana State Conservationist to help organize and deliver Farm Bill related program benefits. General meetings of the LASTC are scheduled two times each year or announced for special program activities.

Subcommittees of the LASTC are organized to address current issues and details of various Farm Bill programs. Occasionally, ad hoc subcommittees may also be created to address special programs or as determined by the Louisiana State Conservationist. Subcommittee meetings are scheduled to coincide with requirements for implementation of specific programs. The organization of the Louisiana LASTC also includes a link to Local Work Groups. Through a locally led process, Local Work Groups also serve an advisory role and may participate in LASTC meetings.

The Spring State Technical Committee meeting deteremined the 2023 state priority resource concerns listed below:

1) Animals - Terrestrial Habitat for Wildlife and Invertebrates

2) Soil - Organic Matter Depletion

3) Water - Inefficient Irrigation Water Use

4) Plant - Plant Productivity and Health

5) Soil - Classic Gulley

6) Soil - Sheet and Rill

7) Plants  -Plant Pest Pressure

8) Water - Ponding and Flooding

9) Animals - Feed and Forage Imbalance

10) Animals - Inadequate Livestock Water Quantity, Quality and Distribution


Louisiana State Technical Committee Contact

Louisiana State Technical Committee Contact