Louisiana

State Quick Facts

Population
4,648,794

Total State GDP
 $263,856,800,000

State Land Area (Acres)
27,650,560

Land in Forest
54%

Land in Farms
29%

Number of Farms
27,400

Average Farm Size (acres)
292

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$3,120

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $3,119,222,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $1,981,479,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $1,137,743,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Soybeans
 $526,386,000

Broilers
 $524,060,000

Sugarcane for Sugar and Seed
 $381,419,000

Rice
 $330,149,000

Corn
 $324,493,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant Products
 $304,724,519

Soybeans
 $243,526,731

Rice
 $222,306,042

Cotton
 $130,307,622

Other Livestock Products
 $127,178,950

Louisiana Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Louisiana generated around $3.1 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being soybeans, broilers, and sugarcane for sugar and seed. That same year, the value of Louisiana’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 2.9 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of Louisiana’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

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Information related to Louisiana’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found by visiting the following website(s):

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.