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  • 28 parishes in drought disaster declaration

    December 12, 2013 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Agriculture says federal authorities have declared 28 parishes in the state natural disaster areas because of drought. Commissioner Mike Strain said in a Wednesday news release that the designation makes farm operators in the areas eligible to be considered for assistance from... more »
  • 7 parishes get drought disaster declaration

    June 30, 2011 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Seven parishes in Louisiana have been declared disaster areas due to drought by the U.S. Agriculture Department. The parishes are Beauregard, Caddo, DeSoto, Sabine, Vernon, Calcasieu and Cameron. State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says the parishes were included in a declaration covering 213 Texas counties... more »
  • Jindal Issues State Declaration of Emergency for Oil Leak

    April 29, 2010 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued a state declaration of emergency in preparation for predicted impact of oil along the Louisiana coast leaking from the Deepwater Horizon which threatens the state's natural resources.
  • Declaration of Emergency issued closing most hunting seasons

    December 18, 2009 4:47 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham has issued a Declaration of Emergency closing all hunting seasons, except waterfowl, in portions of southeast Louisiana due to flooding. LDWF has determined that floodwaters in the area could pose a potential risk of overharvest and safety risk to... more »

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