The Great State: Louisiana

Louisiana plays a huge part in feeding Americans. In fact, almost 50% of U.S. grain exports travel through the Louisiana ports. As far as in the state, poultry is the largest animal industry. And Louisiana is the top producer of crawfish, alligators, oysters and shrimp. Commercially, the Louisiana fishing industry produces one-fourth of the nation's seafood. Louisiana also produces rice, cattle and calves, corn, soybeans and sugarcane.

Capital: Baton Rouge

Population: 4,410,800

Founded: April 30,1812 (Louisiana was the 18th state)

State Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican

State Tree: Bald Cypress

State Flower: Magnolia

State Flag:

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Largest City: New Orleans

Nickname: Pelican State

 

Farm Facts:

Number of Farms: 30,000

Average Farm Size: 269 acres

Total Farmland: 8.1 million acres

 

For more information on the state of Louisiana, visit the website.

 

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