LCFOR is excited to announce the introduction of another member to its coalition – the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. Louisiana Farm Bureau’s choice to join LCFOR’s membership is a strong and clear sign that rural communities, the agricultural industry in Louisiana, and LA Farm Bureau’s membership recognize the need to pass a bill this year that funds projects to fix or replace our states crumbling roads and bridges.
“Our state’s transportation system is creating major challenges for the agriculture and forestry industries,” said Ronnie Anderson, President of Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. “With thousands of load-posted, comprised bridges, our farmers and foresters have a very difficult time getting their goods to market. Roads and bridges must be a priority for the legislature – we have to do something about this now.”
The Louisiana Coalition to Fix Our Roads consists of over 100 businesses, Chambers of Commerce and trade associations across Louisiana. A group which has come together to ask drivers and the public, in general, to join them in their efforts to rally lawmakers to pass a comprehensive plan to make our current roads and bridges safe, meet the state’s growing transportation needs and improve our quality of life in Louisiana. The bill, introduced this year by Representative Steve Carter is HB 542 and is currently in the House Ways and Means Committee.