Mar 6, 2024 | Press Releases, Seafood

LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released a statement in support of Governor Jeff Landry’s (R-LA) executive order requesting disaster assistance for the crawfish industry.


“The crawfish industry is a vital part of Louisiana’s economy and culture, and last year’s drought severely impacted the industry. My office is committed to the mission of assisting our crawfish industry and will continue to work at the federal level to secure much-needed assistance. Today’s executive order by Governor Landry will help to unlock additional relief for the entire industry, and I appreciate his efforts in protecting our way of life.”


In January, Congressman Clay Higgins sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting relief for Louisiana’s crawfish industry because of the severe drought in 2023 and the recent freeze that devastated production. Read the letter here.


Last month, Congressman Higgins also delivered a letter encouraging Governor Landry to declare a statewide disaster for the industry. Read that letter here.

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