Lakeland Cotton and Grain in receivership

WINNSBORO, La (KNOE) As of September 10, 2019, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has placed Lakeland Cotton & Grain in receivership.

La. Commissioner of Ag and Forestry Mike Strain meets with farmers in Winnsboro at Lakeland Cotton and Grain

The only purpose of this is to ensure that any farmer who has a valid contract with Lakeland will be paid for grain that has been delivered as specified in his/her contract.

To be paid, a farmer must:

1) Have a valid contract with Lakeland
2) Present proof of delivery and payment (your settlement statement) if you delivered grain to another elevator
3) File a separate claim for each entity that has a contract

A claim form with instructions is being developed to assist you in filing your claims. That form can be requested through the LDAF office by calling 225-922-1341.

Please contact one of the following LDAF employees if you have any questions/concerns:
Dr. Steve Sessums, Asst. Commissioner Agro-Consumer Services
225-922-1342 ssessums@ldaf.state.la.us

Kyra Fitzgerald, Director of Louisiana Agricultural Commodities Commissions
225-935-2164
kyra@ldaf.state.la.us