MONROE, La. (The News-Star) — The leader of Louisiana's largest agriculture network is retiring from his position.

Ronnie Anderson is the longest-serving Farm Bureau state president in America.

The News-Star reports he'll end his tenure this summer after 31 years. After winning annual elections for three decades, Anderson says he won't seek reelection during this year's Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention in June.

The Louisiana Farm Bureau has been a powerful political force under Anderson. The organization advocates for agricultural causes and influences elections.

The state organization grew from about 67,000 members in 1989 to more than 148,000 under Anderson's watch.

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