In her visit to northeast Louisiana, the third term U.S. Senator was open for suggestions while offering assistance from her seat in Washington.
Landrieu focused on three issues, starting with opposition to a farm bill she says isn't doing enough to aid Louisiana farmers.
"It's not structured correctly in the senate for rice farmers or the diversified crops we have here," said U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.
Before touching on an amendment to the Restore Act that if passed, would give the gulf states 80% of the fines paid by BP following the gulf oil spill.
"It will bring billions which BP will pay. Not tax dollars that BP will pay to Louisiana and the gulf coast."
To the delight of Rayville Mayor Harry Lewis, Landrieu also spoke about education reform.
She says she supports the governor's efforts but feels that the state fell short in opening up 7,000 voucher slots for the 435,000 students in failing schools.
For Lewis, strong schools could be a major factor as Richland Parish tries to attract major industries to industrial sites in Rayville and Holly Ridge.
"Healthcare and education. Those things are important in your community because anytime an industry wants to locate in your area, it's all about education and hospitals," Lewis told NBC 10 News.