Louisiana Rice: Economist Sees Favorable Price Outlook

🕔Jun 14, 2019An LSU AgCenter economist had good news for rice farmers at the Vermilion Parish rice field day on June 11. “Optimism is high that with recaptured market share in core […]

Louisiana Rice: Heavy Rains Further Hinder Planting

🕔Apr 9, 2019Heavy rainfall has been a challenge as rice farmers strive to get their 2019 crop planted. Farmers were able to get much of their crop planted during almost three weeks […]

Louisiana: Rice Harvest Looking Good

🕔Aug 21, 2018The 2018 rice harvest in southwest Louisiana is past the halfway point, and LSU AgCenter agents say farmers are pleased. “Yields have been good, and it seems overall to be […]

Louisiana Rice: Weather Changes Affecting Crops

🕔Jun 6, 2018Weeks of dry weather transitioned to widespread rainfall, and now rice farmers will have to be wary of the potential for disease in their crop, an LSU AgCenter plant pathologist […]

Louisiana Rice: Planting on Schedule Thanks to Recent Dry Weather

🕔Apr 6, 2018Recent stretches of dry weather have allowed Louisiana rice farmers to get in the field and plant their 2018 crop on schedule. “In the last two weeks, we’ve made tremendous […]

Louisiana: Harvey Creates Problems for Farmers

🕔Sep 1, 2017Farmers Adam Habetz and Josh Sikes were getting their first look at their crops on Aug. 30 just after Tropical Storm Harvey had passed over western Calcasieu Parish. “I was […]

Southwest Louisiana Farmers Scramble Ahead of Approaching Hurricane

🕔Aug 25, 2017Agricultural producers are scrambling across southwest Louisiana to protect their livelihoods, making final preparations in case Hurricane Harvey hits Louisiana. Keith Savoie, LSU AgCenter extension agent in Cameron Parish, said […]

Louisiana Rice: Hurricane Threatens Balance of State’s Harvest

🕔Aug 24, 2017The 2017 rice harvest is wrapping up in south Louisiana with overall results considered fair because of unfavorable weather, but an approaching tropical storm could complicate getting the remaining crop […]

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