Louisiana Rice: Weather Deals Blow to Harvest Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019
Farmers probably would like to forget the 2019 rice crop, which has been plagued by low yields. Bad weather from the start of the growing season through harvest is being […]

Louisiana: Hurricane Barry Floodwaters Affecting Southwestern Crops Jul 18, 2019

🕔Jul 18, 2019
Hurricane Barry had a minimal effect on Louisiana croplands, but its aftermath left a narrow strip of flooding rain that will cause damage. Some soybeans were flooded, and rice was […]

Louisiana Rice: Economist Sees Favorable Price Outlook Jun 14, 2019

🕔Jun 14, 2019
An 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, 2019

🕔Apr 9, 2019
Heavy 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, 2018

🕔Aug 21, 2018
The 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, 2018

🕔Jun 6, 2018
Weeks 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, 2018

🕔Apr 6, 2018
Recent 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, 2017

🕔Sep 1, 2017
Farmers 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, 2017

🕔Aug 25, 2017
Agricultural 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, 2017

🕔Aug 24, 2017
The 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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